Travel Tech Q&A: StorageCraft's Greg Wyman

Travel Tech Q&A: StorageCraft's Greg Wyman

Summary: Greg Wyman, Asia Pacific vice president of StorageCraft, shares with us his best trip experience in Nepal, a near-fatal travel disaster and what tech he can't leave home without.

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Greg Wyman, Asia Pacific vice president of StorageCraft, shares with us his best trip experience in Nepal, a near-fatal travel disaster and what tech he can't leave home without.

Greg Wyman
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What tech do you travel with?

iPad, iPhone and my Belkin wireless router, which links these to a wireless service, connecting all my devices.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

Backpacking through Nepal in the early '90s, I was invited by Buddhist monks to spend three days in a cave, learning how to meditate. This was an almost out-of-this-world experience. In those days, living on $5 a day was rather trying!

Personal travel advice

This might sound like a cliche, but get off the beaten track and away from the tourist spots. When you do this, you can experience some incredible adventures.

What tech gadget is in your briefcase?

Along with my iPhone and iPad, I have a tiny Dell projector. It's absolutely amazing, powerful enough for me to give a three-minute demo on StorageCraft's ShadowProtect backup and restore solution to a roomful of people — anywhere, at any time.

What was your biggest travel disaster?

It was a near-disaster that could have been fatal. On a small plane from London to Guernsey, in the British Channel Islands, the Captain announced that although our landing gear appeared to be down, his instruments were telling him it wasn't. He decided to land, telling passengers it would either be a smooth landing or a crash landing. As we approached the tarmac, the cabin fell absolutely silent. Then seconds before touchdown a small voice piped up: "Mummy, what are all those fire engines and ambulances doing out there?" Seconds later we landed safely to roars of laughter.

The best airport you've visited, and why

It has to be Dubai, with its showers and sleeping facilities available for everyone, plus other upscale facilities. Compared to other excellent airports like Singapore and Hong Kong, it just seems to take everything one step further.

What is the best place for duty-free shopping?

The tech centres in Taiwan and Singapore: while they are not duty free, prices are reasonable and there is an incredible variety of gadgets on sale — everything tech you could possibly imagine, and then some.

What tech do you expect in hotels when travelling?

The internet: a lifeline for any executive or sales person.

Your dream travel tech for planes/airports/hotels?

One power supply that fits every device. Whoever develops that will make an absolute fortune!

What is your favourite traveller website?

www.tripadvisor.com.au

What is your favourite destination city to work/visit?

Sydney: there is no other city like it, anywhere. I arrived on October 10, 1995, and cannot imagine ever leaving.

Topics: iPhone, Apple, iPad, Storage, Travel Tech

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