Scott Dodds

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Chief executive, Ultima Business Solutions

What was your dream career as a child?

An astronaut or pilot.

What has been your personal highlight of 2019?

Investment in Ultima by Apse Capital.

Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?

I wouldn't slap anyone as they may hit back.

What two things (apart from family) would you grab if your house was on fire?

My Labrador dog and his lead.

Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?

Automation is now the key to the future of our business.

What TV show have you binge watched this year?

Ozark.

How has 2019 been from a business perspective?

Exciting and challenging, as always.

What annoys you most about your commute?

Not having an autonomous vehicle.

If you could witness one past event, what would it be?

The launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket.

How do you explain the channel to people?

It's the glue between technology and business outcomes.

What have been your favourite and least favourite partner conference destinations?

My favourite - Hawaii. My least favourite - Las Vegas.

What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?

Predicting the channel changes that will be driven by the strategic vendors.

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