Managing director, Hammer
Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
Steve Luczo at Seagate, who is also a snowboarder and surfer.
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
Henry VIII, Sir Winston Churchill and Prince.
How has 2017 been for you?
Excellent - for obvious reasons!
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
At the Fat Duck - I ordered 24 oysters when I thought they were mussels. The vendor said it was the most expensive starter they have ever had to buy anyone.
Which global city best matches your personality?
New York - the city that never sleeps!
What would be your super-hero power?
To fly, so I wouldn't have to fly between countries any more.
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… the prices they quote on their products.
What makes you nervous?
If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Sum up the channel in three words
Storage, servers, networking (it's Hammer's DNA).
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