Kieran O'Connor

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Kieran O'Connor

What has been your personal highlight of 2020?

Getting through it! It has been the most testing year ever, but I'm really proud of how all the team have risen to the challenge and done an amazing job.

Which celebrities would you invite to a Zoom party?

Boris, Trump and Putin. Imagine that, who would you believe?

What has been your guiltiest lockdown pleasure?

Growing my hair back to its full 90s curtains glory.

Which tech figurehead has inspired you most this year, and why?

Same as always, Elon Musk. The brain-machine interface stuff his Neuralink business is doing is mind blowing.

What piece of technology, or app, have you not been able to do without during the pandemic?

Netflix, completed it.

If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be and what would you do?

Our MD Aidan Groom, just so I could have some downtime.

Do you miss face-to-face events?

I do, but it's also clear for everyone to see that we can get by great with technology. Though I'm sure we will get back to events of some sort next year.

How will COVID leave its mark on the way the channel operates long term?

I think customers see the value of the channel, all the work that was done in March and April to help customers get home and get working couldn't have been done without resellers pulling it all together. But the resellers that were able to do more than supply are the ones that have really demonstrated their long-term value, compared with an e-tailer.

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