Neil Sawyer

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Neil Sawyer

UK&I channel director, HP

Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?

Elon Musk. He shows what can be done without bureaucracy.

What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?

The concept of an omni-channel in B2B and learning from the adaptations in consumer retail.

If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?

Oprah Winfrey, Sir Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton.

How has 2017 been for you?

Great fun - I experienced and learned lots of new things. I met many new partners and HP evangelists. And the channel never stands still.

What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?

Bow Wine Vaults, Club Sandwich and Diet Coke. You can't beat it.

Which global city best matches your personality?

London. Respectful, forward looking and friendly!

What would be your super-hero power?

To fly. That would be awesome.

Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… that they are our rivals! We all tend to know one another, given the way people move around the industry these days.

What makes you nervous?

The fear of letting people down.

If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cheetos.

Sum up the channel in three words

Competitive, loyal, fun.

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