Teaching robots to talk over 4G

Teaching robots to talk over 4G

Read more >

When we were building the hardware architecture of the new warehouse in Andover, we realised we had developed a world first in radio design. The new warehouse solution designed for our next generation of CFCs has thrown up lots of interesting technical challenges along the way. One of the first was how to communicate with […]

Grocery retail looks to technology for future growth

Grocery retail looks to technology for future growth

Read more >

A recent report from Kantar Worldpanel revealed that the global e-commerce grocery market has experienced a 15% growth in 2016 and is now worth over $48bn in sales. The research also showed that Great Britain is the world’s third largest market for grocery e-commerce, outstripping the United States by almost five times in value (6.9% […]

Solving the challenges of robotic picking

Solving the challenges of robotic picking

Read more >

The e-commerce market has been the growth engine of the retail environment, experiencing a 15% increase for grocery sales in 2015. One of the major challenges facing retailers is the ability to keep up with the fast growing demand coming from the online channels. This creates additional pressure on retail warehouses to find more qualified […]

How Ocado uses machine learning to improve customer service

How Ocado uses machine learning to improve customer service

Read more >

Being the world’s largest online-only grocery supermarket with over 500,000 active customers means we get the opportunity to interact with people all across the UK on a daily basis. Ocado prides itself on offering the best customer service in the industry which is one of the many reasons why our customers keep coming back. Since […]

How the Internet of Things is changing grocery retail

How the Internet of Things is changing grocery retail

Read more >

Although several analysts have recently downplayed their predictions for the consumer side of the Internet of Things market, IoT adoption in the enterprise segment is currently experiencing a boom. One of the areas where IoT is set to make a huge impact is the online grocery retail sector. This comes at a time when more […]

Ocado Technology talks data science at meetup in London

Ocado Technology talks data science at meetup in London

Read more >

Last week Ocado Technology had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Data Science Festival organised at Google’s London headquarters in Soho. I was very lucky to be among the 200+ participants in the audience and would like to share with you a few insights from the Data Science Festival meetup as well […]

Getting code reviews right (and why it matters)

Getting code reviews right (and why it matters)

Read more >

These insights on how (and why) to do code reviews well are based on my own experiences. Code reviews require a lot of different approaches depending on the situation, and it’s impossible to define them all. But while a completely definitive guide is probably impossible, with these recommendations, you should be able to steer your […]

Statistical testing in Google BigQuery

Statistical testing in Google BigQuery

Read more >

Some time ago I needed to schedule a weekly BigQuery job that involved some statistical testing. Normally I do all statistical work in R, but since our query scheduler wasn’t capable of talking to R I decided to try a pure BigQuery solution (rather than go through the hassle of calling R from a dataflow). […]

How we recruited our own manager

How we recruited our own manager

Read more >

When we kicked off our Wrocław office we had only around 20 people, almost all developers, plus the head of the office. One day, the head came to us saying the office needed a development manager. Someone to help run the organisation, move us in the right directions, overcome obstacles, and inspire people. He asked […]

The Goldilocks trial, or, how to get team sizes just right

The Goldilocks trial, or, how to get team sizes just right

Read more >

Productivity and team size What is the ideal team size? Many suggest seven people – give or take one. Small teams in my experience are more efficient and need less management oversight. Recently our Business Planning Systems (BPS) team reached 10 people. We started to experience a declining trend in productivity, so we had to […]

Page 3 of 7
1 2 3 4 5 7
Scroll Up