Paul Barlow

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Founder and managing director, Servium

What achievement are you most proud of?

Setting Servium up from scratch.

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

Vendors trying to sell direct and then slowly realising the channel adds real value!

What three things could you not live without?

Coffee, milk and sugar.

What has been your most embarrassing moment so far?

Being in the toilet when it was announced that I won a CRN award in 2010!

What do your family think you do all day?

Chat to people, surf the web and drink coffee!

Who is your ultimate celeb crush?

Jennifer Aniston.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Puddings!

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

Celebrate for four years solid!

Has 2015 been a good, bad or ugly year?

Brilliant. Servium is continuing to grow. We have taken some great people on and our customers are happy.

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

London Underground train driver - great pay, short working week, extra days off for strikes and a free Travelcard.

What major issues will the channel face in 2016?

Major vendor mergers/splits and dealing with the fallout; cutting through the hype of the cloud and turning it into real value for end-users; and IT security and keeping customers' data safe.

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