What has been your personal highlight of 2020?
Getting back into running on a more regular basis and shedding 24lbs.
Which three celebrities would you invite to a Zoom party?
Jürgen Klopp, Freddie Flintoff and Kylie Minogue.
What has been your guiltiest lockdown pleasure?
Tesco's Italian Blush - very cheap rosé wine that comes in a box and can be consumed at any hour of the day if it's ice cold. If it's warm then vinegar is a better option.
Which tech figurehead has inspired you most this year, and why?
None. I've not really seen any of them doing anything amazing this year. The biggest strides in tech have been users working out how to get more from what they already have.
What piece of technology, or app, have you not been able to do without during the pandemic?
All my tech; broadband, laptop, iPhone and M365, especially Teams.
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be and what would you do?
Prince Harry. I would love to find out how he has managed to make his world even more complex than it already was to begin with.
Do you miss face-to-face events?
I'm going to sit on the fence, I'm afraid. I have missed all the friends I have made from around the UK, Europe and the world as those events allow us to catch up. I do not miss the travelling, some of the dull presentations (sorry everyone) or the hangovers!
How will COVID leave its mark on the way the channel operates long term?
I think we will see a contraction of the channel in the short to the medium term but also a fundamental change in approach. The move to cloud and as-a-service has and will accelerate. Channel players will need to deploy different models and add different value in order to survive.
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