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This month at Peak: August 2021

By Will Lord on August 27, 2021 - 5 Minute Read

After another busy month here at Peak, it's time to take a look back at some of our August highlights!

In a month in which build-up to our AltitudeX event has been heating up, we also sat down with AWS for a chat about AI in retail, while our Head of Data Science Operations talked about what this year’s A-level results meant for women in tech. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to…

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๐Ÿ“ A-level results day came and went, with a record number of students earning themselves a place on Computer Science degree courses across the UK. With the number of female students studying Computer Science A-levels increasing by more than 350% since 2015, Computerworld chatted to our Head of Data Science Operations, Amy Sharif, who shared her thoughts on what this means for the future of women in the tech industry. Take a look at what Amy had to say here.ย 

๐Ÿ› Our Retail Director, Tom Summerfield, sat down with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to chat all things AI in retail and how we’re helping our customers beat the competition with Decision Intelligence. Read everything that was discussed here.ย 

โ˜๏ธ Speaking of AWS and retail, you can now watch our webinar with them on demand! It stars Tom Summerfield, AWS’s Global Head of General Merchandise Retail, Steve Gurney, and Ben Hodson, Marketing Director from our customer CMOStores.com!ย Watch it at your leisure here.

๐Ÿ™Œ Check out the thoughts of our very own Chinmayi Sahu! In her interview with India’s Deccan Chronicle, she talks us through her 13 years of experience in the IT sector to date and gives us all an insight into the world of Software Engineering. Read the interview here.ย 

๐Ÿ˜Žย Get to know more members of the Peak India team as both Astha Sharma and Parul Goyal reveal all in our very own Women in Tech interviews. They each take you through their careers and their journeys to Peak. If you’re interested in Customer Success, Astha’s blog can be found here. If Software Engineering is more your thing, Parul’s interview can be explored here.ย 

๐Ÿค If these blogs are of interest to you, then you will love our next updateโ€ฆCOME AND JOIN US AT PEAK! We have 35 new job roles available across the globe (UK, USA and India). Check them out on our careers page now and see if Peak is the right fit for you!

๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Speaking of recruitment, Peak’s team of superhumans has already been growing again in August after our inaugural Pune digital hiring event. Take a look at how it all went!

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ More great news in India, as our team had plenty to celebrate. We wished all of our colleagues, partners, customers and everyone else a Happy Independence Day in India, as well as a very Happy Raksha Bhandan!

Events updates

๐Ÿ”ย AltitudeX is ramping up, with speaker announcements coming very soon โ€“ so watch this space ๐Ÿ‘€! If you need a reminder, AltitudeX is an inclusive technology event for business leaders, commercial teams, engineers and data scientists happening in Manchester on 4 November. You can find out everything you need to know here and sign up NOW!ย ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ญ

๐Ÿ”ฅ We also have our Freshers Hiring event day in India on the 20 & 21 September, providing an incredible opportunity for candidates to join our superhuman Software Engineering team. Find out more about the online event here.ย 

๐ŸŽฐ Viva Las Vegas! Catch Peak at the Smart Retail Tech Expo in Vegas, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, on 1 & 2 September at stand 2155 โ€“ and be sure to watch our talk at 14:55 PDT in Theatre 13! We hope to see you there โ€“ you can find out about the event now.

Customer news

๐Ÿ“ On 11 August, our customerย KFC opened a new chicken-themed hotel! Take a look at the hotel here… but beware of that ‘click for chicken’ button… it could be very dangerous! ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท AWS are not only working with Peak, but with Greece, too. That’s right โ€“ the country, Greece! They are going to help the nation build a National Space Industry to educate and train professionals in the Greek aerospace community! Find out everything you need to know here.ย 

โ™ป๏ธ Meanwhile over at AO, they have successfully recycled over 2 million refrigerators (lined up that is over 2000 miles of fridges โ€“ the distance from Edinburgh to the North Pole!) This figure is up 68% on the previous year โ€“ you guys are the best! Read about their unbelievable efforts here.

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