Future of Work

Future of Work

Join the biggest virtual conference about remote work and learn how to build, manage and grow remote teams and companies.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

RECRUITING & ONBOARDING

Getting remote workers can be tricky. You will find many but, you will have to pick out the weeds. Learn to differentiate, attract and retain, the best remote talent.

COMMUNICATION & COORDINATION

You are one bad line away from turning your dream team into a mean team. Learn how to bring your A-game to keep your teams happy, engaged and productive.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

It’s all about change and improvement but, you first need to know where to start. Find out when, where and how to make adjustments to upscale your distributed teams.

BENEFITS
& LEGAL

Creating the right policies and protecting your information are key to the longevity of your remote team. Learn to avoid legal bumps on the road and to build a fair rule-book.

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MOBILE VERSION

SPEAKERS

We bring big names and even bigger ideas. See the first confirmed speakers for the Future of Work track.

Claire Lew
CEO, Know Your Team
Github

Darcy Peters
Customer Engagement Lead, Buffer
Github

Frank Weishaupt
CEO, Owl Labs
Github

Jeffrey Martin
Workplace Strategist, Wellsfargo
Github

Sacha Connor
Founder & Lead Consultant, Virtual Work Insider
Github

Peter Komornik
CEO, Slido
Github

Hassan Osman
PMO Area Leader & Author, Cisco Systems
Github

Shipra Kayan
Independent UX Strategist
Github

Matthew Mottola
Building the Future of Work, Microsoft
Github

Jon Younger
HR Thought Leader, Agile Talent Collaborative
Github

John Healy
Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Services
Github

SPEAKERS

We bring big names and even bigger ideas. See the first confirmed speakers for the Future of Work track.

Claire Lew
CEO
Know Your Team

Darcy Peters
Customer Engagement Lead
Buffer

Frank Weishaupt
CEO
Owl Labs

Jeffrey Martin
Workplace Strategist
Wellsfargo

Hassan Osman
PMO Area Leader & Author
Cisco Systems

Matthew Mottola
Building the Future of Work
Microsoft

Peter Komornik
Co-Founder and CEO
Slido

Sacha Connor
Founder & Lead Consultant
Virtual Work Insider

Shipra Kayan
UX Strategist

John Healy
Vice President and Managing Director
Kelly Services

Jon Younger
HR Thought Leader
Agile Talent Collaborative

Shane Pearlman
CEO
Modern Tribe Inc

Steli Efti
Co-Founder and CEO
Close

Rebecca Corliss
VP Marketing
Owl Labs

Ken Weary
VP of Operations
Hotjar

Casey Carr-Jones
Director & Head of People Operations
Remote Year

Brittnee Bond
Founder
Bond Works

Agenda

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John Healy: Why Consumer Demands are Driving the Remote Work revolution?

John Healy, V.P & Managing Director at Kelly Services

Thanks to top brands, consumers now demand the same hyper-personalized, flexible, and collaborative experiences from their work environments that they’ve gotten from their increasingly mobile and fluid lives. So how can organizations cater to a more ‘fluid’ workforce as they prepare for an increasingly remote U.S. workforce? The answer lies in the opportunities for businesses to understand how and why talent wants to engage.

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Jeremy Scrivens: Remote working starts with who and why, not what or how

Jeremy Scrivens Director at The Emotional Economy at Work

We live at a time where the new digital and social tech provides us with the scope to engage people to collaborate at scale to serve customers and humanity. But currently, only 13 % of the global workforce is engaged with their work. These fortunate few are engaged from who they are, their natural strengths, and their personal #why, their life-work purpose. The remote working debate provides a trigger for leaders to delve deeper into who people really are. These leaders engage people in a co-creative around the design of a future of work experience which connects and aligns the personal why of every person, thereby bringing more strengths into play to do more with more.

