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Running Remote Online - August 2020

12 August, 2020 (ET) 6:00 - 16:00

Our first virtual conference in April 2020 was planned as a one-off pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of companies were eager to grasp the basics of managing remote employees, having suddenly gone to #wfh. We collected $5,000 for the Red Cross to combat the pandemic .

We also discovered tremendous opportunities for our community, thus Running Remote Online virtual conference series was born. Remote-first founders will continue to learn and network without the need to travel. Prepare to be amazed by modern virtual event technology, it’s much more than a Zoom webinar, or a virtual meet-up!

2,000

ATTENDEES

9

HOURS

28

SPEAKERS

16

SESSIONS

60

COUNTRIES

10

VIRTUAL BOOTHS

Not Just Another Webinar

Running Remote Online has many ‘wow moments’. Attendees, speakers & sponsors showered us with appreciation & shout-outs.

To make things better, we wanted to design an experience that aligns with everyone’s emotional world. An experience that breaks barriers & is as good as an in-person conference. We wanted to create an event where people can connect face-to-face forging meaningful bonds.

We evaluated a lot of options and tested a bunch of event platforms. Of all those, we loved Swapcard — an AI based events platform. We are hosting Running Remote Online on Swapcard.

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Get ready for a full fledged conference experience

1-1 Networking
Live Presentations
Hands-on Workshops
Live Speaker Q&A
Talk Recordings
Partner Discounts

Renowned Experts with Unparalleled Content

Andrew Filev
Andrew Filev
Founder & CEO, Wrike
Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike, a collaborative work management platform. Under his leadership, the ...
Sally Thornton
Sally Thornton
Founder & CEO, Forshay
An instigator on how to thrive in the future of work, Sally founded Forshay in 2011 to connect the Bay Area’s ...
Badri Rajasekar
Badri Rajasekar
Founder & CEO, Jamm
Badri Rajasekar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Jamm – a lightweight voice and video collaboration app for ...
Sam Parr
Sam Parr
Founder & CEO, The Hustle
Sam Parr is the founder & CEO of The Hustle, one of America’s fastest growing media companies. Each ...
Andrew Green
Andrew Green
Head of Design, Canva
Andrew Green is the Head of Design at Canva — leading and growing the hugely talented design team at Canva — ...
Kieran Flanagan
Kieran Flanagan
VP Marketing/Growth, HubSpot
Kieran Flanagan is the VP of Marketing/Growth at HubSpot where he manages a team of 60+ marketers who help grow ...
Eric Schuetzler
Eric Schuetzler
VP - Global Research and Development, Beam Suntory
Eric Schuetzler is the Vice President of Global Research & Development at Beam Suntory.  Eric’s team of 60+ ...
Paul Vallée
Paul Vallée
Chief Executive Officer, Tehama
Paul Vallée is the founder and CEO of Tehama and a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career at the forefront of ...
Khalid El Khatib
Khalid El Khatib
VP of Marketing and Communications, Stack Overflow
Khalid El Khatib is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Stack Overflow, one of the 50 most popular ...
Sahin Boydas
Sahin Boydas
CEO & Founder, Remote Team Inc
Sahin Boydas is the CEO and Founder of Remote Team. He is a serial entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley. He ...
Leon Barnard
Leon Barnard
Education Team Lead, Balsamiq
Leon Barnard is a Designer, Writer, and Educator at Balsamiq. He uses his 10+ years of experience as a UX designer ...
Kate Lister
Kate Lister
President, Global Workplace Analytics (GWA)
Kate Lister is president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research and consulting firm that helps employers ...
Ho Yin Cheung
Ho Yin Cheung
Founder & CEO, Remo.co
Ho Yin Cheung is a seasoned entrepreneur, product manager, and digital marketer. His core passion is to help ...
Sacha Connor
Sacha Connor
Founder and Lead Consultant, Virtual Work Insider
Sacha Connor is the Founder of Virtual Work Insider, a consultancy that coaches organizations to work seamlessly ...
Marianna Volodina
Marianna Volodina
Marianna Volodina – The Founder and the Head of the International Human Development Academy “Human the ...
Kyra Zeroll
Kyra Zeroll
Director of Marketing, The Clorox Company
Kyra Zeroll is a Director of Marketing at The Clorox Company, which is headquartered in Oakland, CA. She has 19 ...
ANDREW WARNER
ANDREW WARNER
Founder, Mixergy
Andrew Warner was one of the pioneers of the internet startup scene — starting online in 1997 and growing his ...
Jutta Horstmann
Jutta Horstmann
Chief Operating Officer, eyeo
Jutta Horstmann is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of eyeo, the company behind the single most popular browser ...
Stu Smith
Stu Smith
Product Design Manager, Atlassian
He is a designer, musician, and dad living in Austin, Texas. Across his career in Design, he has worked with small ...
Mardi Kaplan
Mardi Kaplan
Training and Development Manager, Toyota Financial Services
Mardi Kaplan is a Training and Development Manager at Toyota Financial Services (TFS). She formally transitioned to ...
Jennifer Farris
Jennifer Farris
Chief People Officer, Terminal
Jennifer Farris is Chief People Officer of Terminal, which builds remote teams of skilled engineers around the ...
Suman Gopalan
Suman Gopalan
Chief HR Officer, Freshworks
Suman Gopalan is the Chief HR Officer at Freshworks and is responsible for translating our motto of “happy ...
LIAM MARTIN
LIAM MARTIN
Co-founder & CMO, Time Doctor
Liam is the co-founder and CMO of TimeDoctor.com and Staff.com. After graduating with...
Ali Greene
Ali Greene
Founder, cohana
Ali Greene is a full time digital nomad, logistics guru, consultant, and remote work expert. She has ten years of ...
Alena Gatina
Alena Gatina
Finance Manager, Nissan Manufacturing RUS
Alena Gatina is a finance professional in Development, Oil & Gas, Pharma (Vet), and the Automobile business. ...
Elena Fadeeva
Elena Fadeeva
Head of Digital Channels Experience, Swedbank
Elena Fadeeva has 15 years experience in senior management roles in international B2C, D2C and B2B companies. She ...
Natalie Nagele
Natalie Nagele
Co-founder & CEO, Wildbit
Natalie Nagele is the co-founder and CEO of Wildbit. Committed to proving you can grow a profitable company while ...
Garrett Rokosh
Garrett Rokosh
Managing Partner, Social Architect
Garrett Rokosh is a Managing Partner, Conscious Leadership Coach, and Workshop Facilitator at Social Architect. As ...
Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson
Partner, HolacracyOne, LLC
Brian Robertson is a seasoned entrepreneur and organization builder, and a recovering CEO – a job he now ...
Sergey Mitrofanov
Sergey Mitrofanov
Partner, Mitrofanov & Partners
Founder and senior brand strategist consultant of MITROFÁNOV & PARTNERS Brand Strategy Advisors (The Flow ...

