Dino Cooper

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Dino Cooper

Co-founder & chief executive, Viadex

What was your dream career as a child?

A footballer or fighter pilot.

What has been your personal highlight of 2019?

Running my first 15km road race, Hout Bay to Camps Bay in 1hr 22m.

Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?

Junker, Trump and Corbyn - pick anyone of them, isn't it obvious why?

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

My pets! If they count as family then my Rolling Stones records.

Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?

Southampton FC staying up under great management.

What TV show have you binge watched this year?

Masters of Sex, Sneaky Pete and Chernobyl. I tend to download and watch them on long-haul flights.

How has 2019 been from a business perspective?

Evolutionary, easy to say, harder to do.

What annoys you most about your commute?

Nothing - it's 10 minutes long, it's a coastal drive in Cape Town. If anything it's too short!

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

Southampton winning the FA Cup in 1976 - it's the only thing they have ever won!

How do you explain the channel to people?

That's a tough one. It depends on the audience and how much time I have!

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

My favourite is San Francisco. My least favourite is Las Vegas.

What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?

The continued and accelerated adoption of cloud.

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