21 May, 2021 | Online

Running Remote Online May 2021 Highlights

Running Remote online conference was planned to run in multiple time zones, allowing 15 hours of expert presentations, break-out sessions, and networking opportunities. As part of the event, attendees got to take part in a virtual tour of Venice’s famous canals and historical landmarks.

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Schedule

Multiple time zones (programming for EU, MENA, Asia-Pacific & the Americas)

Now with Live Spanish & German Translation

Thanks to our sponsor Interprefy our main stage will be live translated via a Hopin integration into German and Spanish. There will be no captions, but the attendees will be able to switch audio.

03:00
-04:00
 EDT 
/ 08:00-09:00 BST

 (1-1 Networking)

Early Bird 1-1 Video Networking

Welcome to Running Remote Online 

Explore the Conference segments & the attendees list.  Use the Schedule to save segments to your calendar, so you don’t miss out on valuable content.

👉1-1 Networking is open. It’s chat-roulette, so it’s a great way to start mingling & making connections.

👉Meeting Scheduling is open. Use the People tab to locate attendees and send meeting invitations. You can have up to 5 people in a video meeting. Invitations will be shown in your private Chat & also as a notification in your Profile.

👉Event Chat is open. Ask questions or leave comments.

🆘Help Desk is your 1-stop shop for directions, assistance & anything you need to make your conference experience the best it can possibly be.

04:00
-05:00
 EDT 
/ 09:00-10:00 BST

 (Stage 1)

Managing A Hybrid Workforce Of 1,000+ Employees

Best in class corporate experts will share the importance of honing on hybrid and staying ahead of the curve.

Hybrid is the new normal for enterprise organizations, and employees know that. But how do you sustain a strong team culture between co-located and remote workers without creating ‘second class’ workers on either end?

Moderator: Mine Dedekoca, Workplace Culture Curator @ Happy Work Studio

Panelists: Lily Stoyanov, CEO @ Transformify & Özlem Yurdakul, Chief People Officer @ Yum! Brands Inc.

04:30
-05:00
 EDT 
/ 09:30-10:00 BST

 (Break Out Session)

Unconscious Biases: How To Recognize, Tackle And Transform Them Into Engines Of Growth In Your Organization

The post-pandemic world of work has created a new challenge for us: location-related unconscious biases.

While we all have certain biases, we also need to be aware that, left unattended, unconscious biases can truly limit our people and organizations’ potential for growth.

Learn:

  • How we can recognize and tackle our biases, so they don’t limit us and our companies.
  • How we can turn biases into real engines of diversity, inspiration and innovations in our remote and hybrid organizations.

Moderator: Cristina Muntean, Founder, Media Trainer & Coach @ Media Education CEE

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05:05
-05:55
 EDT 
/ 10:05-10:55 BST

 (Stage 1)

Optimizing Remote Work For The New Normal

A panel of CXOs, for CXOs of the future.

What types of new concepts are coming to light as more teams go remote? Head of Remote didn’t exist until 2020, but Hopin’s team has already scaled from 30 to 200+ remote employees in 12 months by hiring for the role. More tools are catering to async style of communication, which Amir Salihefendic believes will transform remote teams.

How do CXOs adapt and optimize in accordance with the latest trends in remote work?

Moderator: Amir Salihefendić, Founder & CEO @ Doist

Panelists: Johnny Boufarhat, CEO @ Hopin & Øyvind Reed, CEO @ Whereby

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06:00
-07:00
 EDT 
/ 11:00-12:00 BST

 (Stage 1)

The Collision of Remote Work & Government

Why local municipalities are courting remote workers while nations still don’t understand them.

These experts are navigating uncharted waters by leading innovative government policy to not only attract remote workers, but prepare their countries for the fourth industrial revolution.

Moderator: Mike LaRosa, Founder @ Coworkaholic

Panelists: Mita Carriman, CEO @ Adventurely, Gonçalo Hall, Co-Founder @ Remote Europe & Ivan Brkljac, Managing Director @ Tačka Povratka

 

07:00
-09:00
 EDT 
/ 12:00-14:00 BST

 (Group Networking)

Group Networking Event

Let’s get connected! 🤝 

Use the DASHBOARD Link (on the left-side of your Hopin reception page) to join the Group Networking.

