Trainline CTO Mark Holt told CIO UK that an enthusiasm for analytics has permeated the entire company, helping to build a data-driven digital culture.
Holt believes this has had a transformative effect. “It’s enabled the business to become a truly innovative tech company and an ecommerce leader,” he said.
Also important to the digital culture, Holt says, is improving gender bias. “Tackling gender imbalance and championing talent within the technology industry is at the absolute core of our culture and values,” he says. To this end, the company has partnered with social enterprise, Code First: Girls, on the goal to help teach 20,000 girls to code by 2020.
“An increase in female programmers, developers and engineers will have profound benefits to the UK’s tech economy, its businesses and its customers,” says Holt.
“We are hugely intentional about the Trainline culture: we actively care for it, and nurture it. We want Trainline to be one of the best places to work in the world, with great technology that supports amazing people creating awesome user experiences for our customers.”
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