Event MC

Danny Page
Danny Page
MC & Podcast Host, Running Remote
Meet Danny Page, the Running Remote lead MC who will be hosting the event for you. Danny Page serves as the MC of ...

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Event Schedule

12 August, 2020 (ET) 6:00 - 16:00

Time
Session
Session Details
06:00-06:10
06:10-07:10
Social Connection Games are an emerging solution for creating psychological safety and human connection in distributed teams. These games are facilitated over Zoom using breakout rooms to create authentic, empathetic, and meaningful conversations. This social technology also boosts emotional intelligence and communication skills. The result is safely connected teams that have the highest levels of innovation, productivity, and talent retention.
07:10-07:50
How to Pay Your Remote Team Seamlessly
Remote Team IncEvent Gold Sponsor: Remote Team Inc
Join Sahin on August 12th 2020 at 07:10 ET for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Running Remote’s Virtual Conference. Sahin will be taking all your questions relating to:
  • Running payroll for remote teams Hiring independent contractors in different countries
  • Payments for remote companies
  • Compliance when it comes to hiring remote talent.

Do you have any other questions related to remote work outside these topics?
You’re welcome to join us and ask anything bothering you about remote work.
Don’t be left out. Register now and let us learn more about building successful remote teams. Get Your Free Seat.
08:00-08:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: How The "New Normal" Will Shape The Future of People Ops and Remote Teams.
How the "new normal" will shape the future of People Ops and remote teams.

Jennifer Farris, Chief HR Offer @ Terminal, Ali Greene, Founder @ Cohana, Jutta Horstmann COO at Eyeo.
Moderated by: Sahin Boydas, CEO @ RemoteTeam
08:40-09:20
Hybrid Work - The Future of Work?
The session will be about how work has progressed, how remote work has become indispensable in the current scenario and how this will evolve going forward.
09:20-10:00
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
An opportunity to meet face-to-face with other attendees and discuss burning remote team management questions.
The roundtable seats will be available on a ’first-come, first-serve” basis.
Don’t miss this!
10:10-10:50
Panel Sponsor : Balsamiq

Balsamiq

Moderated by Stu Smith - Product Design Manager @ Trello
11:00-11:40
Re-imagining the Future of Work
Sally’s talk will help leaders and individuals navigate how to do their best work remotely (high autonomy, but can be low belonging/connectedness).
The two big challenges Sally sees in Forshay’s team and with her clients are
  1. managing overwork (people can work anytime / all the time
  2. feeling heard in teams (inclusion / diversity challenges).
11:50-12:30
Practical Tips for Successful Communication in a Remote Team
Throughout 20 years of running a remote team, Wildbit has experimented with 4-day workweeks, removing Slack, downsizing their Philadelphia office, and more.