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Brittnee Bond: Securing an internal buy-in for remote work

Brittnee Bond Founder at Bond Works

Brittnee Bond has been traveling the world and working remotely for 4 years (she’s at +40 countries). She worked in corporate law for 6 years, the last office being across the street from Grand Central Station in New York City. Now, through her Bond Works company, Brittnee helps companies become more collaborative in their culture and more efficient in their systems. She’s experienced all facets of starting and managing businesses around the world and has successfully navigated the challenges so businesses don’t have to.

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Jon Younger: Freelance revolution and the future of work

Jon Younger Independent Consultant at Agile Talent Collaborative

The freelance revolution is growing, deepening, innovating work transformation, and creating economic opportunity in so many ways. As organizations around the world embrace the flexible, blended workforce, new career possibilities are being created. This is especially the case for remote work and professionals working remotely. I’ve written about how rural economic development, the rebirth of legacy cities, and increased economic opportunity for refugees are being created by new work tech. In this presentation, I’ll review these emerging and important trends, and the positive impact they are having.

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Mark Bosma: Deciding whether remote work is right for your company

Mark Bosma VP of Sales at Toptal

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Atlassian: Designing remote work policies for your organization. A road from the first draft to implementation.

Nicki Bellington & Anna Lewis from Atlassian

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Jane Hodgen: Enhancing diversity & inclusion with remote work

Jane Hodgen Head Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Development – Asia Pacific at Tata Consultancy Services

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Frank Weishaupt: We're F*@%ing up the Future of Work Before it Even Gets Here

Frank Weishaupt CEO at Owl Labs

From hologram conference calls to virtualized desktop environments, talk of the “future of work” is everywhere, yet these discussions always focus on the flashiest new tech or impractical perks— instead of what actually matters: people. Frank Weishaupt will share how to identify when businesses are focused on the wrong things and what to do about it. Attendees will walk away knowing how to improve employees quality of life using practical solutions, such as remote work policies, better communication technology, affordable healthcare, and proper maternity leave.

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Sacha Connor: Toolkit for remote managers

Sacha Connor Founder at Virtual Work Insider

Managing remote employees is a new experience for many of even the most seasoned managers, and it can be difficult if they haven’t been taught this unique skillset. This session will identify the areas to address for a successful remote reporting relationship and attendees will leave with concrete action steps to take at their next one-on-one meeting. Remote managers should consider attending with their remote direct reports, to open the lines of communication about what each person needs to be successful.

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Claire Lew: The biggest mistakes remote managers make

Claire Lew CEO at Know Your Team

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Team, a software tool that helps managers become better leaders. Her company, Know Your Team, has helped over 15,000 people in 25 countries at companies like Airbnb and Kickstarter. Know Your Team also runs a online leadership community called The Watercooler with 1,000+ leaders and thousands of conversations on hiring, firing, business growth and more. Claire’s mission in life is to help people become happier at work. She speaks internationally on how to create more open, honest workplace environments, and has been published in Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Inc, Fortune, among others. Claire is also an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at her alma mater, Northwestern University.

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Andreas Klinger: Engineering Management

Andreas Klinger Head of Remote at AngelList

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Panel: A new generation of managers is reshaping how we work
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Ken Weary: Accountability in remote companies

Ken Weary VP of Operations at Hot Jar

Ken is the VP of Operations for Hotjar, a European based start-up with over 75 remote team members globally distributed. He is also a digital nomad and has been traveling the globe with his family for nearly 5 years.

Prior to his travels, Ken held leadership positions in traditional corporate environments where he gained great experience but was tied to his desk. He relishes life “outside the cube”.

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Peter Komornik: All-hands meetings as an essential tool for building trust across your remote team

Peter Komornik CEO & Co-founder at Slido

Today’s workforce is increasingly distributed across geographic locations and time zones, which can lead to people feeling left out of the loop and without the same sense of belonging as the rest of the organization. During the live Q&A session with Peter, Founder and CEO of Slido, you’ll hear practical tips on how to leverage all-hands meetings as your no. 1 tool to build and nourish trust with and among your remote employees.

