22-24 April 2024 | Lisbon

Overcome the Challenges Large Organizations Face Transitioning to Flexible Work

Overcome the Unique Obstacles Large Organizations Face Transitioning To Flexible Work Strategies

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The Enterprise Academy is a first-of-a-kind peer learning event designed to help enterprise employers optimize the integration of their on-site, hybrid, and distributed work strategies. 

Whether you are struggling with leadership alignment, concerned about the impact of your new workplace model on key performance indicators, or facing challenges in the implementation of your chosen strategy, this full-day event promises to deliver value.

Taking place on Running Remote 2024 Conference Day 1 – 22nd April, 2024.


What makes this event unique is you

At the core of this gathering is the belief that open dialogue among kindred spirits, all grappling with similar challenges, is where the real value lies.

Leading the event are experienced veterans who understand from first-hand experience the complexities of launching, managing, and optimizing distributed work strategies at scale. 

They will showcase the latest insights into what’s working, what’s not, and what is just beginning to emerge as enterprise employers embrace this new world of work. 

What makes this event unique is you. It is not just a path to superior solutions, but also a catalyst for forging connections that will yield value well beyond the conclusion of this day. 


Who is attending?

Sacha Connor
CEO at Virtual Work Insider
Rosie Sargeant
Co-Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group
Kate North
Principal at Global Workplace Analytics​
Brian Elliott
Co-founder at Future Forum
Some participants
Dart Lidnsley
Strategic Advisor, People Experience at Google
Nathan Manuel
Global Director, People at PagerDuty
Olivia Millar
Adviser to the Division Chief at International Monetary Fund
Karine Mathieu
Digital Workplace Lead at Amadeus
Jozef Orgonas
Director, Employee Experience at Bloomreach
Mika Cross
Advisor and Workforce Transformation Strategist at U.S. Government
Ryan Anderson
VP of Global Research & Insights at MillerKnoll
Cara Brennan Allamano
Chief People Officer at Lattice
Justin Tomlin
Manager, Flexible Work Workplace Experience at NetApp
Corina Kolbe
Vice President Talent Success at Zillow
Agata Sala
Global Workplace Experience Manager at QAD
Kelly Johnston
Director of Product at Cloudflare
Albert Loyola
Future of Work & HR Technology Alliances Director at NTT DATA
Dethra Giles
Chief Human Resources Officer at ExecuPrep
& many more...

Focus points

Focus points

Harnessed through work flexibility consulting conducted at Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies

Workplace flexibility success

Practical approaches for organizations seeking to enhance their flexibility capabilities. How to assess your current flexibility landscape, design strategies that encompass all stakeholders, and implement effective action plans.

Transition success measurement

Demonstrating both quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring the impact of remote, hybrid, and in-office strategies on productivity, innovation, culture, engagement, and more.  Approaching change management with accountability.

Convincing top management

Insights and strategies to help you gain management buy-in for flexible work arrangements effectively. Real-world case studies on engaging in open communication with management, addressing their questions and concerns. 

Building digital-first connections

Dealing with the irreplaceability of in-person connection in a digital-first setting. How to cultivate employee happiness and consistent productivity.

Scaling & global expansion

Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on tax and legal issues, as well as the need for written policies, team agreements and understandings.

Optimizing the places and spaces of work

Discover how other enterprise companies are optimizing space, & creating alternative spaces. Get an understanding on how people will use the space, and how to measure its effectiveness.

What to expect

Educational content

Learn from leading experts, practioners and global consulting firms what works and what doesn’t in organizations with thousands of employees. Latest data and practical tips will equip leaders with proven techniques leading distributed teams.

Peer experts

Benefit from collective expertise of the intimate group of 60 people. Qualified senior professionals from enterprise organisations who have implemented, or are in the process of, a workplace flexiblity strategy rollout. Discuss what works and what needs fixing. 

Breakout sessions

Each participant will have an opportunity to participate in knowledge and group skill sharing sessions. Breakout sessions will arm business leaders with the foresight they will need to navigate the ever-changing future of work. 


Kate Lister
Kate Lister
President at Global Workplace Analytics​
Brian Elliott
Co-founder at Future Forum

Meet your Facilitators

        Leadership advisors, speakers, and bestselling authors

Brian Elliott leads Future Forum and is the author of How the Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams to do the Best Work of Their Lives. Served 25 years as startup CEO and operating executive at companies like Google and Slack Future Forum partners with BCG, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and MillerKnoll that equips leaders to drive transformational change at work, to make work better for people and organizations.

