Contributors to MicroScope

Current Contributors

  • Tim Westbrook

    Stone Group

    Since joining Stone Group in 2018, Tim has strategically led the company’s education and public sector business and continued to drive Stone’s growth and its presence in the UK SMB and mid-market space

  • Klaus Allion

    ANT Telecom

    Klaus Allion is managing director at ANT Telecom, a bespoke telecommunications provider based in High Wycombe. Klaus has over 25 years’ experience working in the telecommunications industry, including roles as divisional manager at Bosch Telecom UK and sales and marketing director at ASC.

  • Christian Alvarez


    Christian Alvarez is senior vice-president of worldwide channels at Nutanix. As a member of the executive leadership team, Christian has responsibility of the strategic direction of Nutanix’s channel partner ecosystem

  • Jaime Arze


    Jaime Arze is manager II of third-party risk at Datto

  • Ian Ashworth


    Ian Ashworth is the EMEA channel director at Netwrix Corporation and is responsible for running Netwrix’s global channel programme and expanding partner network

  • Matthew Beale

    Ultima Business Solutions

    Matthew Beale is modern datacentre architect at Ultima Business Solutions, an automation and transformation partner.

  • Lieven Bertier

    Barco ClickShare

    Lieven has been with Barco for more than 15 years, taking up different technical-commercial and marketing roles for the company.

  • Nick Booth

    Nick Booth is a freelance writer.

  • Nick Booth

  • Alex Bransome

    Doherty Associates

  • Johnny Carpenter


    Vice-president of sales at iland, Johnny Carpenter truly understands the trends and nuances of the ever-changing cloud industry. With more than 20 years IT industry experience, Johnny has led the iland team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the past 8 years

  • Jason Chester


    Jason Chester is the director of global channel programmes at InfinityQS. He is responsible for the implementation, management and overall success of the InfinityQS global channel partner programmes. He has more than 25 years of experience working directly within the enterprise IT industry.

  • Paul Clapham

    Paul Clapham is a marketing consultant who also writes on business topics in trade magazines. He has more than 30 years experience in the marketing world and has been actively involved in all the main sectors of marketing.

  • Ryan Compagnone


    Ryan Compagnone has over 10 years’ experience in bringing emerging cyber security vendors, such as Thycotic, Lieberman Software (Now Beyond Trust) and Venafi, to market in EMEA.

  • Jason Daly

    Exertis Hammer

    Jason Daly is software-defined storage business development manager for Exertis Hammer.

  • Chris Davies

    Sandler Training

    Chris Davies is the founder of an award-winning, UK leadership and sales coaching organisation that helps channel CEOs and sales professionals reassess, then increase, their planned growth potential. He formed Sandler Training in 2013, after having grown a healthy cynicism of training that was impossible for clients to re-enact for themselves and coaching from people who’ve never actually done it.

  • Greg Day

    Palo Alto Networks

    Greg Day is vice-president and chief security officer (CSO) for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) at Palo Alto Networks. As part of Palo Alto Network’s Office of the CSO team, Greg is a regular writer and contributor of essays and blogs on cyber security issues, as well as a keynote speaker and expert panellist on industry forums across EMEA.

  • Stuart Day


    As director of channel sales at iland, Stuart truly understands the trends and nuances of the ever-changing cloud industry. With more than 17 years of IT industry experience gained within a range of startup and mature technology organisations, Stuart has held senior channel focused positions at companies such as Zerto, Isilon (now Dell EMC) and DDN

  • Caroline Donnelly

    Senior Editor, UK

    Caroline Donnelly is a senior editor at Computer Weekly, having joined the site in March 2015. Her beats include datacentre, cloud and virtualisation technologies, and finding out all about the end users deploying them.

  • Zach Emmanuel

    Computer Weekly

    Zach Emmanuel is a reporter for Computer Weekly and MicroScope.

  • Paul Evans


    Paul Evans is the CEO and co-founder of Redstor. Following a brief spell as a lawyer, he has been working in the business of data management since 1994. After starting out with Memory and Shuttle Technology, he set up Redstor with fellow co-founder and lifelong friend Tony Ruane in 1998

  • Sean Farrington


    Farrington is Pluralsight’s senior vice-president for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, and oversees the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of commercial and enterprise sales

  • Michael Frisby


    Michael Frisby is managing director of cloud aggregator Vuzion, which was created to help IT providers build sustainable and profitable cloud businesses.

