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HARNESSING THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY TSUNAMIS TO DISRUPT THE FUTURE OF ONLINE GROCERY RETAIL

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Ocado is the world’s largest dedicated online groceries retailer. Ocado vans tour the streets of towns and villages in the UK delivering groceries to anyone who wants to order goods online and have them delivered to their home. Paul Clarke, the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Technology for Ocado, believes his company should be considered as much a technology company as Google or Facebook. He will talk about how by using technology he aims to disrupt the future of online grocery retail. Projects that Ocado Technology deals with include a major move to cloud platforms, which will involve a replacement of its large, on-premise Oracle estate, to experiments with smart vision systems and robotics.

Paul studied physics at the University of Oxford, but computing has been his main career focus. After working as an engineer for one of the big software consultancies he started Torus systems in Cambridge with his friends. Following a spell as a consultant he moved to Ocado where he has developed the technology infrastructure which is so important to Ocado.

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