What has been your personal highlight of 2021?
Business wise, Saepio's 5th birthday was a highlight especially with the company being in such rude health. Personally, sitting on the beach with a cold beer, watching the kids play, soaking up some sun, not wearing a mask!
Which tech figurehead has impressed you the most this year, and why?
Lindy Cameron, CEO of the NCSC. Cybersecurity has never been more essential to the nation's resilience and prosperity. Her leadership is driving cyber awareness from classrooms in schools through to the boardrooms of critical national infrastructure.
Which one lockdown habit do you plan to keep going?
Walking with my wife and kids. It's good for the mind, body and soul, especially when you throw in a few pub stops!
Which face-to-face industry event are you most excited to return to, and why?
Infosecurity Europe - it's been a long time since seeing all the industry faces in one place and absorbing lots of knowledge.
If you had the time to learn one new skill, what would it be?
Coding. The future is automation and I'd love to be a part of developing super intelligence/whole brain emulation - safely of course.
If you could go back in time and tell your childhood self one thing, what would you say?
If you had to sing karaoke, what would be your song of choice?
Sweet Caroline, in the hope others join in quickly!
Sum 2021 up in three words.
Endure, overcome, prosper.