Angela Whitty

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What has been your personal highlight of 2020

In a year like 2020 when there has been very little to be positive about, I have loved spending real quality time with my kids and having dinner with them every night. Sometimes it's the small things that make the biggest difference.

Which three celebrities would you invite to a Zoom party?

Clearly I would never invite anyone to a Zoom Party! However, I would definitely invite Michelle Obama ( the US needs a sensible leader), Bruce Campbell (watch Ash vs Evil Dead) and Pete Tong for entertainment (and the Heritage Orchestra if possible) to a Webex extravaganza!

What has been your guiltiest lockdown pleasure?

Jacob's Creek Sparkling Shiraz, chilled.

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

Corny as it might sound, but Chuck Robbins has been outstanding in how he has shown up this year. As a CEO at Cisco communicating and connecting with the teams, committing funds to support causes such as homelessness and poverty and being vocal leading the charge against racial inequality.

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

I bought an Apple Watch close to the start of lockdown, and have become obsessed with completing my three achievement rings every day. I'm currently on a 120-day streak.

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

The prime minister of Barbados - sun, sand and rum cocktails!

Do you miss face-to-face events?

I really do. We ran our UKI Partner Forum in February, weeks before lockdown started. I miss the buzz of those events and the chance to meet hundreds of people in one day.

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

Sadly I can't see us going back to how things were any time soon but I have been amazed at how our channel partners have stepped up to the challenge in supporting their customers and keeping their teams safe.

Innovation and creativity will set the successful partners above the rest.

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