What has been your personal highlight of 2020?
After 15 years in Cape Town, moving back to Surrey, or "mud island" as we lovingly refer to it. During Covid, via five weeks in Greece, proving that nothing can slow you down unless you let it!
Which three celebrities would you invite to a Zoom party?
Russell Brand, Larry David, Donald Trump.
What has been your guiltiest lockdown pleasure?
Walking Signal Hill every day with our dogs and my son. Even in the heart of a very strict lockdown in South Africa when it wasn't strictly speaking allowed, it gave me an opportunity to clear my head and set a path.
Which tech figurehead has inspired you most this year, and why?
Elon Musk, not because of his personal habits and quirky persona, but because of his attitude and the game-changing innovation he is bringing about in batteries, space exploration and transport.
What piece of technology, or app, have you not been able to do without during the pandemic?
All the ones who keep us productive, everywhere. Home and remote work was a dream five years ago, it's now a reality, and one that changes our lives in many ways, for the better, for ever.
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be and what would you do?
My wife, just to see what I am really like to live with!
Do you miss face-to-face events?
I do miss face-to-face events, they have their place, and if you want to have them enough, you can still get them done. Safely and sensibly.
How will COVID leave its mark on the way the channel operates long term?
The way we work, with partners, suppliers and clients has changed forever. Fewer meaningless meetings, more focus on what matters.
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