This month at Peak: December 2021By Will Lord on December 21, 2021
Well, it’s almost time to say goodbye to another year here at Peak! 2021 has been an incredible year for us as a business, full of funding rounds, the launch of our own AI and Decision Intelligence Summit, some exciting new customers, new partnerships and, of course, growing our amazing team.
The last month of the year certainly didn’t seem to slow down for us either! Check out everything we have been up to recently, and we’ll see you back here next month in 2022. We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – enjoy the break, and stay safe!
What’s new at Peak?
? Viva Las Vegas! After going virtual last year due to lockdown restrictions, AWS re:Invent was back in person – and back with a bang! 11 members of the Peak team made the trip to the fabulous Las Vegas for what was the 10th anniversary industry-leading expo – the stand-out date in the AWS calendar. Here are a number of our key takeaways from re:Invent, curated by our Senior Engineering Manager, Michael Pearce.
? There was also cause for celebration for the team while we were in Vegas (and no, we’re not talking about an outrageous Blackjack win.) At the annual AWS Partner Summit, we were over the moon to have been named the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) APN Partner of the Year 2021 for the UK and Ireland! This prestigious award recognizes leaders in the UK&I playing a key role in helping customers to drive innovation and build solutions on AWS Cloud. Great job, team! Learn more here.
? Richard Potter chats to theCUBE! While we were at re:Invent, Richard Potter caught up with SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE for an exclusive interview! Broadcast live from the Venetian Conference Center, our CEO and co-founder chatted to Lisa Martin and Dave Nicholson. He discussed what’s been happening at Peak since our last appearance on theCUBE in 2019, and delved deeper into the potential that Decision Intelligence carries for businesses. You can now watch the full clip on demand via our website! Watch it now
? Making great decisions with AI. How can Decision Intelligence empower businesses to make great decisions across sales and marketing, demand planning and the supply chain? Find out in this short interview between Peak’s Martin Sutton (Customer Development Director) and Ronald van Loon! Ronald is a Top Global AI & IoT Influencer, AWS Partner and the CEO at Intelligent World – make sure you check out this insightful conversation here!
? Community spirit! Peak’s brand new data community, launched at AltitudeX Manchester in November, is now well and truly up and running! This month we hosted our first community Ensemble event (now available to stream on demand) while our team pulled together some amazing blog posts…
✏️ We’ve shared some tips for data scientists when dealing with difficult stakeholders, looked at the wide-ranging roles within data science and the skills you need for each and found out how one of our recent DS graduates is getting on since joining Peak. If you’re keen on more of this type of content, join our community here!
? How have the effects of the past two years changed the world of talent acquisition? Read some words of wisdom from our Head of Talent, Lorenzo Spina, in this blog, as he looks at ways we can redefine talent strategies during times of adversity.
? Catch all of the talks you missed at AltitudeX on demand today and relive this unmissable event! There are 15 keynotes and conversations now available to stream – head over to the AltitudeX website to check them out!
?? Our Head of Data Science Operations, Amy Sharif, wrote this great piece as part of the #DiversityinSTEM2021 initiative! See what she had to say in this feature for New Scientist x Mediaplanet via this link!
Customer and partner update
? 750,000 children and families in the UK will be supported by our friends FareShare this Christmas. No one should be hungry at this time of year – please donate what you can to help.
? Check out how PepsiCo are helping those in need by expanding their food aid programme worldwide!
♻️ “Polypipe gets in line to help environmental charity.” Check out how our friends at Polypipe are doing their bit towards helping the environment!