Yvonne Matzk 

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Director, partners & marketing, CDW       

What was your dream career as a child?

I always thought it would be pretty cool to be a stunt girl.

What has been your personal highlight of 2019?

Getting to work with the Stemettes and host our first Hackathon.

Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?

David Cameron, for being the worst prime minister on record.

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

My phone and my cat.

Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?

That Boris Johnson would become prime minister.

What TV show have you binge watched this year?

Killing Eve.

How has 2019 been from a business perspective?

Great. Business is good and looking very positive.

What annoys you most about your commute?

Trying to get on the Central Line at St Paul's, in the height of summer.

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

Billie Jean King beating Bobby Riggs in the ‘Battle of the Sexes' match. Not only do I love tennis, she played the match to fight for the rights of women's tennis, not just to win the money or prove a point.

How do you explain the channel to people?

I tell them it's a mechanism for both existing and emerging technology to reach the end customer.

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

My favourite was definitely the Bahamas; my least favourite was Las Vegas.

What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?

Diversity, talent acquisition and retention.

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