What has been your personal highlight of 2020?
Surviving the lockdown period and home schooling with a happy wife and kids!
Which three celebrities would you invite to a Zoom party?
Three authors of books I'm waiting to read: Simon Sinek (The Infinite Game), BJ Fogg (Tiny Habits) and Lisa Damour (Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood) - I have three daughters!
I think they would be great company and they could discuss the key parts of their books without me having to read them all!
What has been your guiltiest lockdown pleasure?
Wearing shorts from March to September - even in the office.
Which tech figurehead has inspired you most this year, and why?
I think Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO, continues to make lots of great decisions.
What piece of technology, or app, have you not been able to do without during the pandemic?
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be and what would you do?
Jürgen Klopp and replay the recent Aston Villa game.
Do you miss face-to-face events?
How will COVID leave its mark on the way the channel operates long term?
I read an article in The Economist the other day which said we have "a rare opportunity to rewire the world of work". I hope we all take advantage of this.
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