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Digital Festival Hounslow

Banner reads: London Borough of Hounslow presents Digital Festival Hounslow

I hope you are keeping well and looking forward to the week ahead. I am delighted to announce that our first ever Digital Festival will launch on Monday 2 November.

While Glastonbury may have been cancelled this year, Digital Festival Hounslow is here to cure your winter blues through a socially distanced month of packed out festival fun.

Over four weeks the event will feature 40 sessions, with headline appearances from some of the biggest names in the digital world – including Microsoft, Amazon and Google. We’ve planned a diverse range of sessions, covering everything from new technology, enhancing your career and improving your wellbeing. 

Over the coming weeks we want everyone to get involved – including colleagues, teams and our residents. You can find out more about what’s on offer and how to sign up to the different events below.

Best wishes,

Mark Lumley
Director of Digital and IT

Daily wellness session (Monday - Friday every morning)

Join us from 8.30 am for our daily wellness session. These sessions will take place everyday, monday to friday, during the digital festival and will last for 30 minutes.

Join session

Meeting ID: 816 4030 8018

Passcode: 109836

Line up: week three (16 - 20 Nov)

Tuesday 17 Nov 

Accessibility (with Microsoft)

Time: 10 - 11am

Microsoft believes that accessibility is essential to delivering on our mission to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” However Microsoft's mission doesn’t begin and end with the products, it extends to the culture of our workplace and weaving accessibility into the fabric of our company—from hiring people with disabilities, to creating inclusive marketing, and awarding our Accessibility in Action digital badge.

Join the event 


Thursday 19 Nov

AI Business School (with Microsoft) 

Time: 2 - 3pm

Learn from real insights we’ve gleaned from Microsoft’s own transformation with AI.

  • Gain specific, practical knowledge to define and implement your AI strategy
  • Hear real-world recommendations on how to foster an AI-ready culture
  • Learn how to use AI responsibly and with confidence’

Join the event


Friday 20 Nov

Intelligent Bike Lights (with See.Sense)

Time: 10 - 10.30am

Found about how data from the see.sense lights can help gain access to unique stats on your rides, and also be able to receive low-battery notifications, crash & theft alerts. Your can also share anonymous insights about your ride that can help planners improve conditions for cycling.

Join the event

Line up: week four (23 -27 Nov)

Monday 23 November

Maximising the role of the Voluntary Sector

Time: 11am - 12 noon

The past eight months have highlighted for all of us how important digital is to our ability to support residents, but also the real barrier it can be to engagement. 

We're keen to support Hounslow’s VCSE organisations in how you can use digital and data in your work.  This one hour workshop as part of the Council’s Digital Festival aims to start this conversation, understanding what you need and how we can work together to achieve this.

Join the event 


Managing Your Home In The Digital Age (with Chimni)

Time: 2 - 3pm

A session helping you understand the information available online to help you manage your home, and a review of the new tools and services being launched by utilities, insurance companies, agents and local authorities that you may like to explore. 

Join the event 


Tuesday 24 November 

Alexa & Amazon Web Services (with Amazon)

Time: 10 - 10.30am

Join the event


Wednesday 25 November 

Employment and CV Writing (with LinkedIn and Microsoft)

Time: 10 - 11am

If you're looking for 

  • writing or updating your CV?
  • hints and Tips for Virtual interviews
  • how to set up a great LinkedIn profile when looking for work

Then is the session for you.

Join the event


Thursday 26 November

Health and Wellbeing (with Google)

Time: 11am - 12 noon

Finding it difficult to WFH?  Need some ideas about to WFH more effectively for your wellbeing?  This session has a great range of ideas and information.

Join the event


Friday 27 November 

Hounslow Digital Festival 2020 - closing event

Its time to say farewell to this years Digital Festival, reflections and highlights with Niall Bolger & Mark Lumley.

What happens next and what we will be planning for next year!

Time: 3 - 3.30pm

Join the event

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