Brian’s clients include:

Kate Lister is president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research and consulting firm that helps employers understand and prepare for the future of work. Her expertise is focused on workplace, workforce, technology, and other trends that are changing the who, what, when, where, and how of work. She has been helping public and private sector employers implement telecommuting and flexible work strategies for more than a decade.

Past clients: JLL, Targus, Cushman & Wakefield, Citrix, Colliers International, US FDA, Hermal Miller, Eurofound.

Meet your Facilitators

        Leadership advisors, speakers, and bestselling authors

Brian Elliott is a seasoned executive who’s now an advisor to enterprise leaders. He’s the co-founder of Future Forum, author of the bestseller How the Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams to do the Best Work of Their Lives and one of Forbes’ Future of Work 50. Brian spent 25 years building and leading companies as a startup CEO, and as an executive at Google and Slack. Brian’s work enables leaders to build a future of work that’s better for people and organizations.

Brian’s clients include: Atlassian, Datavant, MillerKnoll, Teradyne, and Webflow along with his work with Boston Consulting Group and their clients, where Brian is a Senior Advisor.

Sacha has 18 years of business and marketing leadership experience, both client and agency-side. She spent 8 years leading large, hybrid teams fully remotely while with The Clorox Company. As one of their first remote marketing directors, she was responsible for leading businesses worth over $250M and sat on the leadership team for a $1 billion business unit. Sacha just celebrated her 10 year “remotiversary” – 10 years of working fully remotely.

Virtual Work Insider has worked with companies in a wide range of industries including Toyota, Vanguard, Cisco, Raytheon Technologies, Beam Suntory, Sovos Brands, L’Oréal, and Gilead.



Join the Academy, and get ahead in 2024

Spots are limited to 60 people only.

The Three-Day conference pass provides entry to the main Running Remote 2024 program on 23-24 April, plus the Enterprise Academy on 22 April.

Enterprise Track at Running Remote 2024

Enterprise Track at Running Remote 2024

Throughout the three-day conference, you will have the opportunity to learn from numerous enterprise workspace practitioners, experts, and academics

Global Experts in Distributed Work

Join renowned distributed work experts​. Our speakers are industry practitioners with extensive experience leading, running, and managing remote-first and hybrid teams. Over 50 experts will share their industry insights, best practices, and learnings with you.

Annie Dean
VP of Team Anywhere
Darren Murph
Head of Technology Strategy Communications
Q Hamirani
Chief People Officer
Allison Vendt
Global Head of Virtual First
Mika Cross
Strategic Advisor and Workforce Transformation Strategist
Dart Lindsley
Strategic Advisor, People Experience

Teaching Elephants To Dance

Through the immersive experience, you will learn the importance of agility, the art of collaboration, and the impact of digitalization on the future of work.

Wherever your dance takes you – of course elephants can dance! The joke is on those who think otherwise. With the right mindset and skills ‘happy employees=happy employer’ is a possibility. 

Remember to dance to the beat of your own drum once you are fully equipped with the knowledge tools succeed.

See you in Lisbon.


Located in a restored 19th century palace, the Pestana Palace Lisboa is a 5-star hotel located in Belém – just 25 min walking distance to the conference venue – SUD Lisboa.

Named one of The Leading Hotels of the World, which are recognized for their extraordinary service, the hotel features two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a spa and lush gardens complete with plants designated as “National Monuments”, it is the perfect hotel to host the Enterprise Academy.


Hyatt Regency, Lisbon is a 5-star hotel located 5mins from downtown Lisbon, and next to the main conference venue. The vista ballroom is equipped with 450sq m of space, which includes an open air terrace.

Visit Lisbon in April for sunny weather and exploring cultural heritage.  Enjoy Lisbon’s attractions, cuisine, and nightlife during downtime. Don’t miss the famous custard tart in charming cafes and restaurants. Learn, network, and experience Lisbon’s vibrant culture while attending the Running Remote conference.


The Enterprise Academy is designed for enterprise organizations with more than 1000 employees seeking to create more flexible ways of working.

Spots for this exclusive event are limited to 60 participants only.

The all-inclusive three-day program (22-24 April) offers an extensive package, which includes access Three-Day Pass is limited for companies with approx. 1,000 employees or more, looking to take part in the Enterprise Track at Running Remote 2024. 3-day program (22-24 April), 3 live stages including Enterprise Academy at The Hyatt Regency, coffee breaks on all days, virtual stream & recordings access, networking, lunches on 23-24 April, and much more.

lunch on EA academy is not included, but available for a 25EUR fee at The Hyatt Restaurant. 

The Early Bird Pricing for this comprehensive package is currently at 749 USD.

Absolutely! If you have already purchased a ticket for the conference and wish to upgrade to include the Enterprise Academy, please contact us at info@runningremote.com

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