“Programming isn’t about what you know; it’s about what you can figure out.” – Chris Pine, author of Learn to Program
On Tuesday, September 13th, Key IVR celebrated International Programmers’ Day with our own “Tech Day”. A time for treats and quizzing the technical know-how of our team.
This takes place on the 256th day of the year because “256” (28) is the number of distinct values that can be represented with an 8-bit byte, and 256 is the highest power of 2 that is less than 365, the number of days in a year.
We celebrated the innovative work of developers, and other technical-oriented roles, from Key IVR and around the world. Thanks to these individuals applying their skills, they are contributing to product innovation, data security, improving the convenience of technology for others, and much more. However, their efforts often happen behind the scenes and out of the limelight, so this day gives each business the opportunity to recognize their personal accomplishments.
Key IVR was founded on programming and some creative thinking, solving a business problem with technology. In 2008, Darren Wooding (Managing Director, UK & CEO, US) identified the need for a 24/7 automated telephone line to help customers make payments quicker, without needing to speak to an agent. This paved the way for Key IVR’s reliable omnichannel payment platform, which is now trusted by some of the world’s leading brands and processing over £1bn a year. The organization has evolved from a small Doncaster-based automated IVR provider, to a dedicated team of specialists offering a wide range of payment channels across telephone, web, SMS and mobile apps.
Key IVR are helping organisations across numerous countries and sectors protect their customers with the highest level of security when processing payments, and without our amazing programmers dedicating their time and efforts to achieving this, Key IVR would not be where it is today.
Look at how some of our leaders are innovating within the tech space:
Managing Director (UK) & CEO (US)
Aside from managing the strategic direction of the business, Darren’s role is to ensure that the teams are operating efficiently and delivering the best possible solutions for clients. Darren built his IT career working with high-profile corporates, including Anderson Consulting and PwC. The projects he brought to life vary from delivering a software platform for an O2 telecoms call center and the creation of tax calculation software, to the design and installation of complete call centres.
Enterprise Chief Technology Officer
As Head of IT Chris takes pride in his responsibility to provide the best products and services to our clients. He has a wide range of skills which he has integrated well into his role, with his peers describing him as both knowledgeable and helpful on a highly professional level. With over 25 years of experience, he is an essential part of our team here at Key IVR.
Chief Technology Officer
Cristina is a software engineer who has been passionate about technology throughout her career. Spending her time developing her skills and keeping up to date with the tech world and latest projects, plays a vital role in ensuring client solutions are developed to the highest of standards. Cristina is also dedicated to ensuring her team is always learning and expanding on their career opportunities.
Technical skills can offer many different directions, which people can follow and fulfil their potential. At Key IVR, we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our incredibly diverse and innovative team. If you’re interested in applying for one of the many roles on offer, visit our careers page at www.keyivr.com/careers or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org