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Class of 2010 Yearbook: The Honorees

Robert A. Beach
Director of IT services

Employer: Seminole County government

LOCATION: Sanford,, Fla.

First job: "When I was 14 years old, my father set me up with a job as a plumber's helper for the summer."

Favorite gadget: "My iPod Touch. It is truly a work of art that is also an engineering masterpiece."

Leadership philosophy in a nutshell: "All of the time... every time."

Ask me to do anything but... "eat Brussels sprouts."

Passion outside of work: "My family."

2009: What's hot? What's not? "Hot: Zero-client computing. Not: Fat-client desktops."

Technology pet peeve: "When tech people speak to consumers/customers in tech talk. If you can't explain what you do or what something does in plain English, then you're not the right person for the job."

Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction

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