It’s been a busy summer here at Nightingale HQ. We’ve had a lot going on and now with Autumn upon us we’re taking the time to look back and reflect on the last few months.
We were nominated for the Wales Start-Up Awards across two categories, Valleys Start-Up of the Year and Innovative Start-Up of the Year! We’re looking forward to attending the event on the 9 September at the Depot in Cardiff.
Utilizing AI Podcast
Nightingale HQ CEO, Steph Locke, was busy featuring on three episodes of ‘Utilizing AI’, a podcast that covers practical applications of AI and interviews people from across the industry. Featuring on the show, Steph was interviewed twice and even co-hosted the show on her third appearance.
Developer Velocity Series
Steph also hosted a series of Webinars for Quest, focused on Developer Velocity. She covered the basics of developer velocity before moving on to toolsets. The final instalment dealt with the recent explosion of ‘Ops’ words, explaining the focus behind common methodologies and the benefits for business in the various Ops themes.
EU Digital SME Alliance and AI Working Group
There were several working group meetings throughout the summer. Our Commercial Director, Ruth Kearney also delivered a talk on our GoSmarter tools at an event from Kylos 4.0 and the EU Digital SME Alliance.
Data Value Hub
Ruth also spoke about Developer Velocity and what the right tooling can bring a business at the Data Value Hub seminars.
Procter & Gamble’s Supplier Academy
We were selected for Procter & Gamble’s Supplier Academy in the UK and attended some insightful sessions from P&G senior leaders across the organisation.
Steph was featured in an interview with Business News Wales on how AI can augment workers rather than replacing them as many people fear.
Innovate UK Edge Support
One of the biggest things to come out of this summer is support with Innovate UK’s EDGE initiative. Access to expertise and mentoring will helps us to develop our innovation and internationalisation efforts.
Joining EIT Manufacturing
And to top off a fantastic summer we joined EIT Manufacturing as one of their ScaleUps. The ecosystem is a consortium of over 60 leaders in the manufacturing industry from business, education, and research. We will be receiving support in the form of investment readiness preparation and investor introductions.
Steph Locke at WIT Beginner Data Science Day
Steph gave another talk in late August, taking part in a Women In Tech Beginner Data Science Day. Her talk centred on regression techniques.
So, after such a busy summer we’re hoping for a great Autumn too. There is lots more coming up from Steph with Quest, with a webinar on improving effectiveness as a database developer.
Steph will also be heading to Belgium for ‘The Grand Prix of Data’, Data Minds Connect 2021 in October and we will bring lots of updates on our interactions with EIT Manufacturing.