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Steli Efti: Managing your sales & marketing with a fully distributed team

Steli Efti CEO at Close.io

Steli Efti is the CEO and co-founder of Close, an inside sales CRM for startups and SMBs. He’s known as Silicon Valley’s most prominent sales leader and has advised hundreds of startups on growing their sales teams successfully. He has written over 9 books about startup sales and is an active investor & advisor to many high growth companies.

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Shane Pearlman: Successful rhythms for high performing distributed teams

Shane Pearlman CEO at Modern Tribe

The rules are the same. Treat people well. Expect great things from them. Be human. The details though, they make all the difference. Managing the nuances of engagement and productivity with a couple thousand miles between you and your team is both science and art. My name is Shane. I have been running a fully distributed team of 100+ North American creatives for the last 15 years. Our success has come from a cohesive set of technical and cultural systems: the right people, the right environment and the right tools.

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Rebecca Corliss: Stop Fighting It: How to Support Successful Remote and Hybrid Teams

Rebecca Corliss VP Marketing at Owl Labs

The workplace is evolving at a rapid clip, and it’s now a necessity to accept individual working style — whether that be preferred hours, communication technology, or work location. In fact, today over half the US population works remotely at least once a week. To ignore this trend is a corporate death sentence. Even the most reluctant companies will walk away from this talk knowing how to motivate, measure, and foster speed and creativity across a hybrid team working from anywhere.

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Panel: Investing in remote startups
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Matthew Mottola: Making freelance work at scale

Matthew Mottola PM Future of Work & On-Demand Talent Platforms at Microsoft

Matthew R. Mottola builds the Future of Work. At Microsoft, he leads the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit, a solution for enterprises to launch, execute, and scale their freelance program. At Georgia Tech, he guest lectures and helps develop their entrepreneurship curriculum. At Universities, he speaks and advises on how to prepare students for the “future” of work. He is the author of university-level textbook StartUp not StartDown.
Before Microsoft, Matthew was a freelancer, built a freelance platform that connected students to small businesses, and launched a signature go-to market offering for one of the fastest growing players powering the Gig-Economy.

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Hiten Shah: 5 keys to scaling your remote team

Hiten Shah Co-founder at FYI, Product Habits and Crazy Egg

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Jeffrey Martin: Building a proper remote workplace culture

Jeffrey Martin Workplace Change Management at Wells Fargo

Working remote can provide employees the freedom to choose where, when and how work is conducted. Although remote work has many benefits to both the employee and employer, this type of work style is challenged from time to time. This session will provide insight into how you can provide a positive experience for both yourself and your team

null
Hassan Osman: Goal setting in a remote environment

Hassan Osman PMO Manager at Cisco

The presentation would start out by focusing on the reasons why goals don’t get accomplished, including a lack of a defined process and ineffective communication. Then, I’ll focus on the SMART model of goal setting and why those 5 elements are important in a remote environment (including why it’s critical to put things in writing for the team). And then finally, we’ll discuss how to take those goals and break them down into tasks using a simple framework.

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Shipra Kayan: Remote Ideation: Yes you can!

Shipra Kayan Remote Collaboration Facilitator

How many times have you been in a “brainstorming” session where only two people are engaged, and the rest of the folks in the “room” are twiddling on their phones? In this talk, I will give you my top 5 methods for facilitating a creative and engaging ideation sessions.

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Darcy Peters: Ensuring better customer experience with distributed teams

Darcy Peters Customer Advocacy Lead at Buffer

Serving customers in a unified way can seem like a challenging task when you’re not even in the same room – or even country – as your fellow team members. In this keynote, we’ll chat through tips and strategies that will allow us to hit that challenge head-on, and even use it to our benefit.

