Winner of Digital Profile of the Year: “Everything went perfectly!”

With a background as an electronics engineer, it has been super exciting for the winner of the award Digital Profile of the Year at this year’s Danish Digital Awards, Troels Vest, to be part of the AO365 project in collaboration with our partner, Brdr. A&O Johansen.

Danish Digital Awards 2021 were held on the evening of 26 August, and this year our Lead Developer Troels Vest received the award as Digital Profile of the Year for his work with our partner AO on the project AO365. With AO365, the customer has a digital key to open AO's stores. With this solution, the customer is enabled to use self-service outside of the normal opening hours in an easy and simple way through the AO app. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on all 365 days of the year.

For Troels, the fusion between software and hardware has been fascinating for as long as he can remember.

“Being able to write a piece of code that makes something move or turn on/off is so awesome.”

This fascination was emphasized by the project of AO365.

“I got goosebumps when we were out testing our solution in a physical store for the first time. When we were finished setting up the store and I swiped on my phone to open the store, everything went perfectly! The alarm was automatically turned off, the lights in the store turned on, the door grille rolled up and the doors opened. It worked on our first attempt – fantastic!”

During the project, Troels and his team worked with Azure App Service, Azure API Management, Azure Virtual Network, Episerver CMS, Episerver Commerce, and Cross-platform mobile app. These technologies were used to reach a solution where AOs customers were given the unique opportunity to use self-service at all hours of the day, all year round.

Reflecting on the result of AO365, Troels concludes: “It gives them [the customers] more freedom, as they can shop outside of normal business hours when it fits into their busy calendar.”