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Track Overview

Best Practices for Remote Work

In this track, we will explore ideas about effective remote work. Many people were thrown into remote work overnight in 2020. There is, however, another class of companies that have deliberately chosen to be remote as an advantage. What can we learn about effective remote work from these world-class remote companies? This track discusses best practices for individuals, teams, and organizations. Attendees will learn actionable steps that they can take to make remote work more effective for them and their companies.


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Session

Mastering Virtual Communication

Tuesday Nov 17 / 01:00PM EST

For the past six months, we've been in countless hours of virtual meetings and presentations. While we've learned a lot along the way, there is still an opportunity to make these virtual engagements more effective and more enjoyable. This short talk focuses on how we can take...

Anne Ricketts

Founder of Lighthouse Communications & Communication Coach

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Navigating the New Remote Normal

Tuesday Nov 17 / 01:50PM EST

Now is the time to set up your remote workforce to succeed - no matter where they work. In this presentation, we will discuss, how can we navigate the new world of working as a hybrid team. You will walk away with new ideas for what it means to be “present” at work and how to...

Lisette Sutherland

Author of Work Together Anywhere

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Intentional Distributed Teams

Tuesday Nov 17 / 02:40PM EST

While a few companies have been working in a distributed style for a while now, most companies were forced to make the jump in a hurry in early 2020. We’ve been doing the best we can, “winging it”, in an abnormal and uncertain situation.  One thing is clear, though: things...

Maria Gutierrez

Sr Director of Engineering and co-site lead @intercom London

Glenn Vanderburg

Executive Director at @remax

PANEL DISCUSSION

Remote Work Leadership Best Practices Panel Discussion

Tuesday Nov 17 / 03:30PM EST

Successful remote work support can convey large benefits to the business, but to realize this benefit we must adopt best practices at the leadership level. Join this panel to learn actionable best practices from engineering leaders at organizations that are supporting remote work as an advantage.

Kristina Kemmer

Director Of Engineering @zapier

Preeti Somal

Engineering Leader @HashiCorp

Karen Casella

Director of Engineering @Netflix, previously leading architecture teams @eBay & @Sun


Speakers from this track

Anne Ricketts

Founder of Lighthouse Communications & Communication Coach

Anne Ricketts is the founder of Lighthouse Communications. She teaches workshops and coaches individuals in the areas of presentation skills, executive presence, communication skills, and English as a Second Language. Anne was a communication coach at the Stanford Graduate School of Business...

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Lisette Sutherland

Author of Work Together Anywhere

Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable – if you do it right. Her...

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Maria Gutierrez

Sr Director of Engineering and co-site lead @intercom London

Maria is Sr Director of Engineering and co-site lead for Intercom London. She also leads Intercom's global R&D Operations function with a focus on building a more efficient and effective Product and Engineering organisation at scale. With 20 years of experience in the software industry,...

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Glenn Vanderburg

Executive Director at @remax

Glenn Vanderburg is a software engineer, engineering leader, and speaker who has been working remotely for half of his 30-year career. As an individual contributor, he learned how to work remotely as part of a team; later, as a manager and leader, he has experienced different kinds of distributed...

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Kristina Kemmer

Director Of Engineering @zapier

Kristina Kemmer (she/her) is an engineering leader that has been building and empowering teams to deliver customer value for over 15 years. She is currently a Director of Engineering at Zapier leading the product engineering teams building their consumer products. She lives in Denver, CO with her...

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Preeti Somal

Engineering Leader @HashiCorp

Preeti Somal leads engineering at HashiCorp, building Cloud Infrastructure Automation products to provision, secure, connect and run any infrastructure for any application.  Preeti is passionate about building great products, growing a world class organization and solving complex problems....

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Karen Casella

Director of Engineering @Netflix, previously leading architecture teams @eBay & @Sun

Karen is currently an engineering director @ Netflix, where she is responsible for the teams that build the server-side infrastructure to enable a secure viewing experience for our members. Karen had previously led engineering and architecture teams @EBay & @Sun, before taking a ten year...

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Track Date

Tuesday Nov 17 / 12:00PM EST

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Travis McPeak

Security Engineering Manager @Netflix

Travis is a Security Engineering Manager at Netflix. He enjoys applying automation to scale security practically. In his spare time, Travis leads the Bay Area chapter of OWASP, a global information security non-profit, and advises startups about security. In past roles he has served as lead...

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