‘Future Leaders’ is a series of blog posts by the Financial Times in which we interview our team members and ask them how they got into technology, what they are working on and what they want to do in the future. Everyone has a different perspective, story and experience to share. This series will feature colleagues working in our Product & Technology teams. You can also connect with us on Twitter at Life at FT.

Hi Nadia, what is your current role at the FT and what do you spend most of your time doing at work?

My current role…


‘Future Leaders’ is a series of blog posts by the Financial Times in which we interview our team members and ask them how they got into technology, what they are working on and what they want to do in the future. Everyone has a different perspective, story and experience to share. This series will feature colleagues working in our Product & Technology teams. You can also connect with us on Twitter at Life at FT.

Hi Reece, what is your current role at the FT and what do you spend most of your time doing at work?

My current role…


By John Kundert (Chief Product Officer)

The four strategic pillars; Newsroom, Community, Enterprise and Intelligence

The turning of the calendar years always feels like a right moment to reflect on the past and define the future (as best we can). This has never felt more poignant given the huge distress and uncertainties of 2020 and real hope for 2021. Here is my pause for thought …

When I am asked why I work for the Financial Times, the answer is easy. It is because I believe in the importance of FT gold standard journalism. It has never felt more important to value expertise, truth and trustworthiness of the content…


By Michael Hoole

Thinking of starting a research project? Here are some things to consider.

At the FT, we consider ourselves to be a data driven organisation, and like many data-driven organisations, research plays a large role in deciding which data is collected and how. Despite an increasingly wide-range of methodologies emerging within the market industry in the last 20 years, the basic principles of whether to start a research project or not remain remarkably similar. …


By the User Research team

Reactive Research: Our Notes From the Last 6 Months

Back in March, we reluctantly watched as normalcy not-so-quietly left the party and priorities quickly began to shift. As researchers working across multiple product teams, our roles became fundamental to understanding new thought processes, reactions and routines and ultimately shining a light on new areas of focus.

Six months in, we’re reflecting on the few tips and reminders that could have better prepared us to tackle research and discovery during an especially reactive time.

When you’re planning

  • Think twice about your research objectives. This level of…


By Tara Ojo

My team recently worked on a feature to give users shortcuts to topics they follow in the FT’s App after we trialled it as an AB test and got successful results.

When we got new data from the API we wanted to have a sleek animation from the old order of topics, into the new refreshed order. …


By Anna Shipman

Over the past six months, my group at the Financial Times has moved from project-based teams to durable teams. In this post I’ll explain why we made that move and how this is helping us deliver bigger and better things for our customers.

We want to be able to deliver as much value as possible

Our goal on Customer Products is to make FT.com and the iOS and Android apps be as good as they can be for our customers, and increase the lifetime value of each customer or corporate licence. …

FT Product & Technology

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