Wayne Cockerill

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Wayne Cockerill

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Managing director, Aindale BMS; Chairman, Network Group

Managing director, Aindale BMS; Chairman, Network Group

Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?

Elon Musk. He has inspirational ideas and vision, from Tesla to space travel. I want to ensure I take a trip in all his successes.

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

The ‘gap' being generated as resellers move more to MSP and service-only models, of physical equipment sales, likely to be left to the larger organisations which could lead to a squeeze in the future for the same reseller community as the kit sellers cross-sell the MSP services as a single supplier.

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

Nelson Mandela, John F Kennedy and Robin Williams. 

How has 2017 been for you?

Dynamic, eventful but most of all fulfilling.

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

Lunch at the Ivy with two business colleagues. The wine alone… you don't want to know!

Which global city best matches your personality?

Las Vegas. It's active 24/7, always up for a game, a gamble and a risk, and never dull.

What would be your super-hero power?

Time travel. I'd love to see my Dad again… and see if he wants to come to Vegas, too!

Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… we have not caught up for a beer recently.

What makes you nervous?

Only one thing: heights. The top of a ladder and beyond is a definite no.

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

Fresh fish - cooked to perfection.

Sum up the channel in three words

Challenging, rewarding, fun.

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Managing director, Aindale BMS; Chairman, Network Group

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