David Watts

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David Watts

Acting managing director, Tech Data UK&I

Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?

Steve Jobs, for dogged determination and fantastic creativity.

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

The issue is that everyone is talking about everything - the real challenge is to stop talking and to deliver.

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

Sir Winston Churchill, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela - then I would just sit back and listen to their conversations.

How has 2017 been for you?

With distribution's largest integration happening and delivering outstanding growth, we have had a busy and challenging period, but it has been fun all the way.

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

A pasty from the Cornish Pasty stand at Waterloo - an indulgence never to be repeated.

Which global city best matches your personality?

London as it is colourful, vibrant and totally British.

What would be your super-hero power?

I want to be able to fly - it would be fantastic fun.

Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… they keep on competing with us.

What makes you nervous?

Answering questionnaires.

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

Easy answer - curry.

Sum up the channel in three words

Great place to work - oh! Sorry, that is four words.

 

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