Gareth Meyer

Commercial & operations director, Ultima

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Gareth Meyer

What has been your personal highlight of 2021?

It has to be the day Ultima launched our own software products. It was an amazing feeling and one I will never forget. On a personal note, my eldest daughter competing at a global level while representing GB and ranking 7th at the world championships for modern pentathlon.

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

Satya Nadella has to be one of the most recognised tech leaders of all time. I admire what he has achieved over the past seven years, managing to create a customer demand that continues to curve the industry into what we all know today.

Which one lockdown habit do you plan to keep going?

I have to say I don't miss being stuck in traffic! Continuing to work remotely a couple of days a week has given me more time to spend with the family and doing things that previously wouldn't be possible with being on the go all the time.

Which face-to-face industry event are you most excited to return to, and why?

The CRN Channel Awards; it just wasn't the same last year. Everyone secretly likes to get into their finest outfits, enjoy the evening among peers/friends in the industry and of course celebrate another successful year gone.

If you had the time to learn one new skill, what would it be?

I would love to have the time to learn another language.

If you could go back in time and tell your childhood self one thing, what would you say?

Technology is not just for nerds!

If you had to sing karaoke, what would be your song of choice?

Me? Karaoke? You must be joking! I know my talents and that is not one but if I absolutely had to it would be Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. My mom and I would sing this all the time.

Sum 2021 up in three words.

We're still here!

 

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