Stuart Fenton  

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Chief executive, QuantiQ

What was your dream career as a child?

I had always planned to be a musician - however, my skills lagged my ambition.

What has been your personal highlight of 2019?

We had a number of plans this year including the opening of our Manila office, entering the public sector market and developing more skills in the Microsoft PowerApps stack. I am pleased to reflect that we achieved all of our big plans for this year thanks to some terrific teamwork.

Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?

I try not to fantasise about hitting politicians.

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

My daughter's ‘blanket' and my son's favourite toy car (a Herbie Beetle).

Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?

That co-selling would become far more important in the channel and by the vendors.

What TV show have you binge watched this year?

After Life.

How has 2019 been from a business perspective?

It has continued to be very successful, meeting almost all of our objectives. 

What annoys you most about your commute?

Standing on the train and tube for over an hour. 

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

Live Aid at Wembley - stupidly I stayed home.

How do you explain the channel to people?

It's like a bunch of shops that buy and sell technology goods and sometimes add services. There are good ones, bad ones, big chains, little chains, international ones, and my one.

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

Microsoft had a habit of holding Inspire/WPC in Southern US states in the summer. Hot and hu some terrific teamwork.

Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?

I try not to fantasise about hitting politicians.

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

My daughter's ‘blanket' and my son's favourite toy car (a Herbie Beetle).

Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?

That co-selling would become far more important in the channel and by the vendors.

What TV show have you binge watched this year?

After Life.

How has 2019 been from a business perspective?

It has continued to be very successful, meeting almost all of our objectives. 

What annoys you most about your commute?

Standing on the train and tube for over an hour.

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

Live Aid at Wembley - stupidly I stayed home.

How do you explain the channel to people?

It's like a bunch of shops that buy and sell technology goods and sometimes add services. There are good ones, bad ones, big chains, little chains, international ones, and my one.

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

Microsoft had a habit of holding Inspire/WPC in Southern US states in the summer. Hot and humid. It's now Las Vegas, which is hot, dry and terribly superficial - but OK.

What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?

My area of the channel is quite specific to Microsoft Dynamics. The major challenge relates to the massive increase of functionality, modules, complexity and applications. This challenges the sellers, pre-sales specialists and delivery skills in all areas.

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