"Recipes for transforming food production and beyond" with Paul Clarke

Forthcoming Event

Date
12 March 2020, 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Registration Required

Location
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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This talk will focus on the disruptive ingredients and recipes at the heart of Ocado's ongoing journey of self-disruption and reinvention.

One of these recipes relates to growing, manufacturing and delivering our food in much more efficient, scalable and sustainable ways. This is going to require some much bigger thinking.

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Paul Clarke
Chief Technology Officer, Ocado

Paul Clarke CBE is Chief Technology Officer at Ocado - a world leader in smart fulfilment and logistics.

After joining Ocado in 2006, Paul initially worked on warehouse control systems and then joined the team designing Ocado’s next highly automated fulfilment centre. After establishing new teams for Simulation and Mobile development, Paul then co-wrote the first of Ocado’s award winning mobile apps.

Ocado Technology, with its 1900 engineers, is responsible for building all the technology that powers Ocado's end-to-end e-commerce, fulfilment and logistics platforms.

Ocado are now busy signing deals with large bricks & mortar grocery retailers around the world who wish to use the Ocado Smart Platform to operate online grocery scalably, sustainably and profitably.

Having handed over the leadership of Ocado Technology in April 2018, Paul now leads the Office of the CTO whose mission includes exploring opportunities to use Ocado's technologies and competencies to disrupt other sectors, research activities and the technology vision and future proofing of the business.

Paul read Physics at St John's College, Oxford before then entering the computer industry. He has worked in software engineering, consultancy, interim management and a number of software start-ups.

Paul sits on a number of government and industry advisory boards including the AI Council, Robotics Growth Partnership (co-chair), CBI Innovation Council (chair) and National Food Strategy Advisory Board.

In what little spare time he has alongside his work and family, Paul loves to invent and build stuff, design PCBs, write software and generally tinker.