What has been your personal highlight of 2021?
I'm not sure it's a personal highlight but definitely the highlight of the year for me was in April when life started to return to normality after Lockdown 3. Being able to go out, play golf and visit family for me was amazing.
Which tech figurehead has impressed you the most this year, and why?
That's a tough one as technology moves on so quickly but I would have to say Tim Cook and Apple - I can't seem to live my life without Apple products. My Apple Watch has become my motivation to be more active and I always said I would never get one.
Which one lockdown habit do you plan to keep going?
Like many I had always been a keen walker and tried to do my 10,000 steps a day but over lockdown that has become a fairly rigid habit! I walk five miles with my son every morning before I sit down to work. That's what keeps me sane!
Which face-to-face industry event are you most excited to return to, and why?
Cisco's Partner Summit for me has always been a favourite. The opportunity to get a mix of our partners together to share strategy and initiatives for the coming year and get their feedback. And of course the CRN Channel Awards, which always marks the start of the Christmas season!
If you had the time to learn one new skill, what would it be?
I love cooking and think that I am relatively good at it, but I am a disaster when it comes to baking!
If you could go back in time and tell your childhood self one thing, what would you say?
Don't settle for second best. Believe in what you can achieve.
Sum 2021 up in three words.
Time for reflection.