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Talking with your B2B clients about remote work & distributed teams and making it your advantage
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Case Study: Reducing costs with remote work
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Mark van der Heijden: Making remote work a part of your brand

Mark van der Heijden CEO at Wanderbrief

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Maksymilian Majer & Tor Daneshmand: Remote work hunger games: where to find the top skilled developers?

Maksymilian Majer, CEO at IT Craftship and Tor Daneshmand, CEO & Co-founder at First Engineers

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Nadia Harris-Kosior: What makes a remote worker successful? Skills you should be looking for.

Nadia Harris-Kosior, Expansion Manager at TalentPlace

Remote work is currently on the upswing. Let’s find out how to ensure a great telecommuting experience by hiring the right people to flourish your business.

As a part of my keynote, I will explore the following 3 burning questions:
What motivates people to work remotely?
How to evaluate the potential in candidates?
What are the crucial qualities of a perfect remote employee?

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Marit Martin: Adding gamification in the remote recruitment process. Good case practice from Toggl.

Marit Martin, CEO at Hundred5

Businesses spend so much time and effort driving people to their job ads, but once they get there, we scare them away with long forms and resume upload. It’s madly ineffective.

Instead, Toggl uses gamification to capture and qualify candidates. They regularly drive 5K traffic per job and convert 2K into applicants.

Here are the things I will explore in detail throughout my keynote:

  • 75% of all employees are open to a new job, but hard to capture.
  • We’ve made it too complex for people to apply for a job.
  • Fun, worthwhile and rewarding application experience turns passive job-seekers into applicants.
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Will Fan, Lior Zehster & Casey Carr Jones: Dos and Don’ts of onboarding a remote employee.

Will Fan, CEO & Co-founder at New Campus
Lior Zehtser, Partner at ConnectCPA
Casey Carr Jones, Director & Head of People Operations at Remote Year

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Ricardo Fernandez: How to retain company culture across borders & time zones?

Ricardo Fernandez, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Prodigy Finance Prodigy Finance

Ricardo has been working remotely for 7 years in which he has managed a team of up to 30 people, from 10 nationalities, based in 4 continents and 6 different time zones. Maintaining Company culture in remote work culture is fundamental in any startup, growth Company or corporate Company. I will share my successes and failures from the last few years scaling a Company from 25 to 200 employees in a remote environment and 10 different cultures.

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Darcy Boles: Digital water coolers. How to set them up, why you need them?

Darcy Boles, Head of Employee Experience at TaxJar

Darcy Boles is Head of Employee Experience at TaxJar, a fully distributed company with over 75 employees. Darcy is incredibly passionate about remote work and building an engaged team within a completely remote environment. Her focus spans from remote onboarding, creative team building, remote HR practices, to organizing TaxJar’s twice a year in person offsites (which she believes are essential to the success of a remote team). She loves to travel and work in locations from treehouses to her car-top tent! Her home base is in Lake Tahoe, CA where she resides with her golden retriever, Blanche.

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Kavi Guppta: Employee Engagement in a Remote Workforce.

Kavi Guppta, Content & Community Management at Strategyzer

What: Employee engagement means keeping a pulse on your organization beyond surveys and performance reviews. It’s a challenge with remote workers spread out across the world — they require frequent feedback and frequent follow-ups. In this talk, Kavi Guppta will highlight experiments he has run — from company calls to surveys to coaching programs — that engage the team throughout the year and help improve productivity and collaboration.

Why: High employee engagement–through various techniques–helps your team flag challenges and concerns well before they become a problem.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ongoing techniques to keep your team engaged week-to-week; month-to-month; quarter-to-quarter.
  • How to design company calls for productive conversations.
  • How to design feedback loops that actually result in follow-ups and improvements in your culture.
  • Tools and certified processes available to remote makers that can be implemented with your own team.
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Amy Anger: How to prepare and develop your Baby Boomers for a remote work setting?

Amy Anger, Owner and Founder at Atrip Consulting, LLC

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Liam Martin, Mike Gutman &Sara Rosso: Tracking hours or results?

