Chris Calvert

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What achievement are you most proud of?

I came second on a Microsoft hosted Palmersports Day driving a formula racer.

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

The introduction of cloud computing reducing IT costs and demand for traditional hardware and software.

What three things could you not live without?

Money, my Ferrari and holidays.

What has been your most embarrassing moment so far?

I used "Golden Eggs" to describe business opportunities (customers) in a CRN interview. I got a few sticks from my work colleagues.

What do your family think you do all day?

Break everything that I touch.

Who is your ultimate celeb crush?

Kylie Minogue.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Liquorice Allsorts.

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

Reduce unemployment benefits and increase school funding. We need to invest more for the future.

Has 2015 been a good, bad or ugly year?

It has been a good year as we have achieved a year-on-year growth target of 20 per cent reaching £40m turnover.

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

I would set up a prestigious car company as I have a passion for performance and luxury cars.

What major issues will the channel face in 2016?

Adapting the transition from traditional IT hardware and software to cloud-based solutions.

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