What we're about

We’re the engineers, data scientists, UXers, product managers of Ocado Technology. We develop exciting automation technology for online grocery and we’re always looking to learn from the wider community and share new ideas.

We love attending and hosting meetups with passionate technologists and discussing the successes, the failures and the lessons learned from our innovation adventures.

If you’re interested in robotics, AI, machine learning, autonomous mobility or the latest technology trends then why not just us at our next meetup?!

Here’s what we do in our day job:
https://www.ocadogroup.com/technology/technology-pioneers

Live outside of the 🇬🇧 ? Join our international groups:
> Sofia (BG)
> Barcelona (ES)
> Wrocław (PL)

More groups will be added soon, so stay tuned!

Upcoming events (1)

Don't Run! Agile Hardware and Product Management

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Can Software PMs move into hardware development? At Ocado Technology, we say: "Yes!" Learn how software development approaches have helped improve and accelerate hardware development for complex products and superstructures in two fascinating use cases: the 600S bot and Mark II Grid – key components of Ocado Smart Platform warehouses.

Join this Tech Bytes event with Damian Flynn, Head of Product for the 600S, and Ali Major, Head of Product for Structural Grid Systems at Ocado Technology. Using agile development approaches alongside additive-first design took the 600S bot from prototype to product in just nine weeks.

Hardware or software product managers leave this talk:

  • Understanding the nuances between hardware and software development, and how to leverage learnings from each discipline.
  • Seeing how this process can be applied to superstructures – Ocado Smart Platform warehouse grids – as well as smaller (but no less complex!) products – the 600S bot.
  • Exploring product management workflows in Scrum, Jira.
  • Networking with other Product Managers in Ocado Technology's Advanced Technology team who work with hardware, or hardware and software products.

Agenda:

  • 18:00 Guest registration opens
  • 18:20 Introductions 5 mins
  • 18:30 Talk >30 mins
  • 19:00 Q&A session 10 mins
  • 19:10 Networking and nibbles 45 mins

Ali Major is Ocado Technology’s Head of Product for Structural Grid Systems – mega and microstructures that provide a storage solution and picking platform for bots in Ocado Smart Platform warehouses. With more than ten years of experience in software and hardware product management, Ali is passionate about creating strategy from chaos, technology, and AI, while bringing a little bit of magic to stakeholders.
Damian Flynn is Ocado Technology’s Head of Product for a portfolio of hardware products, yet doesn’t have an engineering background and only made the transition from software product management to hardware from software 18 months ago. He’s keen to use this talk to bust the myths around what it takes to be a successful hardware PM.

How to join
In-person attendance is limited to 30 guests, so please RSVP to reserve your seat. This event is hybrid and a livestream link will be emailed on the day of the event.

Tech Bytes are intelligent talks about robotics, software engineering, data science, UX, and more, delivered by experts at Ocado Technology. Hosted in our global development centres, they’re hybrid, so you can join live from anywhere in the world. Find upcoming events on our Meetup profile, and watch recordings from past events here.

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Past events (1)

Simulation Accuracy: Predicting the Future with Confidence

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