Liam Martin, Co-founder &CMO at Time Doctor
Mike Gutman, Director of Marketing at FlexJobs
Sara Rosso, Director of Marketing at Automattic

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Rosette Obedoza: Coaching as a tool for the development of your remote employees

Rosette Obedoza Manager, Chapter Admin Community at Enterpreneurs’ Organization

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Tara Vasdani: Employee benefit program for remote employees.

Tara Vasdani, The Remote Expert

Tara Vasdani is a Canadian Lawyer most recently working in association with Emma Heuston at The Remote Expert. Tara was recognized globally in January 2018 as the first international lawyer to serve a Statement of Claim using Instagram. Since then, she has been nominated as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2018 and has been featured in major media outlets around the globe. Today, Tara is practicing Civil Litigation in Toronto, Ontario with a passion for remote work and remote laws. Tara is championing the transition into a remote future by assisting employers and employees across Canada in bringing their employment agreements, policies and corporate documents up to legal speed.

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Emma Heuston: Workplace flexibility and parental leave.

Emma Heuston, Founder at The Remote Expert

Join Emma Heuston to unpack workplace flexibility and parental leave as it applies to remote workers. Emma will explain the difference between Government laws (which vary from country to country) and employer’s choosing to set workplace policies around this issue.

Day 1 - Remote Makers
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John Healy: Why Consumer Demands are Driving the Remote Work revolution?

John Healy, V.P & Managing Director at Kelly Services

Thanks to top brands, consumers now demand the same hyper-personalized, flexible, and collaborative experiences from their work environments that they’ve gotten from their increasingly mobile and fluid lives. So how can organizations cater to a more ‘fluid’ workforce as they prepare for an increasingly remote U.S. workforce? The answer lies in the opportunities for businesses to understand how and why talent wants to engage.

null
Jeremy Scrivens: Remote working starts with who and why, not what or how

Jeremy Scrivens Director at The Emotional Economy at Work

We live at a time where the new digital and social tech provides us with the scope to engage people to collaborate at scale to serve customers and humanity. But currently, only 13 % of the global workforce is engaged with their work. These fortunate few are engaged from who they are, their natural strengths, and their personal #why, their life-work purpose. The remote working debate provides a trigger for leaders to delve deeper into who people really are. These leaders engage people in a co-creative around the design of a future of work experience which connects and aligns the personal why of every person, thereby bringing more strengths into play to do more with more.

null
Brittnee Bond: Securing an internal buy-in for remote work

Brittnee Bond Founder at Bond Works

Brittnee Bond has been traveling the world and working remotely for 4 years (she’s at +40 countries). She worked in corporate law for 6 years, the last office being across the street from Grand Central Station in New York City. Now, through her Bond Works company, Brittnee helps companies become more collaborative in their culture and more efficient in their systems. She’s experienced all facets of starting and managing businesses around the world and has successfully navigated the challenges so businesses don’t have to.

null
Jon Younger: Freelance revolution and the future of work

Jon Younger Independent Consultant at Agile Talent Collaborative

The freelance revolution is growing, deepening, innovating work transformation, and creating economic opportunity in so many ways. As organizations around the world embrace the flexible, blended workforce, new career possibilities are being created. This is especially the case for remote work and professionals working remotely. I’ve written about how rural economic development, the rebirth of legacy cities, and increased economic opportunity for refugees are being created by new work tech. In this presentation, I’ll review these emerging and important trends, and the positive impact they are having.

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Mark Bosma: Deciding whether remote work is right for your company

Mark Bosma VP of Sales at Toptal

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Atlassian: Designing remote work policies for your organization. A road from the first draft to implementation.

