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First-ever Digital Festival Hounslow kicks off on Monday

Hounslow Council is delighted to launch the first-ever “Digital Festival Hounslow” which kicks off on Monday

Published: Friday, 30th October 2020

Image of are Cllr Grewal, Cabinet Member for Customer Services & Corporate Performance and Mark Lumley, who is London Borough of Hounslow’s Director of Digital & IT.

Digital Festival Hounslow brings you the biggest names in tech such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google, as experts from these global giants take to the virtual stage to deliver seminars and workshops, in a jam-packed schedule which runs right across the month of November. 

Over four weeks, a total of 40 sessions will be live streamed, focusing on a mix of digital, IT and wellbeing, as well as how to get your dream job.  

Events will range from improving your employment skills to Building Bots, Stress Busting and how we use data to support our community. 

One unique session will explore how data from bicycle lights has helped inform cycle paths while you can learn how digital is helping to keep people living independently at home.

More talks will focus on the value of prototyping, social prescribing and wellbeing using Microsoft Teams, while other sessions will look at how to motivate colleagues while working remotely.  

You can also find out what’s happening with digital inclusion in the borough and discover how to become a Digital Ambassador in work and in your community, or for your family. 

Best of all? The festival is free! And all you need to do is grab your laptop and headphones and tune in!  

Cllr Grewal, Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Corporate Performance said: “We are delighted to be hosting Digital Festival Hounslow. It will provide an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people - all in a safe way as the festival is being held virtually.  

“The sessions are extremely informative – some will give insights into different aspects of mental health, while others will focus on practical skills which will be useful if you are looking for a job or want to upskill.  

“Digital Festival Hounslow also allows the Council to share the exciting digital journey we’re on with the community. Hounslow has a high proportion of wards which are amongst the most digitally excluded in England and the Council is on a mission to change this. We are pursuing policies which will ensure all residents have basic digital skills, access to good broadband and the device they need to use online services confidently and securely. A Digital Strategy was agreed by Hounslow Council’s Cabinet in March and this festival brings that strategy to life. 

“The festival will shine a light on the opportunities available to all of us to create digital change which will benefit not just ourselves but our family, neighbours, friends and the wider community.” 

The festival kicks off on Monday 2 November and is open to all those who register.  

Sign up for events in Week 1 and Week 2

Keep a close eye on this page as more acts are announced for later in the month.  

You can keep up to date with the Hounslow Digital work 

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