  • Peter Geytenbeek


    Peter Geytenbeek is the senior manager of channels and distribution for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Thycotic.

  • Anne-Meine Gramsma


    Focused on customer experience and achieving results with an innate ability for building relations, Anne-Meine is responsible for global sales and marketing, and partner support, at ContactCenter4ALL as its chief commerical officer

  • Mukesh Gupta


    Mukesh Gupta co-founded cyber security specialist e92plus in 1989, and continues to lead the organisation as chief executive.

  • Steve Haskew

    Circular Computing

    Steve Haskew is head of sustainability and social leadership at Circular Computing. In his role, he leads on defining, developing and implementing the company’s CSR strategy. His vision is a key driver of growth across the business and ultimately looks at achieving a reduction in carbon footprint.

  • Thomas Honoré


    Thomas Honoré is CEO and president of Columbus. He has more than 20 years’ leadership experience at tech firms including IBM and Oracle. He regularly writes and gives speeches on digitisation.

  • Christine Horton

    Christine is a channel journalist and former editor of ChannelPro and ChannelBiz, as well as a contributor to most of the UK channel publications

  • Jason Howells

    Barracuda MSP

    Jason Howells is the director EMEA of Barracuda MSP. He has more than 20 years of sales and management experience driving profitable growth in IT security and data protection.

  • Andy Jane

    Olive Communications

    Andy Jane is chief technology officer at Olive Communications, the UK’s market leading cloud telephony and unified communications (UC) provider

  • Ian Jenkins


    Ian Jenkins is responsible for VMware’s network and security (NSX) business in the UK and Ireland, reporting in to the wider networking and security business unit within EMEA.

  • Adrian Keward

    Red Hat

    Adrian Keward is chief technologist, public sector, at Red Hat. Responsible for defining strategy for customers, focusing on the translation of business and technical issues, Adrian leads work with UK government (central and Local) on their journey to open standards, open source and open architecture.

  • Ian Kilpatrick

    Nuvias Group

    A leading and influential figure in the IT channel, Ian Kilpatrick heads up the Nuvias cyber security practice. He has overall responsibility for cyber security strategy, as well as being a Nuvias board member.

  • Paul Kunert

  • Neil Langridge


    Neil Langridge is the marketing director of e92plus, the UK’s largest pure-play cyber security VAD

  • Billy MacInnes

  • Alistair Mackenzie


    Alistair Mackenzie is the founder and CEO of Predatar, and chairman of Silverstring

  • Sean McGrath

    Senior reporter

  • Miriam Murphy

    Tech Data

    Miriam Murphy serves as senior vice-president, advanced and specialised solutions business across Tech Data in EMEA.

  • Scott Murphy

    Ingram Micro UK

  • Nicola Narey


    In her role at Quadient, Nicola helps service providers, BPOs and partners to create and deliver innovative CCM and customer experience solutions for their clients

  • Nick Offin

    Dynabook Northern Europe

    Nick Offin is an experienced sales and marketing professional. His role at Dynabook includes managing sales teams across public, corporate and education sectors, and partners across UK&I and the Nordics.

  • Tom Oudhuis

    Betty Blocks

    As vice-president channel at Betty Blocks, Tom Oudhuis initiated the vendor’s international partner programme back in 2016.

  • Jeremy Payne

    Enghouse Interactive

    Jeremy Payne is international vice-president at Enghouse Interactive.

  • Tony Pepper


    Tony Pepper is the CEO and co-founder of Egress. With nearly 15 years’ experience in taking high-tech data security products to market, Tony has a strong track record of successfully creating innovative technology solutions designed to meet the demands of modern business trends.

  • Leonidas Plagakis


    Leonidas Plagakis is a security engineer for leading cyber security, data analytics and cloud security consultancy, RiverSafe.

  • Nick Powling

    Exertis Hammer

    Nick has been with Exertis Hammer since 2004 and has held various business development roles prior to becoming general manager for components in 2014

  • Simon Quicke

    Microscope Editor

    Simon Quicke is the editor of MicroScope.