This is the time to make valuable connections.

Should you then wish to set up 1-1 video Meetings with people you meet, you can do that via the People tab in Hopin – Schedule Meeting. 

08:00
-08:45
 EDT 
/ 13:00-13:45 BST

 (Stage 1)

Venice Virtual City Walk: Canals & Highlights Without Crowds

Ciao Venice!

Meet your expert Venetian host, Valerio, close to one of the most famous squares of the city – St. Mark’s Square – and start your extraordinary tour of Venice’s famous canals and historical landmarks.

Venice

This interactive experience gets you up close and personal to Venice’s most beautiful locations, so you can enjoy the marvels of this incredible city, without the crowds.

Enjoy the world from the comfort of your couch!

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07:00
-09:00
 EDT 
/ 12:00-14:00 BST

 (Group Networking)

Group Networking Event

Let’s get connected! 🤝 

Use the DASHBOARD Link (on the left-side of your Hopin reception page) to join the Group Networking.

This is the time to make valuable connections.

Should you then wish to set up 1-1 video Meetings with people you meet, you can do that via the People tab in HopinSchedule Meeting. 

09:00
-10:00
 EDT 
/ 14:00-15:00 BST

 (Stage1)

Thriving In The Remote-Work Era: Wellness Is Not A Luxury, It Is An Imperative For Organizational Performance

Wellness is not a luxury. It is imperative for organizational performance.

From ergonomics to mindfulness – employee wellness directly impacts productivity and happiness at the workplace.

Advice and strategies on how to proactively manage the mental and physical health challenges arising from working remotely.

Moderator: Jason Miller, Director & Culture Solution Designer @ The Clearing

Panelists: Nina Hersher, CEO @ Digital Wellness Institute; Pricelda Cid, Founder @ ErgoTherapy; D Sharma, CEO @ Wellness Coach & Michael Koenig, COO @ Time Doctor

The Clearing

09:00
-09:30
 EDT 
/ 14:00-14:30 BST

 (Stage 2)

Re-invent your leadership style so that your distributed team outperforms your in-office teams

Keynote

If you adopt these leadership practices, you will enable your distributed team to outperform in-office teams.

Whether at the C-level or line manager level, leaders of distributed organizations face new challenges that must be addressed with new perspectives and behaviors.

Companies of all types and sizes are now letting go of the office and embracing ‘remote’ working because they believe in the benefits of distributed organizations. The most compelling but least understood of these benefits is increased organizational performance, or the “superpowers of distributed companies”. To reach for these higher levels of performance, companies must fundamentally rethink how they work, but there has not been enough focus on the ways leaders of distributed companies need to think and act differently.

From his unique point of view as the CEO of a rapidly-growing fully-distributed company that caters to the needs of distributed companies, Tony Jamous will share insights leaders can apply to their own organizations.

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09:15
-10:00
 EDT 
/ 14:15-15:00 BST

 (Break Out Session)

Beat Zoom Fatigue – Using Game Dynamics for Better Remote Meetings

How can you keep a remote team engaged and connected when everybody is already overloaded with video calls?

If we can’t (all) be together physically for onboardings, trainings, and events, how can you build a strong company culture without exhausting your team with more zoom hours?

Game dynamics can offer a powerful solution to this problem. Learn how and when to easily integrate interactivity and fun to your online events, and keep your remote workers connected to each other and your mission.

Moderators: Ceclia Razak, Co-Founder @ Slides with Friends & Mason Hipp, Co-Founder @ Slides with Friends

Slides with Friends

09:40
-10:40
 EDT 
/ 14:40-15:40 BST

 (Stage 2)

Managing A Remote Workforce: Why Exceptions Have Become The Rule

Why a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work for even a single company.

How to design and implement policies and procedures to support different workers based on their roles and functions.

