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Paul Wilkinson

Head of Technology Research and Open Innovation @ Tesco Labs

Innovation Expert and Head of Product

St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Ranked #873 out of 17,460 for Head of Technology Research and Open Innovation in United States

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Paul Wilkinson's Work Experience

Tesco Labs

Head of Technology Research and Open Innovation

January 2014 to Present

Tesco PLC

IT Specialist - Research

September 2012 to January 2014


Technology Leadership Graduate

September 2010 to October 2012

Paul Wilkinson's Education

University of Leeds

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Electronics

2007 to 2011

University of Leeds

Bachelor’s Degree Nanotechnology 2:1 (80% for my final year project)

2004 to 2007

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Tesco Labs

I think I've got the best job in the world. My job is to find the best technology out there to make life easier for customers and colleagues. I think that the more we talk about our ambitions, the more people can help us on the journey and I do this by partnering with massive tech companies...

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A world without checkouts, sell-by dates or even stores as we know them today! Who knows what's round the corner for retail - I don't profess to know, but I'm always looking for tech inspiration and ideas that can shape the strategy of Tesco, and have a massive influence on retail globally.Head of Technology Research and Open Innovation @ I think I've got the best job in the world. My job is to find the best technology out there to make life easier for customers and colleagues. I think that the more we talk about our ambitions, the more people can help us on the journey and I do this by partnering with massive tech companies right down to small start-ups as well as working with our own team to shape and create new technology experiences. I keep track of technology trends and stay up to speed on what's coming next in the consumer and enterprise worlds and use that to influence where we should spend our effort. I look after our relationships with some of the biggest tech companies in the world, working with them to keep Tesco up to date with developments and helping to shape their future products. I also head up our start-up engagement programmes which means I'm often in London at meetups as well as regular trips out to Israel and the USA to keep up to date with what's happening. A lot of this work manifests itself in our Lab on campus which I set up and now run. We use it to show off a lot of the things we are working on to teams around the business as well as bring in new technology to inspire people to think differently. Check out more of what we do at From January 2014 to Present (2 years) IT Specialist - Research @ I run a small team looking for new technologies and communicating about their possible applications within the company for customers and staff alike. We also consult internally on various technology projects. From September 2012 to January 2014 (1 year 5 months) Technology Leadership Graduate @ During my time on the Graduate Scheme I have worked in several areas: Technology Research & Development This is where I have spent the most time, looking at future technologies and their applications for customers and staff. Much of the focus recently has been on mobile/tablet apps and HTML5 websites to make the jobs of staff simpler. When developing these I am always passionate about not just the functionality, but the way in which it is delivered for the users. I have also managed key supplier relationships in order to understand their upcoming innovations and roadmaps. Mobile and Web Development Working with the customer apps team in I acted as a product owner for tactical improvements to the APIs that the apps use, and for the multi-platform HTML5 app. This involved technical knowledge and decisions as well as creative and design based work. Service and Testing I spent 3 months working with the service and testing teams at our operations centre in Bangalore, India where I drove the conversion of the IT Self Help documentation onto a new easy to use site that is hosted on our new strategic intranet platform. Price Optimisation Working as a Business Systems Analyst to define the data feed requirements for a new price optimisation platform. Sharepoint After designing and creating a leading teamsite for my own team, which dramatically increased the visibility of our work and the interactions with other teams, I have worked with other teams from across the business to help them create engaging teamsites. On an ad-hoc basis I have also provided new technology consulting and mobile device coaching with people across all areas and levels of the business. From September 2010 to October 2012 (2 years 2 months) Organiser @ I organised the 2009 National Student Rodeo on behalf of Leeds University Union Canoe Club. It's the largest event of it's kind in the World with almost 700 competitors (and extra spectators) taking part in the weekend long event. From March 2008 to March 2009 (1 year 1 month) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Electronics @ University of Leeds From 2007 to 2011 Bachelor’s Degree, Nanotechnology, 2:1 (80% for my final year project) @ University of Leeds From 2004 to 2007 Paul Wilkinson is skilled in: Strategy, Research, IT Strategy, Retail, Web Development, Horizon Scanning, Open Innovation, Public Relations, Project Management, Enterprise Software, Photography, iOS, New Technology, Retail Technology, Enterprise Apps

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