GO-JEK is on a mission to impact society and has been strategically focusing on social inclusivity through its applications, services, and rural outreach. Ajey Gore details GO-JEK’s evolution from a small bike-hailing startup to a technology-focused unicorn in the areas of transportation, lifestyle, payments, and social enterprise and explains how the company is focusing its attention beyond urban Indonesia to impact more than a million people across the country’s rural areas.
Ajey Gore is group CTO at GO-JEK, primarily focused on payments and organization-wide technology and team strategies, where he helps the company deliver a transport, logistics, lifestyle, and payments platform of 20 products. Ajey has 18 years of experience building core technology strategy across diverse domains. His interests include machine learning, networking, and distributed architecture systems. Previously, Ajey founded CodeIgnition (acquired by GO-JEK); served as ThoughtWorks’s head of technology; and was CTO at Hoppr, a Bharati SoftBank-funded startup (acquired by Hike Messenger). An active influencer in the technology community, Ajey is a trustee of the Emerging Technology Trust, a not-for-profit organization and organizes conferences, including RubyConf, GopherCon, and devopsdays.
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