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Presentation: Stories from the BeeHive


Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

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PensionBee is the UK's most loved pension company. Starting in 2015, PensionBee has helped over 70,000 customers manage close to £1bn of their pension savings. In this enjoyable talk, PensionBee CTO Jonathan Lister Parsons digs into the challenges of growing a consumer-focused fintech company in an outdated industry. Through a series of "Stories from the BeeHive," he shows how technology and people come together to create a culture of "Happiness!" that leads to positive effects both inside and outside the organisation. Learn how PensionBee is getting the most from technologies like Heroku to provide excellent customer service, do more with less, and create meaningful career progression for the team.

Speaker: Jonathan Lister Parsons

Software Developer @pensionbee

PensionBee is the UK's most loved online pension provider. In his role as CTO, Jonathan Lister Parsons is passionate about bringing customers' pension experience into the 21st century, and using technology to transform pension transfer processes that typically take months to a five-minute process on a smartphone. Jonathan champions a tech-forward culture within the business, aiming to raise the levels of technology literacy, and creating opportunities for people to develop technical skills as they move through different roles in their career at PensionBee.

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