Graeme Watt

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Graeme Watt

What has been your personal highlight of 2020?

Just being part of the technology industry. We should all be very thankful that we are operating in an industry that has had a relatively lower level of negative impact from COVID.

I would like to thank our distributors and vendors for keeping things open and enabling us all to continue trading so effectively.

Which three celebrities would you invite to a Zoom party?

Jürgen Klopp, Jacinda Ardern and Billy Bob Thornton.

What has been your guiltiest lockdown pleasure?

Peloton.

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

Satya Nadella and Microsoft - they continue to transform and drive great performance.

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

My laptop, And to think that many were predicting its demise just a few years ago!

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

Dominic Cummings, to add realism into the government COVID considerations.

Do you miss face-to-face events?

Yes I do. But not all of them.

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

A hybrid working model for all us is the most obvious. We have seen an acceleration of trends in our industry and technology is a key ingredient to how we develop our lives in the future.

 

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