Email: Say It In The Subject – and take part on Friday 15th April!

I’d like you to take a look at a section of my email inbox showing incoming email subjects: Taking a look at the subject list above –  what are these emails about? Which ones allow me to get a good understanding of the content without spending time opening them – especially when I get more that 200 […]

Tesco Wine Finder application reaches R&D end-of-Life

After 16 months of loyal service to customers, our R&D project application Tesco Wine Finder for iPhone has now been finally removed from sale. The application has reached a natural end-of-life as an R&D project. It has been downloadable from the iTunes App Store since December 2009 using our Tesco.com R&D Team account (compared to production […]

Next-Generation Picking Computers

Every morning at 6am, our army of thousands of personal shoppers across our biggest 300 Tesco stores and 3 “Dotcom-only stores” (‘sort of’ picking depots) set to work picking the first of tens of thousands of grocery orders on a typical day. The technology they use – we call it ‘teampad’ – is a tablet computer […]

Ocado admits to scraping Tesco web site to get price-matches

At the Retail Week conference, Ocado CFO Andrew Bracey admitted that they scrape the Tesco grocery site in order to get Tesco prices with which they price match with 8,000 of their own products. Sitting in the audience, I was intrigued by Ocado’s admission that they scrape our site (that is, run scripts from client […]

New version of Tesco Recipes for iPad now live on App Store

The mobile team who created the sumptuous Tesco Recipes for iPad application have just informed me that the new version has gone live on Apple’s iTunes App Store. If you have already downloaded this free iPad app before then you’ll be prompted to update the application when you enter the App store and look at […]

See you at the Retail Week Conference 2011

I’m just about to leave home to take the tube to the Retail Week Conference (at the Hilton London Metropole on Edgware Road). If you are also attending the conference, I’m on stage for “Stream C – Technology” from 11:20am so do grab a seat in that conference theatre so I can help you can work out […]

Techfortesco Extra blog available on internal Tesco intranet

If you work at Tesco HQ and/or have a Tesco computer account then you can read my new blog, Techfortesco Extra (T4T+), where I can often write in more detail about subjects than I can in the public domain. As long as your computer is logged in to the Tesco internal network for UK and Ireland, take your browser to The […]

Nice Computing article about me becoming an Olympic Games Maker

Hats off to Dawinderpal Sahota, a journalist with Computing, who has written a great article about my application to be a volunteer Olympic Games Maker at London 2012. Dawinderpal echoes my sentiment: Come on, get involved and join me and the thousands of other Games Makers as we use our skills and experience make the Olympics in our amazing […]

Careers at Tesco.com

Thank you if you are one of a number of people who have written to me about the possibility of a career at Tesco.com. It’s great to see that we’re inspiring people to consider working with us, and you can have no doubt that our offices are a great place to work. Where appropriate I […]

My London 2012 Olympic Gamesmaker Technology Interview

I’ve just received an email from the London 2012 organising committee accepting my application to become one of thousands of Olympic Gamesmakers that will help keep the two weeks of the Olympic games running smoothly between 27 July to 12 August 2012. The committee detected that I have a technology background (spot on!) and have invited […]