An Interview With Bobby Kray

Tell us what you do for a living.

I work in purchasing as brand manager for Cisco ( I also annoy Lorna quite a lot )

Why are you the right person for this job?

I’m not sure I am but I’ve lasted 14 years so must be doing something right

What gets you up in the morning? 

Whoever I take home the night before

Who helped you get to where you are today?

No-one, pretty much taught myself

What is the best or worst business advice you have received?

Treat your team like family and come to work with a smile

What advice would you give to someone starting out today in IT?

Learn about the product as just knowing part codes and prices isn’t always enough

What’s running on your smartphone?

Not a clue, way too technical a question for me

Tell us something most people do not know about you?

Almost died when I was 6 when an aerial fell off a block of flats and cracked my skull

What goal do you have to achieve before you die, and why?

As long as my little boy is happy I’m not too bothered about me

What is the best book you’ve ever read?

It’s been that long I can’t remember

And the best film you’ve ever seen?

Too hard a question but Rocky IV

What would be your Desert Island MP3s?  

Something you can dance to otherwise I’ll be bored

What temptation can you not resist?

Slapping Michael Tritton round the head when I walk behind his desk

What was your first car and how does it compare with what you drive now?

Old Ford Fiesta, Scirocco now so basically a super car,

If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be and why?

A fly, even though that is an insect, I think you know why

If you could take part in one event in the Olympics, which would you choose and why?

Whatever uses the least energy as these legs aren’t up to much anymore

If you were facing awesome peril and impossible odds, which real or fictional person would you most want on your side and why?

Would have to be the guys off 118118, surely they’d know who to call

Who was the last person you hugged and why?

My son Tagan, why wouldn’t I

Have you ever met anyone famous, if so how?, if not who would you like to meet?

I met Michael Jackson at Thriller last weekend

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