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Get To Know: David Helfer, SVP of Sales for EMEA, F5 Networks

On the lighter side of things, we caught up with F5 Networks’ SVP of Sales for EMEA, David Helfer, to find out what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? In 2010, I faced one of my biggest challenges when I re-located my entire family and two dogs from Silicon […]


Get To Know: Tom Needs, Chief Operations Officer, Node4

On the lighter side of things, we caught up with Node4’s Tom Needs, to find out what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? My most memorable achievement was very early on in my career when I led the development of a ‘virtual children’s centre’ for the NSPCC. It was […]


Get To Know: Chris Bingham, CTO of Crimson Hexagon

On the lighter side of things, we caught up with Crimson Hexagon’s Chris Bingham, to find out what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Apart from my family, building Crimson Hexagon has been fantastic. We started over 10 years ago with just an academic algorithm and an idea. We’ve […]


Get To Know: Simon Weeks, CEO, Maginus

On the lighter side of things, we caught up with Maginus’ CEO, Simon Weeks, to find out what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Being the CEO of a company with a £10m+ turnover that is debt-free and profitable has been a great achievement. But more so than that […]


Get To Know: Mike Kelly, Chief Information Officer, Red Hat

On the lighter side of things, we caught up with Red Hat’s Mike Kelly, to find out what makes him tick. What first made you think of a career in technology? I started my career in accounting. After I experienced the systems I had to use to do my job, I knew that my work […]


Get To Know: CEO of Scale Computing, Jeff Ready

On the lighter side of things, we caught up with Scale Computing’s Jeff Ready, to find out what makes him tick. What first made you think of a career in technology? I’ve been in and around IT technology my entire life. My father ran information systems for an industrial construction company and as a kid, […]


Get To Know: Neil Stobart, VP of Global Systems Engineering, Cloudian

What has been your most memorable achievement? Building a team at Cloudian that has worked incredibly hard, achieved success and bonded as a unit. Creating an environment where there is safety for individuals to challenge the orthodox, doing things differently and have the creative freedom to shape how we engage with our customers and shape […]


Get To Know: Yoav Degani, CEO, VoiceSense

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? As a clinical psychologist, I became increasingly curious about speech. A patient could tell me they’re feeling fine, but the way they said it – intonation, pace, emphasis – signalled something entirely different. I began to question how I could leverage this knowledge and I decided […]


Get to know: Alastair Pooley, CIO at Snow Software

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? It would have to be the adoption and growth of public cloud at my last company. In 2013, the CTO and I decided we should focus on a ‘cloud first’ strategy, so I closed nine physical data centres and moved 80% of our customer-facing infrastructure to […]


Get To Know: Francis O’Haire, Group Technology Director, DataSolutions

What first made you think of a career in technology? From a very early age I had a keen interest in Science Fiction and all things related to space exploration. I was an avid reader of 2000 AD magazine and as a child, firmly believed that by the turn of the millennium we would all […]