Running Remote 2019 was held on June 29-30, 2019 at beautiful Sofitel Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, a magnificent beach venue.

With over 400 attendees and 28 speakers, Running Remote is the largest-ever conference on distributed teams and remote work.

Who Spoke at Running Remote 2019?

NICK FRANCIS

NICK FRANCIS

Co-founder & CEO

Help Scout

MARCIE MURRAY

MARCIE MURRAY

Director of Support

Shopify

ANDREW WARNER

ANDREW WARNER

Founder

Mixergy

ADII PIENAAR

ADII PIENAAR

Former: Co-founder WooThemes

Founder, Conversio

AMIR SALIHEFENDIC

AMIR SALIHEFENDIC

Founder & CEO

Doist

ZACK ONISKO

ZACK ONISKO

CEO

Dribbble

ANTHONY POMPLIANO

ANTHONY POMPLIANO

Managing Partner

Morgan Creek

ANDREAS KLINGER

ANDREAS KLINGER

Head of Remote

AngelList

KEN WEARY

KEN WEARY

VP of Operations

HotJar

Jonathan Ronzio

Jonathan Ronzio

Partner & CMO

Trainual

Ragnar Everest

Ragnar Everest

CEO

1Office

MARVIN LIAO

MARVIN LIAO

Partner

500 Startups

BEN BICKFORD

BEN BICKFORD

Growth & Partnerships

X-Team

TAMMY BJELLAND

TAMMY BJELLAND

Founder & CEO

Workplaceless

PETER IVANOV

PETER IVANOV

Author

Virtual Power Teams

ILYAS VALI

ILYAS VALI

Co-founder & APM

rLoop

Alex Wellman

Alex Wellman

Head of Marketing

e-Residency

Vikram Bharati

Vikram Bharati

Founder

Tribe Theory

TIM BURGESS & DUNCAN MACINTOSH

TIM BURGESS & DUNCAN MACINTOSH

Co-founders

Shield Geo

MARCELA FERNANDEZ

MARCELA FERNANDEZ

Employer Brand Ambassador

Selina

LIAM MARTIN

LIAM MARTIN

Co-founder & CMO

Time Doctor

EDMUND J LOWELL

EDMUND J LOWELL

Founder & CEO

Flagtheory

NATANIEL OREA

NATANIEL OREA

Co-founder and CEO

Coworking Nest

MICHAEL CRAIG

MICHAEL CRAIG

Founder

Dojo Bali Coworking

Speaker Greetings

Venue

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

A fine blend of French elegance and unique Balinese culture.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua, is a lavish 5-star beachfront resort with gorgeously landscaped pools & gardens against an immaculate stretch of white sand bordering the Indian Ocean.

Schedule

29th June 2019

Time
Session
Session Details
08:00
Doors Open
Registration begins
08:30
Networking in the garden
08:50
Opening Ceremony
Welcome remarks and a live Balinese performance
09:00
Opening Speech
What's it like "Running Remote" and where are we heading?
09:20
How to Manage Remote Engineering Teams for Scale
Andreas Klinger, previously CTO of Product Hunt and currently Head of Remote HR at Angel List is going to give us a tactic heavy presentation on building an engineering team remotely. In his position at Product Hunt Andreas led the development team and he's going to bring you through how he grew that team, what he learned from other startups and the framework you will need to do the same inside your own companies
10:00
Company Structuring & Decentralized Finance Workshop
This presentation covers how to structure your legal entity, banking and personal residency to achieve privacy, more freedom, and more wealth through legal tax minimization using a 50-year-old strategy known as flagtheory.
10:40
Scaling Design Thinking: Best Practices for Global Deployments
Mariano, the CEO and Founder of MURAL is going to be speaking on how to collaborate visually within remote teams. One of the biggest supposed barriers towards remote work is the lack of real time collaboration and the difficulty of communicating visual concepts. Mariano and MURAL help solve this problem with a proven framework to build a collaborative virtual space to communicate ideas efficiently.
11:20
Lunch
12:40
Simplifying the Bureaucracy of Hiring International Remote Workers
Being able to hire talent from all over the world can be a huge competitive advantage when growing your business. But sometimes it feels like finding great people is the easy part, hiring them is when it gets complicated. Wouldn’t it be nice to focus on growing your team without worrying about contracts and regulations and social security and foreign exchange? We’ve employed hundreds of workers all over the world and we’ve learnt a lot that we want to share. This workshop will go deep on practical steps for how to hire, employ, compensate, manage and terminate workers compliantly in any country. You will walk away with actions that you can apply straight away in your business.
13:20
Distributed and Connected: How Shopify Built their Global Team in Communities Around the World
As the director of support at Shopify, Marcie Murray has built one of the biggest distributed support teams in a span of only 4 years. From her experience managing thousands of completely remote support representatives, she will share how to tap into a global talent pool to build a stellar support team.
14:00
Remote Business Models: How Workers and Companies Can Benefit from a Remote Structure
Remote work structures benefit both companies and workers. In this presentation, 1Office founder and CEO Ragnar Everest will explain the different types of remote business models that are applicable to workers and companies, and will share the specific advantages and disadvantages to each. You’ll hear about various programs like the E-Residency program, and a step-by-step process that you can easily follow to set yourself up as a remote structure. This presentation is applicable to both leaders in remote-compatible companies and to worker.
14:40
Networking
Network, make new connections and learn directly from experts who have succeeded in remote business.
15:40
VC Panel: Funding Distributed Startups
Partners in two world-famous VC firms—500 StartUps & Morgan Creek Capital—will discuss how to get funded as a distributed company.
16:40
How Remote Work Is Building the Hyperloop
Can remote work even apply brick and mortar companies? Illays Vali who is the CEO and Founder of RLoop the leading firm in charge of the HyperLoop project who crowdsources a large community of volunteers and employees to build the first Hyperloop system. Ilyas will bring us through his journey of integrating remote work into a project that classically isn't applicable to remote work.
17:20
Closing Remarks