  • Simon Quicke

    Microscope Editor

  • Andrew Richardson


    Andrew Richardson is a copywriter at online marketing agency Mediaworks. He writes for a variety of sectors, including technology, financial services and innovation at one of the North East’s leading agencies

  • Ben Richardson


    Ben Richardson is the head of channel, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Forcepoint spearheaded a relaunch to its partner programme, following that with an accredited service partner programme, a fresh portal, an MSP scheme, and a platinum level for top partners.

  • Karl Roe

    Nuvias Group

    Karl Roe is vice-president of services and cloud solutions at pan-EMEA, high-value distributor Nuvias Group.

  • Roman Rudolf

    Tech Data

    Roman Rudolf is vice-president, strategy and services, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Tech Data, and was previously vice-president, integration, EMEA, responsible for market growth and portfolio expansion.

  • Nick Sacke


    Nick Sacke is head of products and internet of things (IoT) at Comms365. He has over 30 years of telecommunications experience, ranging from sales to director roles.

  • Steve Santini

    APC by Schneider Electric

    Steve Santini is the UK&I channel director of APC by Schneider Electric. In his role, Steve is responsible for leading the UK and Ireland IT channel group to support partners with industry-leading technical expertise, mission-critical IT and disruptive technologies that enable rapid digital transformation

  • Cliff Saran

    Managing Editor

    Cliff Saran is the managing editor (technology) on Computer Weekly magazine responsible for commissioning, writing and overseeing the magazine strategy concerning all matters relating to technology from up-and-coming research and development to systems management challenges and legacy support and maintenance.

  • Alex Scroxton

    Security Editor

  • Yvette Steele


    Yvette Steele has led CompTIA’s workforce communities for three years. Working with a team of executive council members, she drives strategy and execution of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. She creates on-ramps to technology careers for under-represented groups, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the tech industry while providing tools and resources in support of DEI policies and practices for enterprise organisations.

  • Adam Tarbox


    Adam Tarbox is the director of global system integrator (GSI) business for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Nutanix, where he is focused on driving go-to-market (GTM) activities with GSIs around joint offerings for both horizontal markets and industry verticals.

  • Alex Tatham


    Alex Tatham is the managing director of Westcoast and has 22 years of experience in the IT channel worldwide – from components to software, and consumables to servers.

  • Adrian Taylor

    A10 Networks

    Joining A10 Networks in September 2018, Adrian is responsible for driving growth through direct customer engagements, as well as leveraging channel, service provider and technology partnerships.

  • Nigel Thorpe


    Nigel Thorpe is technical director at SecureAge. From a software development background, he started his career in IT security with Entrust Technologies, in the early days of PKI.

  • Mav Turner

    SolarWinds MSP

    Mav Turner is group vice-president of product management for SolarWinds MSP, overseeing all product management and product marketing activities and bringing two decades of technology experience to the role.

  • Mark Vivian


    Mark has more than 20 years of experience of working with Oracle enterprise applications, and is the current CEO at Claremont.

  • Jonathan Wagstaff

    Exertis Group

    Jonathan Wagstaff is global lead for market and business intelligence, and data asset management and strategy, at Exertis Group.

  • James Warner

    Glide Business

    Warner joined Glide just over two years ago as sales and marketing manager and, having been recently appointed as managing director, plans to continue the investment into providing next generation infrastructure to liberate businesses nationally

  • Jonathan Whitley

    WatchGuard Technologies

    With more than 15 years of business experience in IT, Whitley has held senior positions at several software companies, including WatchGuard, Clearswift, Secure Computing, Sophos, Dr Solomon's Software, Wolfram Research and triCerat EMEA

  • Spencer Young


    Spencer Young is regional vice-president of EMEA responsible for growing the Imperva business across all product lines within Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Bart van Moorsel

    Tech Data

    Bart van Moorsel is a Solutions Design Specialist EMEA at Tech Data, and has worked at the company for almost two years. Bart’s role is part of the European Security Competence Centre, which creates new programmes for businesses based around new vendors and product lines – specialising in specific security solutions.

  • Ian van Reenan


    Ian van Reenen is the vice-president of engineering for RMM products at Datto.

Past Contributors