We have been lucky enough to meet with a number of Dell’s most senior people during the last six months, including Marius Haas, Brian Humphries, Tarkan Maner, Laurent Binnetti, Bill O’Shea and many others. We were always hoping that a meeting with the man himself would happen, and somewhat ahead of schedule I had the pleasure of dinner with Michael Dell last week.
It really goes without saying that May has again been super busy at Foundation IT. With numerous on-going projects, and exciting new customers the practice has been ‘all hands to the pump’, especially since Dan, Adam, Toby, Martin, Lee and Ryan have all been off on their hols, and I’ve been away getting married!
Sartoria; a modern Italian restaurant in Saville Row, was the delightful setting for our much anticipated dinner with the senior team from DellWyse this week. As we sat (excitedly) with our Peronis, Helen Robinson arrived, shortly followed by Mike Devers (UK & NL Sales Director, Dell), and our special guest Tarkan Maner (President and CEO, Wyse). As the introductions were being made, Tarkan took the initiative (something we learned during the course of the evening was one of his strongest traits) and ordered a very nice red wine for us all then opened the business dialogue with a welcome comment “Foundation IT, I’ve heard great things from inside Dell about you guys.” We were off to a good start.