Phil Boyd

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Vice president merchandising, Scansource Communications Europe

What achievement are you most proud of?

Helping the growth of business and the development of colleagues.

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

The impact of the internet and emails.

What three things could you not live without?

1. My mobile phone. Remaining available for contact and being able to make contact has saved me on several occasions. 2. My driving licence. Driving is a passion. I've enjoyed driving many different vehicles in various countries. 3. Books. Reading has broadened my outlook on many subjects.

What has been your most embarrassing moment so far?

Forgetting a name.

What do your family think you do all day?

Drink coffee and make phone calls.

Who is your ultimate celeb crush?

Kylie Minogue.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate.

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

Review Sunday trading laws.

Has 2015 been a good, bad or ugly year?

It's been good. Change is a constant that I need and enjoy. If you didn't work in the IT channel, what would you do? Work in the diplomat corp.

What major issues will the channel face in 2016?

Consolidation, the ability to access information, and changes to movement of goods across borders.

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