EDF Energy is proud to support such a varied programme of exciting and thought-provoking events throughout September through its partnership of the Brighton Digital Festival.

In line with keeping customers at the heart of everything we do, and making energy easy for them, EDF Energy is once again sponsoring the Brighton Digital Festival, one of the largest and fastest-growing digital festivals in Europe. With over 130 events on this year between 1-30 September, spanning technology, art, business, education and culture, the festival is set to beat last year’s target of attracting more than 160,000 people.

Being premier sponsor of the Brighton Digital Festival provides a great opportunity for EDF Energy to extend its strong links with the city’s digital community and forge new ones.  It also gives us an opportunity to become a more digitally focused company by exploring ways in which we can enhance our services by introducing innovative approaches to business challenges.

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How can you get involved?

Alongside the external events and following great feedback from last year’s attendees, we will be running digitally focused internal lunch and learn sessions at our Hove and Three Bridges offices. This is an opportunity to learn what EDF Energy is doing in the digital space as well as attend talks by some of the agencies we work with.

We're also running a volunteer programme, you'll receive a T-shirt and closer to the festival kicking off we will contact you to confirm which event you’ve been assigned to and provide necessary volunteer training. Volunteering takes place outside of work hours and you will need to pay for your own travel expenses to and from Brighton and Hove.

 

Our internal events

5 – 9 September

Monster design task
with James Garside

Unlock your creativity from within ­– get involved with solution forming from a wider or completely different perspective all together! 

When: 6/9/2016
Time: 12.30 - 13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

Blue Lab Connected Homes
with Roberto Hortal

Smart meters and devices are already with us. So how will we give our customers even greater control of the energy they use at home? Where we are at present in the connected home and what the futrue will hold

When : 7/9/2016
Time : 12.30 - 13.30
Where: Training room 9 (Hove)

Getting pictures that pop! #nofilter
with Mike Lamper

Want more likes on Facebook? Missing the “Wow” when people look at your holiday shots?  Want to stop taking snaps and start taking photos?

 

When: 8/9/2016
Time: 12.30 -13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

Monster design task
with James Garside

Unlock your creativity from within ­– get involved with solution forming from a wider or completely different perspective all together! 

 

When: 8/9/2016
Time: 12.30 - 13.30
Where: 02 - Combined Rooms 201 and 202 (Atlantic House)

12 – 16 September

How to engage householders in retrofitting
with Christopher Weeks

The Power Law of Engagement. Knowing the drivers and barriers. In this talk we will explore how to engage householders into retrofitting their properties with energy efficiency measures. We will look at the drivers and barriers to retrofitting, and I will introduce a framework called the power law of engagement.

When:13/9/2016
Time: 12.30 -13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

R&D Digital Innovation 404: Team not found tour
with the R&D Digital Innovation Team

Have you heard of the Digital Innovation Team? If not, come join us for a 1 hour tour of our recent work. We will show you the work we’ve done with Google Glass, bots, augmented reality, data visualisation and Hololens (if it works).

When: 14/9/2016
Time: 12.30-13.30
Where: The Blue Lab

 

Mind the gap with Jon Dixon from Bunnyfoot

The key to a great customer experiences is to create something that works the way customers think it should work. That’s been the principle of usability and user experience since their very beginnings.

But exceptional customer experiences go further. They give customers exactly what they need before they know they need it, something wonderful that they don’t even know they want. These experiences are often called ‘delighters’; and can move your customers from merely satisfied consumers to passionate, involved brand advocates.

But how do we find out what these experiences might be? How do we close the gap between what we can find out by watching or talking to our customers and the unknown, seemingly inaccessible, unconscious needs and drivers we need to satisfy?

When: 16/9/2016
Time: 12.30 - 13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

19 – 23 September

Monitoring and data treatment-Beyond the standard and billing with Jean Michel Daignan

Talk about the different technologies that can be used to monitor a home (outside of standard IOT), the ways these technologies can be put in place, and why they’re interesting for us.This talk will include a part on the techniques used to analyse the data collected (like electrical consumption) to go beyond simple visualisations.

When: 19/9/2016
Time: 12.30-13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

The rise of the bots with Alex Nicol

Alex Nicol will introduce the work that has been done by the R&D Digital Innovation team around the use of bots across the business. The talk includes an overview of the different technologies and platforms available to create bots, as well as some examples we’ve developed using SMS, Slack and Facebook Messenger.

When: 20/9/2016
Time: 12.30 -13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

Digital MTP 2017 with Dian Taylor

Want to find out what is instore for our digital platforms in 2017? Come along and find out what exciting changes we have planned. 

When: 21/9/2016
Time: 12.30 -13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

Principles of an Online Journey
with Helen Brough

Looking to develop or enhance an online customer journey? Come along to this session to learn what should be considered and see how these principles have been included in our latest digital journey, Homemove. 

When: 22/9/2016
Time: 12.30-13.30
Where: Training room 9 (Hove)

26 – 30 September

Optimising the Customer Experience with Econsultancy

In today’s Digital World:look at the trends, challenges and opportunities

When: 26/9/2016
Time: 12.15-13.15
Where: 02 - Combined Rooms 201 and 202 (Atlantic House) 

Decentralising the energy market
with Jordan Murkin

With recent advances in household-level electricity generation technology and the rise of distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain, it is now possible for a new type of market based on peer-to-peer electricity trading between households to emerge. This talk will give an introduction to blockchain, how it works, and how it can be used to create an open peer-to-peer electricity market.

When: 26/9/2016
Time: 14.00 - 15.00
Where- Training Room 9 (Hove)

Bringing digital innovation to market
with Kim McEnery

Find out how we're bringing new innovative tools to our customers and how they'll help our customers engage with us.

When: 27/9/2016
Time: 12.30 -13.30
Where: Training Room 9 (Hove)

Importance of accessibility
with Ben Morton

The power of the Web is in its universatility. Access by everyone, regardless of ability is an essential aspect. This talk will cover an introduction to accessibility and why it's so important across all our digital estates.

When: 28/9/2016
Time: 12.30-13.30
Where: 02 - Combined Rooms 201 and 202  (Atlantic House)