Chief executive & founder, e92plus
What was your dream career as a child?
I always wanted to be a policeman.
What has been your personal highlight of 2019?
e92plus celebrating our 30th birthday, which I'm very proud of - and I got to have a second 30th birthday party!
Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?
David Cameron. I think we can all understand that one…
What two things (apart from family) would you grab if your house was on fire?
My phone and car keys - everything is replaceable or in the cloud!
Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?
None in the entirety; Brexit has made a total mess of everything this year.
What TV show have you binge watched this year?
Peaky Blinders, which I have only just got into but already watched all of.
How has 2019 been from a business perspective?
See the answer about Brexit! We've had a good year, but it's been a challenge.
What annoys you most about your commute?
It's not long enough to make all my calls! Being in the car can be very productive.
If you could witness one past event, what would it be?
I'd rather travel forward, and take part in the first civilian space exploration. The possibilities are incredibly exciting.
How do you explain the channel to people?
For vendors, we are a commission-only sales force, so they just Pay As You Go. We never rest on our laurels!
What have been your favourite and least favourite partner conference destinations?
The inside of most hotels are fantastic!
Most of the time you never get a chance to escape to see the actual city, which is a shame considering some of the amazing locations.
What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?
The three public cloud giants, but particular AWS and their approach to the channel. They are fantastic in what they do, but it's another revolution that we must all address and adapt to.
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