Group managing director, CMS Peripherals
Career so far I spent four years in cost accountancy, then set up CMS Peripherals in 1988 and have had an amazing 24-year journey with CMS ever since. It's getting better every year.
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be? I would be Arsene Wenger. I would sign Messi, Xavi, Fabregas and Ronaldo, then make Frank Salmon an honoury president for life.
What will next year's most overhyped industry buzzword be? Cloud, cloud and cloud!
Has 2012 been a good, bad or ugly year? Not just good, but excellent. It will be CMS's best year ever and a fantastic year of sport apart from Arsenal not winning any trophies.
What would you have as your last meal? A good traditional Sunday roast with all the dressings and a glass of red wine.
What keeps you awake at night? Our upcoming SAP integration.
What piece of technology could you not be without? My iPhone - the best toy ever created.
Have any of your predictions come true this year? Yes, interest rates would stay low and credit lines would be squeezed.
What is the best partner/customer trip you have ever been on? A trip to Lapland and the Ice Hotel, drinking vodka in ice glasses and then sleeping in the Ice Hotel at -10 degree temperatures - cool!
What do you see as the channel's biggest challenge in 2013? For the next year, keeping credit lines in place across the channel and bringing new brands to market.
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