Nicki Bellington & Anna Lewis from Atlassian

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Jane Hodgen: Enhancing diversity & inclusion with remote work

Jane Hodgen Head Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Development – Asia Pacific at Tata Consultancy Services

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Frank Weishaupt: We're F*@%ing up the Future of Work Before it Even Gets Here

Frank Weishaupt CEO at Owl Labs

From hologram conference calls to virtualized desktop environments, talk of the “future of work” is everywhere, yet these discussions always focus on the flashiest new tech or impractical perks— instead of what actually matters: people. Frank Weishaupt will share how to identify when businesses are focused on the wrong things and what to do about it. Attendees will walk away knowing how to improve employees quality of life using practical solutions, such as remote work policies, better communication technology, affordable healthcare, and proper maternity leave.

null
Sacha Connor: Toolkit for remote managers

Sacha Connor Founder at Virtual Work Insider

Managing remote employees is a new experience for many of even the most seasoned managers, and it can be difficult if they haven’t been taught this unique skillset. This session will identify the areas to address for a successful remote reporting relationship and attendees will leave with concrete action steps to take at their next one-on-one meeting. Remote managers should consider attending with their remote direct reports, to open the lines of communication about what each person needs to be successful.

null
Claire Lew: The biggest mistakes remote managers make

Claire Lew CEO at Know Your Team

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Team, a software tool that helps managers become better leaders. Her company, Know Your Team, has helped over 15,000 people in 25 countries at companies like Airbnb and Kickstarter. Know Your Team also runs a online leadership community called The Watercooler with 1,000+ leaders and thousands of conversations on hiring, firing, business growth and more. Claire’s mission in life is to help people become happier at work. She speaks internationally on how to create more open, honest workplace environments, and has been published in Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Inc, Fortune, among others. Claire is also an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at her alma mater, Northwestern University.

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Andreas Klinger: Engineering Management

Andreas Klinger Head of Remote at AngelList

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Panel: A new generation of managers is reshaping how we work
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Ken Weary: Accountability in remote companies

Ken Weary VP of Operations at Hot Jar

Ken is the VP of Operations for Hotjar, a European based start-up with over 75 remote team members globally distributed. He is also a digital nomad and has been traveling the globe with his family for nearly 5 years.

Prior to his travels, Ken held leadership positions in traditional corporate environments where he gained great experience but was tied to his desk. He relishes life “outside the cube”.

null
Peter Komornik: All-hands meetings as an essential tool for building trust across your remote team

Peter Komornik CEO & Co-founder at Slido

Today’s workforce is increasingly distributed across geographic locations and time zones, which can lead to people feeling left out of the loop and without the same sense of belonging as the rest of the organization. During the live Q&A session with Peter, Founder and CEO of Slido, you’ll hear practical tips on how to leverage all-hands meetings as your no. 1 tool to build and nourish trust with and among your remote employees.

null
Steli Efti: Managing your sales & marketing with a fully distributed team

Steli Efti CEO at Close.io

Steli Efti is the CEO and co-founder of Close, an inside sales CRM for startups and SMBs. He’s known as Silicon Valley’s most prominent sales leader and has advised hundreds of startups on growing their sales teams successfully. He has written over 9 books about startup sales and is an active investor & advisor to many high growth companies.

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Shane Pearlman: Successful rhythms for high performing distributed teams

Shane Pearlman CEO at Modern Tribe

The rules are the same. Treat people well. Expect great things from them. Be human. The details though, they make all the difference. Managing the nuances of engagement and productivity with a couple thousand miles between you and your team is both science and art. My name is Shane. I have been running a fully distributed team of 100+ North American creatives for the last 15 years. Our success has come from a cohesive set of technical and cultural systems: the right people, the right environment and the right tools.

null
Rebecca Corliss: Stop Fighting It: How to Support Successful Remote and Hybrid Teams

Rebecca Corliss VP Marketing at Owl Labs

The workplace is evolving at a rapid clip, and it’s now a necessity to accept individual working style — whether that be preferred hours, communication technology, or work location. In fact, today over half the US population works remotely at least once a week. To ignore this trend is a corporate death sentence. Even the most reluctant companies will walk away from this talk knowing how to motivate, measure, and foster speed and creativity across a hybrid team working from anywhere.

