Des Lekerman

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Des Lekerman

CEO, TIG

What has been your highlight of 2018 so far?

Teaching my daughter how to drive. I've never had a life threatening moment until then!

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Rowan Atkinson as Johnny English - smooth and sophisticated.

Which tech firm (other than your own!) do you most admire?

I admire Microsoft as it has re-invented itself as a cloud-first business.

The CEO Satya Nadella is very inspirational. I've read his book Hit Refresh, which is an amazing journey both personally and at Microsoft, hugely inspirational.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

It's got to be red wine and steak. I don't do too much of it now so appreciate it when I do.

What is the most irritating tech buzzphrase of 2018?

‘AI' as it can mean so many different things.

What would be your first act if you were made Prime Minister?

I would hold another referendum on Brexit as I think that leaving the EU will go down as one of the most stupid acts in history.

What's the biggest untapped opportunity facing the channel?

I think that it's got to be integrating applications to work together in multiple cloud services.

What is your most treasured possession?

My family.

What do your family think you do all day?

Write emails, go out for lunch and watch Netflix.

Who has been your mentor in business?

Lord Sugar. He's really straight to the point and makes quick decisions and acts on them.

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