Moderator: Mag Boron, CEO @ Pangian

Panelists: Leah Sutton, SVP, Global Human Resources @ Elastic,  Mauricio Morales, Founder @ DailyBot & Sara Sutton, CEO @ Flexjobs

FlexJobs

10:00
-10:45
 EDT 
/ 15:00-15:45 BST

 (Break Out Session)

A Few Simple Ideas To Intelligently Avoid Death While Working Remote

There is much more than insurance to consider if you want to stay safe, informed, connected and empowered while conducting business in any timezone around the globe.

Join Insured Nomads for an engaging interactive session on best practices, checklists and the pitfalls to avoid for new nomads, remote workers or an entire distributed global workforce.

Moderator: Brett Estep, Vice President Partnerships @ Insured Nomads

Insured Nomads

10:10
-10:40
 EDT 
/ 15:10-15:40 BST

 (Stage 1)

Startup Founders Guide To Going Global Now!

Keynote

In this Keynote presentation, Nicole shares her unique insights, including current and future advantages of employing a global talent pool, and how the societal mindset shift to remote working has opened up the possibilities and the reality of hiring anyone, anywhere.

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10:30
-11:00
 EDT 
/ 15:30-16:00 BST

 (Break Out Session)

Sync vs Aysnc, Striking The Right Balance On Your Distributed Team

Asynchronous communication is a hot topic in the remote work world, and at the core of most successful distributed teams’ communication stack.

But converting from a synchronous environment to an asynchronous one, doesn’t happen overnight. It also comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, even once fully implemented. At the same time, there remains a place for synchronous communication, and finding the right balance between the two is where the magic happens.

Join Chase as he takes you inside Doist and how they manage to infuse a bit of synchronous communication into a team culture that leans heavily on async for the majority of their work.

Moderator: Chase Warrington, Head of Business Development @ Doist

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10:50
-11:50
 EDT 
/ 15:50-16:50 BST

 (Stage 1)

The Impact Of Remote & Hybrid On Workplace Transformation

The office as we know it has been changed forever.

As companies navigate what remote or hybrid means, they are quickly realizing that workspace is where people will go to collaborate, educate or celebrate…not to write emails or reports.

How will this radical re-envisioning of the workplace impact the selection and use of offices moving forward?

Moderator: Tara Carcillo, President & CEO @ The Clearing

Panelists: Nellie Hayat, Head of Workplace Transformation @ Verge Sense, Tracy Hawkins, VP of Real Estate & Workplace and Remote Experience @ Twitter & Paul McKinlay, VP of Communications & Remote Working @ Cimpress & Vistaprint

The Clearing

 

10:50
-11:20
 EDT 
/ 15:50-16:20 BST

 (Stage 2)

Career Development For Remote Organizations

Keynote

Based on his extensive experiences from 5 of the organizations he’s built, the Mailshake CEO shares practical ways founders and leaders can help their teams level up.

Sujan has over 15 years of marketing experience and has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Salesforce, Mint, Cafepress and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies. He also owns eight other SaaS companies under the Ramp Ventures brand.

11:00
-11:45
 EDT 
/ 16:00-16:45 BST

 (Break Out Session)

How To Expand Your Sales Internationally And Boost Your Company Growth

Expert insight into building a global sales strategy that can dramatically improve the long-term outlook of your company.

Learn:

  • How to avoid the most common international expansion mistakes
  • Where to grow your sales team first
  • How to collect the right data and analyze potential opportunities
  • How to conduct a market analysis, product review, competitive analysis, and more

A company can only be as big as its global ambitions. International sales bring new markets, fresh revenue streams, unique talent, and a higher return on investment, but a methodical go-to-market plan is critical in ensuring that your organization is set up for success. When appropriately composed, these strategies mitigate expansion risk and encourage efficient use of resources, timelines, and capital for global expansion.

