Name: Roly Smoldon\nTitle: General Manager IT Services, Ricoh New Zealand\nTwitter handle: @RicohNZ\nWhat business technology issue is your role focusing on? \nMaking the complex (i.e. technology) simple and predictable so our customers can focus on their business.\nWhat are your interests away from work? \nMy daughters, aged 7 and 10, take up a great deal of time with sports and activities. I\u2019m a long suffering Warriors season ticket holder and I\u2019ve recently encouraged my daughters t accompany me to share the pain. Keeping active, gym, cycling and indoor football (soccer).\nWhat's the best piece of advice you've ever received? \nFrom my great Grandfather: "Always spend money on good shoes and a good bed as that's where you spend most of you time." I also like the saying: facta, non verba, which translates as deeds, not words: "A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds"\nProfessionally, who do you admire most? \nNo one professionally springs to mind, but Muhammad Ali is a person I admire greatly for his unwavering self-belief and ability to challenge the thinking of a generation. He is the ultimate self-starter.\n Muhammad Ali: He is the ultimate self-starter. \nHow long have you been working in your field? How did you get into your role? \nI\u2019ve been working in IT for 20 years. I started in sales working for 3Com in the UK.\nIf you weren't working in your field, what would you be doing? \nI\u2019d be a business advisor and\/or a board member. I\u2019ve had the pleasure of being a director for a few not-for-profit organisations in the past and I really enjoyed providing input and direction to help the organisations grow and transform.\nSend news tips and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org\nFollow Divina Paredes on Twitter: @divinap\nFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nz\nSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.\nJoin us on Facebook.