A career ICT professional with a keen interest in ICT As-a-Service, Steve Sherwood leads Business Aspect’s Cloud Practice. When he’s not championing the benefits of cloud adoption for our clients, Steve is a bit of a thrill seeker who enjoys a physical challenge - spend 2 minutes with Steve.
It’s Sunday morning at 10am, if I’m not sleeping I’m:
I like to get away from it all and challenge myself physically. So would definitely be outdoors either racing my dirt bike or climbing a mountain.
The last concert I went to was:
Leonard Cohan when he toured Brisbane a few years ago. I definitely don’t go to enough live music.
If you were given an airline ticket to go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
If Virgin Galactic are selling tickets then I’d love to orbit the earth. Maybe that’s not considered ‘in the world’ though! Back on planet earth I’d like to experience a successful landing and take-off at Tenzing–Hillary Airport in Lukla, Eastern Nepal. It’s the gateway to Mount Everest – also rated as the world’s most dangerous airport.
Your favourite quote:
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Thomas Edison.
What is your favourite memory?
I enjoy being around nature and I’ve had some amazing wildlife encounters. One of my favourites was in Southern New Zealand. I’m sitting on a remote rocky outcrop in the freezing rain and suddenly I am completely surrounded by yellow-eyed penguins (apparently one of the rarest penguin species) returning from the ocean. They were very trusting and I was able to stay and watch them up close for over an hour - a very special experience.
Fun fact about you
A few years ago I set myself a goal to climb the highest peak in each state and territory in Australia, and a short time later I added the top 10 Aussie peaks to the list. Of the 17 peaks I have two remaining, Mt Meharry in WA & Mt Woodroffe in SA.