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This month at Peak: September 2021

By Will Lord on September 30, 2021 - 5 Minute Read

Following last month’s big news around our $75m Series C funding announcement, you might have thought we’d be taking a bit of a breather in September...

Think again! We’re back with our regular round-up of what’s new at Peak HQ – strap yourself in for a couple of exciting events updates, a nifty new platform feature and a fresh upcoming webinar. It’s still all systems go at Peak! ?

What’s new at Peak? 

? We’re just five weeks away from taking over Manchester’s iconic Depot Mayfield for AltitudeX! Sensational speakers and technical workshops are on the menu, with the likes of Matthew Syed, Nicky Moffat and Priya Lakhani on hand to guide us through topics including transformational change, leadership, connecting silos and balancing profitability with sustainability. Don’t miss out and grab a discounted ticket with the code ALTX20. Click here to save your spot ?️

? One thing we’re very proud of is the recent introduction of our first-ever Data Science Graduate Scheme here at Peak! This month we welcomed eight amazing DS graduates to the team – read all about why we launched the scheme, the hiring process and what they’ll get out of it here! ?

This month we introduced the world to Product Explorer, a brand new merchandiser knowledge center that displays key product metrics – giving retailers a consolidated view of how stock is performing, so you know what will stock out and what will stockpile each week. Built by working closely with our retail customers, say hello to Product Explorer and goodbye to spreadsheet headaches! Explore here! ?

♻️ The Modern Milkman is on a mission to reduce waste and bring feel-good to the doorstep! We’re sitting down with John Hughes, CIO at the community and sustainability-focused business for a special webinar exploring the ways they delight their customers through the power of AI. John will be joined by Peak’s Retail Director, Tom Summerfield and Scott Langdoc, retail guru for our good friends Amazon Web Services. Join us on Thursday 7 October! Sign up here ??️

?‍? Our upcoming Peak Ensemble webinar is a Women in DS special – and we can’t wait! ? Join us for an insightful panel discussion, exploring topics such as the importance of women in the industry and the steps we need to take to get more women from varied backgrounds into technical roles. We’ve got a great guest speaker lined up too, welcoming Imperial College London’s Statistics Lecturer, Dr Ciara Pike-Burke, for a talk on statistical ML and multi-armed bandits. Plus, Ensemble attendees will also score a free ticket to AltitudeX, too – winner winner! Learn more ?

?️ Our latest retail thought leadership whitepaper went LIVE this month! Be sure to take a look to discover why we’re in ‘the Year of Demand.’ We cover the ways retail is changing and why an accurate view of demand is driving the future of retail customer experience! Find out why nailing demand is the secret to modern retail success and download the guide here ?

? After a couple of years off due to the pandemic, the annual Peak summer BBQ was back and better than ever! We took over East Didsbury sports ground and sprinkled it with some Peak magic! After a tough 18 months, we decided to celebrate our successes by coming together and enjoying some sun, games, drinks and great food! Keep an eye on our socials for a behind-the-scenes look at what we got up to on the day!

? We were delighted to hear that we are now one of just six partners featured on the AWS Partners Network landing page! This is a huge achievement for us as a partner, and a testament to the amazing relationship we’re building with the good people at AWS. Take a look now ?

? We’ve also got some more great career opportunities for you to take a look at! Watch this video to hear from our Senior Engineering Manager, Michael Pearce, as he talks you through our culture, the tech that empowers our team and why being at Peak is like being at a theme park (…in a good way)! Watch the video here!


? We were delighted to be shortlisted at the Prolific North Tech Awards for Innovation of the Year alongside some stellar competition. The awards will be announced in October so keep your eyes peeled ? Take a look at the shortlist here.

?Another shortlist for Team Peak was at the Building Innovation Awards! This time we are up for Best Technology Partner for our work with CMOStores.com – these results will be announced in November so stay tuned ? See who we’re up against here!  

?And lastly, some good news for one of our partners! Our friends at First Internet were recognized at the Prolific North Champions Awards and won Web Development Project of the Year for their work on our website. If you want to take a look at an award-winning website then click he– oh, wait, you’re already on one! ?

Customer update

?Our friends over at PepsiCo have just completed the upgrade of their distribution center in Leicester, increasing capacity by 29%! But, more importantly, it will improve efficiency and take all-important miles off the road, reducing their carbon footprint! Read more now ♻️

? Marshalls have paired up with SigmaRock PLC to develop ultra-low carbon products for the concrete building materials sector! This signals a new era for the construction, manufacturing and building materials industries – read the article here!  ?

❄️ Our partners at Snowflake have announced their first industry-specific data cloud, with a focus on helping the financial services industry! Find out more today ?

? Our customers Superdry have announced a new partnership with the charity Oxfam, in an effort to get shoppers to donate more pre-loved clothes to charity. Customers will be offered give back boxes and when you have donated items you are then entered into a prize draw for a £100 Superdry voucher! Get donating people and read on now ❤️

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