Robert May

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Robert May

Managing director, ramsac

Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?

Satya Nadella. I think he's done a great job in reinvigorating Microsoft, internally, externally and strategically.

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

My experience is that too many channel partners aren't ready for GDPR. There's no excuse for this; I accept that compliance is never easy, but the new single set of rules is beneficial to everyone in the long run.

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

Sir Winston Churchill, Bill Gates and Tommy Cooper.

How has 2017 been for you?

2017 has been an excellent year. It's been exciting, stretching and full of opportunity.

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

A long afternoon lunch at The Ivy.

Which global city best matches your personality?

New York City. 

What would be your super-hero power?

The ability to read minds - it would be extremely useful.

Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… a failure to compete with truth.

What makes you nervous?

Nothing really, although being late for anything makes me very anxious.

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

Sushi.

Sum up the channel in three words

Changing, challenging, advancing.

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