Alex Bennett: CTO
How did you come to work at Bioepic?
I’ve held positions at various technology companies over my career, including both Nokia and Microsoft. During this time, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most experienced and brightest people in the industry.
I was also afforded the freedom to participate across many levels of the industry which proved to be an incredible learning opportunity and an extremely formative experience.
Looking to work in the Healthtech sector with some of its leading experts while bringing together everything I’ve learned so far, Bioepic was the obvious choice.
So, what does your average day look like as CTO?
We work in an environment that encourages agile development principles with an emphasis on cross-functional teams. For this reason, it’s important that I ensure our technical roadmap is aligned with Bioepic’s goals and remains on schedule. This can mean working with our engineers, rebalancing priorities and making sure our technology is ready for future challenges and expansion.
What gets you most excited about Bioepic’s technical architecture?
At Bioepic we use a microservice architecture for nearly everything we do. I love this approach as it empowers us in so many ways including allowing us to easily scale, rapidly deploy new changes and is exceptionally resilient. Importantly, it also makes the engineers working on the service much more effective as the codebases they maintain are smaller.
What makes the job challenging?
Without wanting to mix metaphors, the most challenging aspect of the job is keeping so many different plates spinning while wearing various hats! I love the variety this brings though and it’s this reason that I love my job.
How do you spend your time outside of Bioepic?
I spend a lot of time keeping up with different technology trends, programming languages and frameworks and try to obtain at least one or two certifications a year.
I also enjoy keeping fit and watching (perhaps too much) football and rugby. However, much of my time has recently been devoted to organising my upcoming wedding.
What are you most looking forward to in the next six months?
I’m really excited about all the possibilities we have available to us and our platform. I can’t wait to show the world what we’re doing with glucose and insulin monitoring over the next six months.