What has been your personal highlight of 2020?
The business has done amazingly since we got rid of the last CEO who was useless as the new one is running the company properly (I was the last CEO before you start writing letters of complaint)!
Non-business wise it has to be managing to go on holiday with the family twice and getting caught by a day on each one so we had to go into self-isolation for a total of 28 days. I wasn't popular with them…
Which three celebrities would you invite to a Zoom party?
Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones (Gavin and Stacey), and Freddie Flintoff.
What has been your guiltiest lockdown pleasure?
Training so I can eat and drink what I want, I don't think I missed a day in months even with hangovers! It was so easy to find some time to get on the road or bike or do some weights - with no travelling, I didn't know what to do with myself!
Which tech figurehead has inspired you most this year, and why?
It has to be Elon [Musk] as not only is he completely nuts, he's a complete visionary and will change the world.
What piece of technology, or app, have you not been able to do without during the pandemic?
Other than all the VC stuff, Clash of Clans as my clan are thriving in these times with more time on my hands!
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be and what would you do?
Dominic Cummings so I could travel around all I liked and make out I did it to check my eyesight. Seriously…
Do you miss face-to-face events?
Hell yes and I will literally turn up for a letter opening if I can do it face to face and there was alcohol involved (afterwards obviously).
How will COVID leave its mark on the way the channel operates long term?
Its not very clear to see at the moment as it just seems to get worse and worse and the second wave is hammering the economy so the long-term effects of that are yet to be seen. I think "Flat is the new growth" sums up what businesses' expectations are and I guess being IT we are lucky as it's got more reliance now than ever so rock on!
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