Moderators: Jess Dodge, Vice President of Revenue & Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer @ Globalization Partners

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11:30
-12:00
 EDT 
/ 16:30-17:00 BST

 (Stage 2)

4 Ways to Recreate The Office Watercooler And Inspire Your Workforce

Keynote

Alex Howland, Ph.D understands the four common workplace challenges that leaders today are facing, and will give you the tools to help overcome them and recreate the office watercooler for your team.

Without the breaks and social interactions that used to take place in hallways, during lunch, or casually around the office “watercooler,” we’re seeing remote workforces struggle with employee morale, productivity, and creativity.

12:00
-13:00
 EDT 
/ 17:00-18:00 BST

 (Group Networking)

Group Networking ‘Power Hour’

Get Connected! 🤝

Group Networking ‘Power Hour’. Don’t miss your chance to make valuable connections & build your network.

Use the Dashboard Link for Group Networking and expand your contact list!

12:00
-13:00
 EDT 
/ 17:00-18:00 BST

 (Group Networking)

Group Networking ‘Power Hour’

Get Connected! 🤝

Group Networking ‘Power Hour’. Don’t miss your chance to make valuable connections & build your network.

Use the Dashboard Link for Group Networking and expand your contact list!

13:00
-13:30
 EDT 
/ 18:00-18:30 BST

 (Break Out Session)

Growing and Managing a Distributed Team

The Superpowers of Distributed Companies!

Oyster will share their learnings growing a fully distributed team from 5 team members to over 60 in under a year.

This interactive session will have participants break down some of the biggest challenges and biggest wins in remote working. Sub-topics covered will include remote hiring and how to tap new talent markets, async best practices, and employee wellbeing.

Moderators: Rhys Black, Head of Remote @ Oyster & Ariane Bobiash, Senior Account Executive @ Oyster

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13:00
-14:00
 EDT 
/ 18:00-19:00 BST

 (Stage 2)

The Future Of Meetings

The Death of Road Warriors & The Birth of Remote Teams

What the impact of video calls, virtual conferences, and a need for collaboration, have in store for the future of meetings and business travel. Is there a solution to Zoom overload?

Moderator: Tyler Lessard, Chief Video Strategist, Vidyard

Panelists: Erik Huberman, Founder & CEO @ Hawke Media, Gene Podolyak, Co-Founder @ Remeet & Rahul Aggarwal, Co-Founder @ Designhill

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13:00
-13:45
 EDT 
/ 18:00-18:45 BST

 (Stage 1)

Managing A Hyper-growth Remote Company

Fireside Chat with Andrey Khusid, CEO @ Miro

During hyper-growth a remote company faces  communication problems, slower decision-making, and a loss of the agility they had at an earlier stage.

With 600+ employees Miro’s team continues to scale, without collaboration constraints, while being a distributed company.

Interviewed by: Journalist, Creator & Influencer Uptin Saiidi

13:30
-14:15
 EDT 
/ 18:30-19:15 BST

 (Break Out Session)

Driving A Remote Cultural Evolution

Explore how to drive a rewarding company culture from anywhere! 

We know culture is evolving to be less about what happens in an office and more about what happens between people. With the shift to remote work, business leaders need to understand how to guide organizational culture into the future.

When offices are virtual or meetings are online, culture shows up in some interesting new ways. What does that mean? What does that look like? Everyone contributes via their ideas, work styles, attitudes, and actions, but working together creates its own vibe, often with a ripple effect.

Moderators: Craig Kaplan, Chief Customer Officer @ Virbela & Melissa Daimler, Founder & Principal @ Daimler Partners

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14:00
-14:45
 EDT 
/ 19:00-19:45 BST

 (Stage 1)

Offices Beyond Walls

Fireside Chat with David Barret, Founder & CEO @ Expensify 

Since 2008, David Barrett has opened multiple offices around the globe for his 200 staff, while maintaining a remote-friendly culture. Expensify team members are allowed to move around offices, working remotely in between.

Wayne Turmel, who has helped hundreds of teams transition to remote, will attempt to unravel the conundrum of how offices can really become coworking spaces.

Interviewed by: Wayne Turmel, C0-Founder & Product Manager @ Remote Leadership Institute

14:10
-15:10