5 Minute Interview: Steve Smith; Tandberg Data

Steve Smith, sales and marketing director, Tandberg Data speaks

Steve Smith, sales and marketing director, Tandberg Data speaks

What have you got in your pockets?


Who would you most like to have a date with?


What did you want to be when you grew up?


How did you get into the IT industry?


What do you do to relax?


What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?


What's your favourite place and why?



If you had a dinner party and could invite anyone, dead or alive, who would you invite and why?


If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?


If you could make a voodoo doll of someone, who would it be?





What's the most daring thing you've ever done?


What's your most annoying habit?


What's your best quality?


What's your favourite song and why?


Who is your biggest hero or heroine?


What's your favourite chat-up line?


What most annoys you?

Favourite joke?


How would you like to die and what would you choose as
your epitaph?
Loose change and a Tandberg bottle opener. Other than my wife, Dido. She has a brilliant voice and gives the impression that she likes a good party. A professional cricketer. Completed an instrument technician apprenticeship and worked in purchasing for a while, then moved over to sales and marketing. Work out at the gym, fly-fish, motor sports, armchair rugby. Being locked out of my hotel room after a sauna and having to go to a very busy reception for a spare key wearing nothing more than a small towel. Ireland - for the people and the fishing - and The Bahamas - for the sun and the fact that mobile phones don't work there! Nelson Mandela - has the suffering really made a difference? Billy Connolly - anything he says or does makes me laugh. Jordan - for conversation, of course! Pay to stop my local church falling down. Buy a Ferrari - it's the only way that I will ever own one. I don't believe in voodoo. If I have a problem with someone, they usually know about it. MicroScope is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, what were you doing 20 years ago? Just starting out in semiconductor sales and earning money at last. Looped the loop in an open-cockpit plane. I also took a great video of an elephant charging the Land Rover I was sitting in. Lack of patience. Doing the simple things well: listening, communicating and not forgetting that people buy from people. Blur's Country House. It's a reality check! And anything by Elvis Costello. Ian Botham - one of the best all-round cricketers to play for England. I don't need one. Arrogance. Anything from the rugby club - none of which are printable here. Laughing. My epitaph would read: "He had a good innings!"
This was last published in May 2002

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