What have you got in your pockets?
I don't carry lots of things around in my pockets, so I'd have to say my hands.
Who would you most like to have a date with?
Good question. Well, among others, I would have to say my wife.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a doctor when I was a boy, but as I grew up that changed to an international rock star, cruising the globe.
Oh well, it didn't quite work out like that, but IT is rock 'n' roll, isn't it!
How did you get into the IT industry?
I looked at several different career directions and then decided to go into IT as I thought it was much better than being a chartered accountant - I trained as an accountant.
What's your favourite chat-up line?
Hi, how are you doing? (Really innovative, I know.)
What do you do to relax?
I like to eat, drink and hang out with my wife and children.
What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?
Probably having to do interviews like this. It's amazing, you never know what to say.
What's your favourite song and why?
I don't really have one favourite song - there are many and it depends on my mood.
What's your favourite place and why?
Rome, Italy - I love the food, the people and it's also where my family come from. It's such a cultural city with so much to offer.
If you had a dinner party and could invite anyone, dead or alive, who would you invite and why?
I'd invite my old college buddies. We would sit there reminiscing about the old days, talking about all the crazy things we used to get up to.
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Spend, spend, spend and spend, of course. No - I would try to invest some and then give the rest away.
If you could make a voodoo doll of someone, who would it be?
Based on his budget, Gordon Brown. Poor guy, he does have a tough job doesn't he?
MicroScope is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. What were you doing 20 years ago?
I was at university in Massachusetts studying business and accounting, partying
and doing all the things that a 20-year-old does.
What most annoys you?
Politics and bureaucracy.
What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Travelling alone in Latin America. Wow, what a crazy place! Bogota in Columbia is a real experience.
What's your best quality?
Focus, common sense and tenacity - failure is not an option.
What's your most annoying habit?
I can't think of any right now. You probably wouldn't find them funny anyway. I think it's my American humour.
Who is your biggest hero/heroine?
My father and mother.
How would you like to die and what would you choose as your epitaph?
What a question. Quickly, I guess. I would feel no need for an epitaph.
This was first published in June 2002