Back to schedule


6:00 AM - 9:00 AM

DSF Meetup with Thoughtworks

6:00 am-
9:00 am
November 6th , 2018, Tuesday

Join us for a Peak technical talk on Forecasting, specifically around forecasting during special events. Hear examples from customers at Peak and connect with Manchester based Data Scientists.

Join Data Science Festival – Manchester in partnership with ThoughtWorks in November for great talks.


6:00pm – Doors open
6:30pm – Kirsty Parsons
7:15pm – Refreshments
7:45pm – Praneet Chandra
8:30pm – Networking
9:00pm – Close

Kirsty Parsons – Data Scientist at Peak

Summary: A look into how Forecasting is used at Peak. In particular forecasting customer orders, enabling warehouse optimization and minimising product wastage, particularly in and around events.

Bio: I studied my MSc in Data Science at the University of Lancaster 2016/2017. After completing a placement at Peak last summer, I now work at Peak as a Data Scientist, predominantly focussing on Forecast and Optimisation solutions.

Praneet Chandra – Head of Product at Peak

Summary: In today’s world data and artificial intelligence (AI) is the key to competitive advantage and can make what’s impossible today, possible tomorrow whether its streamlining the operations or growing at scale. One major road-block that market perceives today is that current business systems are not built for building and deploying AI solutions. At Peak we have a built a World’s First AI Platform as a Service(PaaS) that allows Data Scientist(s) to rapidly build and deploy AI solutions that leverage complex data and turns it into powerful actionable insights without having to figure out tough pieces like infrastructure, scalability or data acquisition.

Bio: Praneet Chandra is Head of Products at Peak, He has been at Peak for more than a year where he is on a journey to create a new category AIS(Artificial Intelligence System). Prior to Peak, Praneet worked with Gainsight (Customer Success Category Creator), Mxit (World’s First Mobile Chat App) and Deloitte.

Kirsty Parsons
Praneet Chandra