Rod was such a likeable guy! I had the privilege of spending two days with him in May, along with a few other IDC’ers, when he was leading business development training at IDC’s London offices. Rod was so enthusiastic and you could tell he had a passion for his work and his colleagues, and really wanted to make things better for all. He brought mountains of knowledge and expertise, but also humour, and an informal style that was infectious. I’m very sorry to hear of this terribly sad news. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Rod’s family and loved ones.