This month at Peak: October 2021By Will Lord on October 29, 2021
It's almost time! AltitudeX is on our doorstep and the last few weeks at Peak have been as busy as ever.
Take a look at this month’s news and check out the build-up to Manchester’s biggest tech event of the year!
AltitudeX is here! 🏔
🗓 The big day is nearly upon us! Next week, on Thursday 4 November, we’re taking over the iconic Depot Mayfield in Manchester for the launch of AltitudeX. Our inaugural open summit will feature a star-studded line-up of guest speakers, including Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, best-selling author Matthew Syed and former BBC One Controller Lorraine Heggessey. Throw into the mix some technical workshops, networking and wellness activities, exciting Peak news and fantastic food and drink, and it’s shaping up to be an event like no other. So, all you decision makers, engineers, data scientists – let’s talk AI. 🧠
🤩 Ready for some more cool news? AWS AND Intel are officially proud sponsors of AltitudeX! We’re also very, very excited to be welcoming AWS’s Dimitri French, Principal, AI&ML, to Manchester as one of our speakers – he’ll be chatting to Intel’s Vladimir Brenner about ‘a single source of truth: lakes, ponds, warehouses and removing silos of data.’ 👀
What’s new at Peak?
📖 Read up on Decision Intelligence in the WSJ. This month saw Peak make our debut appearance in the one and only Wall Street Journal! 😎 Our article explains why Decision Intelligence represents the future of commercial decision making, and why – in a time when every decision matters – they need to be fast, consistent, connected and intelligent. Read it now!
👩💻 Championing women in tech 💪 October called for a double women in data science celebration at Peak! Earlier in the month we wrote five brilliant blogs for our own Women in Data Science Week, championing the role of women in the sector, and the steps we can all take to help build gender-diverse teams. Then, a few days later, we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day. Ada was a renowned mathematician, the first computer programmer and the inspiration behind our Ada Lovelace meeting room at Peak HQ! Read our blogs…
🔴 Showing racism the red card – This month Team Peak showed our support for Show Racism the Red Card. #WearRedDay is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and donate to help fund the anti-racism educational charity for young people and adults across the UK. Whether we were in Manchester, Jaipur or working from home, we all got behind this important message 👏 Donate here.
😁 Our Chief People Officer, Robert Bainbridge, recently spoke at Insider Media‘s Scaling Ambition conference to talk about Peak’s recruitment, culture and shared values 💪 You can read more insight from Rob or watch the event on demand via this link…
🇺🇸 𝐖𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆! 🇺🇸 We’re on the lookout for some more brilliant minds to join Team Peak as we continue to expand in the US! Ready for your next challenge? Head to our careers page for all the info 👀
🔥 Decision Intelligence is here 😎 Great to see Decision Intelligence named as a Gartner top strategic technology trend for 2022 🚀
🏙 This month we also attended Retail Week Live 2021! There were booths, talks and our Retail Director, Tom Summerfield, featured on the retail exchange podcast LIVE! Catch on-demand content on their website and take a look what they have in store for 2022…
🎤 Listen to our Lead Product Manager, Chris Billingham, take part in the “How AI Built This,” podcast, where he talks all things Peak, our culture and provides a sneak peak at what you can expect at AltitudeX 🏔
🧠 AWS Partner Wise 2021: Getting to know UK&I APN partners better. We’re looking forward to joining AWS for our upcoming Partner Wise session on Friday 12 November (14:00-15:00 GMT). Peak’s Robbie Vigers (Head of Business Development) and Gerry McAuley (Partnership Manager) will be introducing Team AWS to Peak, our business, our AWS practices and credentials and talking you through our focus areas and case studies!
🏜 Counting down to AWS re:Invent 2021! We’re super excited to be heading over to Las Vegas next month to see you all at re:Invent 2021! As the event takes over strip, come to booth #1872 at The Venetian Exhibition Hall to say hello. Beat the crowds and book a COVID-safe one-on-one meeting with us. We’d be happy to walk you through our customer success stories in more detail, how we achieved 113% growth with our Retail Competency status, or introduce you to our cutting edge Decision Intelligence platform. See you there!
💡Speedy Hire to light up COP26 with sustainable lighting system! Check out how our friends at Speedy were selected to light up the perimeter of the COP26 climate summit – which is expected to save an estimated 6,200 litres of diesel and 16 tonnes of CO2 ♻️
🚚 AO has expanded its logistics networks even further as it opened a new depot in Leeds this month! The 35,000 sq ft lot is part of a recent boom in expansion nationwide which has seen AO’s capacity increase by 80% – creating over 1,500 jobs! 🤩
🛍 PrettyLittleThing has teamed up with CoppaFeel for Breast Cancer Awareness month to help educate young people on the importance of being breast aware and how regular checks could one day save your life! Head over to the CoppaFeel website to check out their work 👏