this month at Peak May 2021

This month at Peak: May 2021

By Jon Taylor on May 28, 2021

Hello there! We’re back with our regular round-up of what’s new at Peak HQ and beyond.

This month we’ve made some exciting changes to the Peak website, received some super retail recognition and celebrated another stellar showing in the annual Best Companies survey! More on that later, but first…

Showing support for India 🇮🇳

Before we get into the usual updates, let’s talk about the really important stuff. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruption to the lives of those in India, our thoughts are with our Indian colleagues, our customers, their friends and families and everyone who’s been affected by this crisis.

We want to help, which is why we’re supporting two amazing causes. We’re partnering with the Hemkunt Foundation to raise funds to further drive their efforts in supplying O2 Cylinders to patients across the country, whilst also raising money for the Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide relief and food to thousands. Your support would mean the world to us, too.

🇮🇳 For those based in India, you can donate to the Hemkunt Foundation here.

🌍 For those outside of India, you can donate to The Akshaya Patra Foundation here.

Thank you.

peak india covid-19 relief campaign

What’s new at Peak?

🏆 This month we celebrated another successful Best Companies Day at Peak. We’re over the moon to have placed at no.25 on the list of the UK’s 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies To Work For 2021! On top of this, we received the maximum 3-star accreditation, recognizing ‘world class’ levels of workplace engagement. Oh yeah – AND we were named as the no.10 UK Tech Company To Work For, too! You can learn more in our blog.

🎨 In the spirit of spring cleaning, this month our Content Hub (psst – you’re in it!) has been spruced up with a new lick of paint, brand new navigation system and a whole load of shiny new content for you to check out. Explore the rest of the Hub here.

🛍 We’re very proud to have been recognized in this year’s Retail Week Discovery Report – confirming our status as one of world’s top start-ups helping retailers rebuild from COVID-19! Check it out here. 

🗣 Speaking of retail, be sure to have a read of this exclusive Q&A between the Retail Bulletin and our Retail Director, Tom Summerfield! You can read the interview here.

🧠 Over in India, our Head of AI Engineering, Koushik Kulkarni, spoke to the Hindustan Times about his career so far, journey to Peak and what makes our culture so special! You can read what he had to say here.

👩‍💻 The careers advice from our data science team continues, as Abhinav Singh and Simon Spavound shared the do’s and don’ts of crafting the perfect data science CV! Read their top tips here.

📣 How can Decision Intelligence impact the day-to-day role of a retail marketer? We caught up with a Peak customer to find out how it enables them to be superhuman. Take a look here.

❓ Our Head of Data Science, Stuart Davie, talked us through what we mean by ‘Explainable AI.’ Find out why he compares it to a canary in a coal mine in this blog!

⚙️ Another member of our data science team, Vanessa Virgo, wrote a great piece on CODI, our Connected Decision Intelligence system. Find out how it helps her kick-start data science projects here.

🤞 The awards nominations continued this month for Peak, too! Our case study with CMOStores.com has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award at the UK Digital Growth Awards 2021, and we’re also up for two prizes at the Global Business Tech Awards – SaaS Company of the Year and Tech Business of the Year! Keep your fingers crossed for Team Peak! 😁

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Events updates

🍔 This month Peak Ensemble was back, as we welcomed Sagar Sahasrabudhe to join us for our latest data science-led webinar. Sagar is Data Science Director at online food delivery platform Grubhub, and discussed all things decision making alongside our very own Tim Kinyanjui. If you missed it, you can catch up and watch the on-demand webinar here.

🐝 On 10 June we’re speaking at Grant Thornton’s event, ‘Manchester: The FinTech city to scale’. Sign up to hear from Peak’s CIO and Co-founder, David Leitch, who will be talking through Peak’s journey, chatting through our continued growth and how we’ve successfully scaled whilst being headquartered in Manchester!

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