Colin Murphy is the CIO of KnowBe4 in Clearwater and one of this year’s CIO of the Year honorees.

How did you fall in love with technology, or at least realize you wanted to make tech your career? I fell in love with technology at a very young age. It started when I was a little kid, and I would help my dad boot up our DOS machine, swapping out the 5 1/4-inch floppy disks.

He was an author and hated the idea of working on anything that wasn’t a typewriter so he conveniently forgot how to work the computer every day. As I got older I got into gaming and then eventually the early stages of the internet.