Clare Barclay

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General manager, SMS&P, Microsoft UK

What achievement are you most proud of?

My two amazing little boys!

What has been the biggest change in the channel since you started working in IT?

The move to the cloud and the transformation it is having on the channel.

What three things could you not live without?

My Lumia 950XL phone, holidays and sunshine, and Chardonnay!

What has been your most embarrassing moment so far?

It’s too embarrassing to share!

What do your family think you do all day?

“Work on computers, play Minecraft and talk a lot on the phone.” That is a quote from my four-year-old son.

Who is your ultimate celeb crush?

David Beckham.

What is your guilty pleasure?

All boy bands: One Direction, Take That…

What would be your first act if you were made Prime Minister?

Investing more in apprentice programs and helping young people into work.

Has 2015 been a good, bad or ugly year?

It’s been an amazing year at Microsoft as we transform the shape of our business with our partners.

If you didn’t work in the IT channel, what would you do?

I would love to be a CSI investigator.

What major issues will the channel face in 2016?

Transitioning their business profitably to maximise the opportunity of cloud services.

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