Print.IT Reseller - issue 110

50 AND FINALLY Roger Stocker, CEO, Intuitive Business Intelligence 60 seconds with… What’s currently having the greatest impact on your business? At this moment, our laser-sharp focus on the print management industry. We’re becoming true experts in this field. Moreover, we’ve made a strategic move by investing in a stellar market management team. This has freed me up to make the pivotal decisions within our organisation. Where do you see the next big opportunity? The next big opportunity lies in promoting seamless data sharing among our customers and partners. We’re all about providing the tools and platforms that empower effortless collaboration. Additionally, our commitment to adding substantial value to our partners and resellers through benchmarking sets the stage for growth and mutual success. What would make your day job easier? Firstly, cultivating the right company culture is vital. We thrive on actively challenging each other in a supportive way, ensuring every plan is carefully thought through. Secondly, we’ve set in place a quarterly routine where we remove everyone from the daily grind and engage in cross-functional brainstorming. Some of our brightest ideas have emerged from these sessions. What’s the best bit of business advice you’ve been given? The wisest piece of advice I’ve received came from our Chairman, Neil Ewin. He emphasised the importance of finding a solution for one market and then scaling it across different markets or diversifying our solutions within the same market. It’s all about connecting the dots and ensuring collaboration in our activities. If you had had a crystal ball, would you have done anything differently? Hindsight is a powerful thing, and if I could turn back the clock, I’d have recognised key markets to focus on much earlier in our journey. Additionally, I’d have been more proactive in recognising areas for change and taking swift action. And, of course, I’d have put even more effort into tapping into growth markets from the get-go. What was your first job? My very first job was soldering circuit boards at my father’s electronics factory. It was where I took my initial steps into the world of technology and innovation. What would be your dream job? My dream job would be mentoring young entrepreneurs, helping them navigate the thrilling yet challenging path of their first start-up. Giving back and nurturing the next generation of innovators would be incredibly rewarding. Fine dining and good wine, or curry and a pint? I’m a fine-dining enthusiast with an affinity for red wine. My favourite restaurant is Le Beaujolais in London, where French cuisine meets wonderful hospitality. How do you like to spend your spare time? Rugby is my passion, so I spend my weekends refereeing rugby matches. Additionally, I’m honoured to serve as the Chair of Yorkshire Rugby. Favourite holiday destination. South Africa, particularly Cape Town. It allows me to combine my love for rugby and red wine in the backdrop of stunning landscapes. Money’s not an issue, what’s your perfect car… and where would you like to drive it? Money not being an issue, I’d likely invest in a British Lions tour. It’s a dream for any rugby enthusiast. I’m not a car fanatic, I still have an old E-Class Mercedes, it’s like an old friend, and parting with it is out of the question. Roger Stocker Describe your most embarrassing moment. My most embarrassing moment! It was during a celebration party for the 2012 Olympics. My son had the incredible honour of being a torchbearer. I managed to drop and bend the Olympic torch.