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Panel: Investing in remote startups
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Matthew Mottola: Making freelance work at scale

Matthew Mottola PM Future of Work & On-Demand Talent Platforms at Microsoft

Matthew R. Mottola builds the Future of Work. At Microsoft, he leads the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit, a solution for enterprises to launch, execute, and scale their freelance program. At Georgia Tech, he guest lectures and helps develop their entrepreneurship curriculum. At Universities, he speaks and advises on how to prepare students for the “future” of work. He is the author of university-level textbook StartUp not StartDown.
Before Microsoft, Matthew was a freelancer, built a freelance platform that connected students to small businesses, and launched a signature go-to market offering for one of the fastest growing players powering the Gig-Economy.

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Hiten Shah: 5 keys to scaling your remote team

Hiten Shah Co-founder at FYI, Product Habits and Crazy Egg

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Jeffrey Martin: Building a proper remote workplace culture

Jeffrey Martin Workplace Change Management at Wells Fargo

Working remote can provide employees the freedom to choose where, when and how work is conducted. Although remote work has many benefits to both the employee and employer, this type of work style is challenged from time to time. This session will provide insight into how you can provide a positive experience for both yourself and your team

null
Hassan Osman: Goal setting in a remote environment

Hassan Osman PMO Manager at Cisco

The presentation would start out by focusing on the reasons why goals don’t get accomplished, including a lack of a defined process and ineffective communication. Then, I’ll focus on the SMART model of goal setting and why those 5 elements are important in a remote environment (including why it’s critical to put things in writing for the team). And then finally, we’ll discuss how to take those goals and break them down into tasks using a simple framework.

null
Shipra Kayan: Remote Ideation: Yes you can!

Shipra Kayan Remote Collaboration Facilitator

How many times have you been in a “brainstorming” session where only two people are engaged, and the rest of the folks in the “room” are twiddling on their phones? In this talk, I will give you my top 5 methods for facilitating a creative and engaging ideation sessions.

null
Darcy Peters: Ensuring better customer experience with distributed teams

Darcy Peters Customer Advocacy Lead at Buffer

Serving customers in a unified way can seem like a challenging task when you’re not even in the same room – or even country – as your fellow team members. In this keynote, we’ll chat through tips and strategies that will allow us to hit that challenge head-on, and even use it to our benefit.

null
Talking with your B2B clients about remote work & distributed teams and making it your advantage
null
Case Study: Reducing costs with remote work
null
Mark van der Heijden: Making remote work a part of your brand

Mark van der Heijden CEO at Wanderbrief

Day 2 - Future of Work
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Maksymilian Majer & Tor Daneshmand: Remote work hunger games: where to find the top skilled developers?

Maksymilian Majer, CEO at IT Craftship and Tor Daneshmand, CEO & Co-founder at First Engineers

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Nadia Harris-Kosior: What makes a remote worker successful? Skills you should be looking for.

Nadia Harris-Kosior, Expansion Manager at TalentPlace

Remote work is currently on the upswing. Let’s find out how to ensure a great telecommuting experience by hiring the right people to flourish your business.

As a part of my keynote, I will explore the following 3 burning questions:
What motivates people to work remotely?
How to evaluate the potential in candidates?
What are the crucial qualities of a perfect remote employee?

null
Marit Martin: Adding gamification in the remote recruitment process. Good case practice from Toggl.

Marit Martin, CEO at Hundred5

Businesses spend so much time and effort driving people to their job ads, but once they get there, we scare them away with long forms and resume upload. It’s madly ineffective.

Instead, Toggl uses gamification to capture and qualify candidates. They regularly drive 5K traffic per job and convert 2K into applicants.

