Paul Clarke is Chief Technology Officer at Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer.
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 which remain the only apps from a major retailer supporting full offline shopping. In his current role, Paul heads up Ocado Technology, whose 800+ software engineers and other IT specialists are responsible for building all the software and IT infrastructure that powers Ocado, and now Morrisons’ online grocery business too.
Ocado are in the midst of re-platforming their complete solution to create the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) – a combination of scalable modular hardware for building automated warehouses and their end to end e-commerce and fulfilment solution running in the cloud. They will use OSP to enable large bricks & mortar grocery retailers around the world to move online using Ocado’s disruptive business model.