In this talk, Natalie will share some practical communication techniques and habits that will make your remote team radically more productive, connected, and happy.
12:35-13:15
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
An opportunity to meet face-to-face with other attendees and discuss burning remote team management questions.
The roundtable seats will be available on a ’first-come, first-serve” basis.
Don’t miss this!
13:00-13:40
CWM: The Key to Thriving in the Next Normal
For most businesses, remote working is no longer an option, but a necessary means of respecting one anothers’ health and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
As we learn to adapt to these sudden and unprecedented changes - where some employees are working remote for the first time in their careers, how can organizations continue to thrive post-COVID? The need for powerful long-term working solutions has never been more relevant than now.
This talk will illustrate how an organization of over 1000 employees has successfully pivoted to working fully remote with CWM, and achieved continuous growth despite economic uncertainty.
Attendees will learn how to apply the same principles to ready themselves for the Next Normal, and stay prepared for what’s to come in the future.
13:50-14:30
FIRESIDE CHAT with Sam Parr, CEO @ The Hustle Interviewed by Andrew Warner, Founder @ Mixergy
14:40-15:25
The COVID-19 office shut-downs has accelerated remote work as a hot topic – not just for tech start-ups and SAAS companies, but also for large, more traditional enterprises. Prior to COVID, many large companies were already working virtually, but had not yet acknowledged it. Often these companies were made up of teams spread across office sites in different cities, states, and countries, mixed in with a minority of employees that were fully remote or had some part-time work-from-home flexibility. When COVID-19 hit many of these organizations had to start working fully remotely almost overnight and did not yet have the skills, tools, processes, and policies in place for any easy transition.
In this panel, Sacha Connor, the CEO of Virtual Work Insider, will interview 3 panelists from large enterprises that were ahead of the game. They started to put best practices into place to enable their teams work better across distance before COVID and are now working hard to enable their virtual teams for the long term.
15:30-15:45
Time
Session
Session Details
06:00-06:10
06:10-07:10
Social Connection Games are an emerging solution for creating psychological safety and human connection in distributed teams. These games are facilitated over Zoom using breakout rooms to create authentic, empathetic, and meaningful conversations. This social technology also boosts emotional intelligence and communication skills. The result is safely connected teams that have the highest levels of innovation, productivity, and talent retention.
07:10-07:50
TBA
08:00-08:30
Building and Scaling Remote Team With 0 VC Funding
Ho Yin Cheung, CEO @ Remo will talk about how he built and hyper-scaled his remote team from 5 to 40 in 5 months, with no VC money
09:00-09:20
Atium - Hottest Remote Work Startup
Atium - Hottest Remote Work Startup Winner
09:20-10:00
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
An opportunity to meet face-to-face with other attendees and discuss burning remote team management questions.
The roundtable seats will be available on a ’first-come, first-serve” basis.
Don’t miss this!
10:10-10:50
Tools and Communication Tips When Working Remotely
In this presentation Khalid will share the tech stack that Stack Overflow uses to work remotely in order to maximize productivity and minimize distractions. He'll also share communication tips for fostering collaboration, playing to your strengths, and protecting your work / life balance.
11:00-11:40
Fireside Chat: How Remote Work is Helping us to Rethink the Future of Teams
Fireside chat with Kieran Flanagan, VP of Marketing @ Hubspot Interviewed by Paul Vallee, CEO @ Tehama

With the growth in popularity of remote work, it's helping us to think about how teams can work more effectively.
From innovation around the tools we use, the organization of teams, how they collaborate, and what remote leadership is, remote work is helping us build the future of teams.
In this presentation, we'll cover the key characteristics of great remote teams, and why all teams should adopt them.
11:50-12:30
The Future of Video Communication
If you’re working remotely, there’s probably not a day that goes by without a video chat. Despite being a tool that has been readily available over the past decade, it has suddenly been thrust into the forefront of the remote work experience in an effort to keep teams connected.

So what caused this (outside of COVID-19)?

This session will explore how we got here, how the experience differs for social and work use, how …
12:35-13:15
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
An opportunity to meet face-to-face with other attendees and discuss burning remote team management questions.
The roundtable seats will be available on a ’first-come, first-serve” basis.
Don’t miss this!
13:00-13:40
TBA
13:50-14:30
The State of Remote Work in a Post-COVID-19 World
A Global Work-from-Home Experience Survey fielded by Global Workplace Analytics and Iometrics in April of this year showed nearly 8 out of 10 employees want to continue to work from home post-COVID-19. On average, 2.5 days a week, was their preference.
In this session, Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics and one of the world’s leading authorities on the future of work, will share detailed insights from the survey about what’s working with remote work, what’s not, and her forecast for where it’s likely headed post-COVID.
14:40-15:00
Max Traction Live demo
15:30-15:45

Great conference!

— Micha Kaufman, Co-founder & CEO, Fiverr

This event being it’s first was 1st class, informative, captivating, refreshing, and extremely helpful, I want to see more!!!

— Paul Bliss, Smart office USA

This was hands down my favorite online event since entering Shelter in Place. I thought I had “seen it all” with online conferences but this actually felt like being at an expo. Great thought leaders, content, flow of sessions and experience all around. Subscribing now so I don’t miss the next one!

— Susie Canright, Speechless

I was wondering how this amazing idea could work with the experience of being in a conference physically. These guys made me feel like I attended a live conference with the organization and experience that was felt. Amazing 👏🏽

— Taiwo Omirinde, BOLDFOLD

We live in strange and difficult times in which the only way of facing them is by strengthening our sense of community. Running Remote gets us closer.

— Pablo Jimenez, Beat