30 second inteview with John Pepper, CEO & Founder, Managed 24/7




John is the CEO and Founder of Managed 24/7 and has strong views on the technology industry and where it is headed, often quoted in national press and speaking at key note events. Managed 24/7 has gone on to win numerous industry accolades including CRN MSP of the Year for two years running and featuring in Deloitte UK Fast 50, Deloitte EMEA 500 and Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

1. What was your first ever job?
My first ever job was a paper round whilst at school. My first job in IT was selling HP inkjet cartridges for a family firm in Borehamwood (they are still around)

2. Why did you get into the channel world?
From my early years I always enjoyed computing (programming a Sinclair 48k!) so ending up in the IT industry was written in the stars for me

3. What does your current role entail?
I am fortunate to be CEO & Founder of Managed 24/7 having founded it in 2009.

4. What have been the most significant challenges for the channel in recent years?
Numerous from economic to political challenges as well as the speed customers are transforming and the channels ability to keep up the pace.

5. What can our delegates expect from your presentation/panel?
I have always been quite outspoken and opinionated, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts on current tools available to MSP's and how predictive analytics and automation is helping or hindering us.