This month at Peak: July 2021

By Jon Taylor on July 23, 2021

We’re back for another rundown of what we’ve been up to over the last few weeks!

We’ve got some cool news to share and some great new resources for you to check out – so let’s get stuck in! 🍴

What’s new at Peak?

🗻 Introducing our brand new annual open summit! AltitudeX is a people-first technology event for those wanting to reach new heights in business, catering for business leaders, technical specialists, data scientists…and beyond! You’re all invited to join us – in person! – on Thursday 4 November, as we bring together people and technology to empower everyone to make great decisions in their businesses. It’s going to be HUGE! Register your interest here!

🥛 Got milk? Yes. Yes we do! This month we proudly announced an exciting new partnership with the good people at The Modern Milkman. The business will be leveraging Decision Intelligence to streamline its digital delivery platform to meet the needs of customers, alongside optimizing operational efficiency and preventing food waste. Read the press release here.

♻️ Sustainability and net zero targets are now firmly at the top of the agenda for construction businesses, following the disruption of the last 18 months or so. Our recent webinar saw us gather leaders from Travis Perkins, Polypipe and Reds10 to discuss sustainability in construction in more detail, outlining some of the ways AI can help! Watch it on demand here.

🙌 A very proud moment for us this month, as we were announced as one of 12 businesses to be named a Net Zero Business Champion by the Construction Leadership Council! This reaffirms our commitment to using our technology to help drive carbon out of the construction sector. You can learn more here.

👏 A big shout out to our Head of Data Science Operations, Amy Sharif! This month she was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at this year’s VentureBeat Women In AI Innovation Awards…AND was nominated for the 2021 Women in Tech Excellence Awards! You rock, Amy! 🍾

🥾 For this month’s team End of Quarter Event, we closed our laptops and got out and about in the fresh air, walking in groups of Peakers to raise money for the fantastic cause that is Fareshare Greater Manchester! It was a great opportunity to see colleagues old and new face to face for the first time in far too long. You can show your support here.

🏖 We’re on a mission to get into the heads of leading decision makers from across industries, learning more about the approach they take to commercial decision making. Up first in the hot seat was Eoin Kenneally, Head of E-commerce at Parkdean Resorts and ex-Hermes. Grab a cuppa and take ten minutes to check out Eoin’s amazing insights!

👨‍💻 Peak data scientist Jimmy Stammers wrote a brilliant blog outlining the ways our Connected Decision Intelligence system, CODI, enables our data science team to deploy models quickly and effectively. Click here to read it.

🇮🇳 We held our first ever Hiring Day in India, as we look to grow our team from an exciting new base in Pune! Thanks to everybody who signed up to take on the coding challenge and apply for a position at Peak – we’ve found some amazing talent to help us on the next stage of our journey! 🔥

🍷 A special shout out to our good friends at Amazon Web Services (AWS), who joined us back at the start of the month of a special Peak Wine Club event, hosted by the always-fantastic Kelder Wines. It was an evening packed with lots of laughs, great conversations and delicious wine – here’s to the next one!

🎥 Peak Ensemble was back on our screens this month, and we had the pleasure of hearing from James Grant, Statistics Lecturer at Lancaster University. Joined by Peak Data Science Team Leader Chris Boddington, he dived into a talk about embedding artificial intelligence (AI) in retail. If you missed it, click here to watch on demand.

🗞 Our India team shared some top tips on how to start a career as an AI Software Engineer, with this great feature being picked up by ANI, South Asia’s leading multimedia news agency! Click here to read the article.

🗣 Our CEO and Co-founder, Richard Potter, chatted to Mid Day to discuss how Decision Intelligence empowers our customers to make great commercial decisions with AI, our expansion plans and the dream team making it all possible! You can check out the interview here.

📻 And, last but not least, our Head of Product Marketing Tom New was a special guest on the Tech Talks podcast this month, chatting all things Decision Intelligence! You can listen to the episode here.

Catch you next month! 👋

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