Robert A. Beach, 2010 Honoree

Director of IT services
Seminole County government
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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