‘Coding is for everyone’ — thoughts from an Ocado engineer
Just last month, at nearly £22 billion (US$29 billion), Ocado knocked Tesco off the top spot as the UK’s most valuable retailer. The landmark valuation was down to investor belief in the game-changing technology hidden away in vast distribution centers, developed by Ocado Technology — the hive of innovation behind it all.
Ocado Technology builds advanced and innovative retail and warehouse automation systems (think robotics ‘swarms’ the size of football fields) out of five hubs around the globe, enabling them with the hardware and AI-powered end-to-end logistics platforms that are driving a competitive new era of commerce today.
The company is a future-facing sector leader, pioneering new ground and leading new norms. But the progressive mindset doesn’t live and die in the technology it creates — it permeates its culture and people creating that technology too.