Here are the things I will explore in detail throughout my keynote:

  • 75% of all employees are open to a new job, but hard to capture.
  • We’ve made it too complex for people to apply for a job.
  • Fun, worthwhile and rewarding application experience turns passive job-seekers into applicants.
null
Will Fan, Lior Zehster & Casey Carr Jones: Dos and Don’ts of onboarding a remote employee.

Will Fan, CEO & Co-founder at New Campus
Lior Zehtser, Partner at ConnectCPA
Casey Carr Jones, Director & Head of People Operations at Remote Year

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Ricardo Fernandez: How to retain company culture across borders & time zones?

Ricardo Fernandez, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Prodigy Finance Prodigy Finance

Ricardo has been working remotely for 7 years in which he has managed a team of up to 30 people, from 10 nationalities, based in 4 continents and 6 different time zones. Maintaining Company culture in remote work culture is fundamental in any startup, growth Company or corporate Company. I will share my successes and failures from the last few years scaling a Company from 25 to 200 employees in a remote environment and 10 different cultures.

null
Darcy Boles: Digital water coolers. How to set them up, why you need them?

Darcy Boles, Head of Employee Experience at TaxJar

Darcy Boles is Head of Employee Experience at TaxJar, a fully distributed company with over 75 employees. Darcy is incredibly passionate about remote work and building an engaged team within a completely remote environment. Her focus spans from remote onboarding, creative team building, remote HR practices, to organizing TaxJar’s twice a year in person offsites (which she believes are essential to the success of a remote team). She loves to travel and work in locations from treehouses to her car-top tent! Her home base is in Lake Tahoe, CA where she resides with her golden retriever, Blanche.

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Kavi Guppta: Employee Engagement in a Remote Workforce.

Kavi Guppta, Content & Community Management at Strategyzer

What: Employee engagement means keeping a pulse on your organization beyond surveys and performance reviews. It’s a challenge with remote workers spread out across the world — they require frequent feedback and frequent follow-ups. In this talk, Kavi Guppta will highlight experiments he has run — from company calls to surveys to coaching programs — that engage the team throughout the year and help improve productivity and collaboration.

Why: High employee engagement–through various techniques–helps your team flag challenges and concerns well before they become a problem.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ongoing techniques to keep your team engaged week-to-week; month-to-month; quarter-to-quarter.
  • How to design company calls for productive conversations.
  • How to design feedback loops that actually result in follow-ups and improvements in your culture.
  • Tools and certified processes available to remote makers that can be implemented with your own team.
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Amy Anger: How to prepare and develop your Baby Boomers for a remote work setting?

Amy Anger, Owner and Founder at Atrip Consulting, LLC

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Liam Martin, Mike Gutman &Sara Rosso: Tracking hours or results?

Liam Martin, Co-founder &CMO at Time Doctor
Mike Gutman, Director of Marketing at FlexJobs
Sara Rosso, Director of Marketing at Automattic

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Rosette Obedoza: Coaching as a tool for the development of your remote employees

Rosette Obedoza Manager, Chapter Admin Community at Enterpreneurs’ Organization

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Tara Vasdani: Employee benefit program for remote employees.

Tara Vasdani, The Remote Expert

Tara Vasdani is a Canadian Lawyer most recently working in association with Emma Heuston at The Remote Expert. Tara was recognized globally in January 2018 as the first international lawyer to serve a Statement of Claim using Instagram. Since then, she has been nominated as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2018 and has been featured in major media outlets around the globe. Today, Tara is practicing Civil Litigation in Toronto, Ontario with a passion for remote work and remote laws. Tara is championing the transition into a remote future by assisting employers and employees across Canada in bringing their employment agreements, policies and corporate documents up to legal speed.

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Emma Heuston: Workplace flexibility and parental leave.

Emma Heuston, Founder at The Remote Expert

Join Emma Heuston to unpack workplace flexibility and parental leave as it applies to remote workers. Emma will explain the difference between Government laws (which vary from country to country) and employer’s choosing to set workplace policies around this issue.

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