30th June 2019

Time
Session
Session Details
08:00
Doors Open
Auditorium doors open
08:30
Networking in the garden
08:50
Opening Remarks
Introduction to the day
09:00
How Hotjar Grew From $0 to +$20m in ARR in Less Than 4 Years Using a Fully Remote Team
Ken Weary, VP of Operations at Hotjar will bring you through how the company grew from $0 to more than $20M in ARR in less than 4 years using a completely remote team. Ken will discuss why remote first was the easy decision for Hotjar, and, using examples of where they’ve failed and succeeded, detail how they mitigate the commonly cited drawbacks of remote work such as over/under communication, loneliness, and accountability.
09:40
How to Manage a Community of Tens of Millions with a Fully Remote Team of Under Fifty
Discover how Dribbble has become the premier portfolio network, the go-to resource for discovering and connecting with creative talent around the globe, and an inspiration destination for tens of millions of people... all managed by a remote team of under 50 people. Dribbble CEO, Zack Onisko will show you how Dribbble has built a wildly successful and profitable business, doubling revenue year over year – by breaking the rules of Silicon Valley – By not raising venture capital, having too many revenue streams, and having a team not based in the Bay Area – but fully remote across North America. Zack will share some lessons learned that he's picked up along the way.
10:20
Coworking Panel: The Impact of Coworking Spaces on Communities and the Remote Work Industry
Will coworking be the new cloud servers of physical space? With companies like WeWork going public and coworking spaces popping up all over the world we're looking at where coworking is going as it applies to remote work and how the coworking industry could be the last major piece to see wide adoption of remote work in both urban and rural areas.
11:20
Lunch
12:20
Audience Q&A: Remote Work Challenges
13:00
e-Residency in Estonia: Borderless Business Discussion
Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity that empowers global entrepreneurs and borderless businesses. In this session attendees will learn how to establish and manage a location-independent company in Estonia entirely online. Attendees will hear from an official representative of the e-Residency programme, and from two entrepreneurs who running their companies and managing remote teams as e-residents.
14:00
Culture Isn’t Just Something That Happens: How to Scale Your Remote Team While Staying Aligned to Your Values
In this session attendees will learn how to create a culture that allows you to grow and scale your remote team from day one. Shared culture is the primary thing that binds a remote team together and guides what they value. However, defining that culture on day one is challenging. But the alternative creates friction for the team down the line and aggravates challenges that a remote team already faces. In this talk, you'll learn how to create a Minimum Viable Culture from Day One and then evolve that as you build your team and grow your business.
14:40
Do It, Document It, Delegate It: How to Build Processes to Scale Your Team
Jonathan is the CMO of Trainual, one of the fastest growing process documentation platforms in the world. Jonathan has also been an outdoor athlete his entire professional career and has become an expert at leading teams and managing processes from the boulders to the boardroom. Attendees will learn how Jonathan and Trainual infused their own experiences with growing a hybrid team into their process documentation and created a methodology that you can use to align and scale your own remote team.
15:20
Networking
16:20
Virtual Power Teams: How to Deliver Projects Quicker, Reduce Cost and Develop Your Organization for the Future!
Nowadays many successful Managers and Entrepreneurs lead a Team spread in different locations. The possibilities for physical meeting or face-to-face conversation in such teams are strongly limited. Often when a Projects team is dispersed they suffer delays and sometimes complete failure. International investments are put at risk due to intercultural issues or simply because the team members feel isolated and unmotivated. In this presentation, Peter will present how to address these issues by creating a Virtual Power Team.
17:00
One Size Does Not Fit All: Approaches to Communication and Culture at Doist and Help Scout
The debate between asynchronous and synchronous communication has been a recent issue that most advanced remote first companies have been debating. Do you have an always on fast communication that companies like Slack and Zoom have in part created or do you have a more asynchronous communication style where people can embrace deep work at the expense of speed. In this discussion, Amir Salihefendic, CEO and founder from Doist, and Nick Francis, CEO and founder of Helpscout are going to debate this issue and other issues and discuss their different approaches to building their equally successful remote teams.
18:00
Closing Speech

Who Made 2019 Possible

Silver Sponsors

Mural

Bronze Sponsors

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