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Leading Distributed Teams

Remote and distributed working are increasing in popularity: not least because businesses have experienced the benefits in terms of greater productivity, less wasted time, and lower overheads.  

In one recent survey, 91% of business owners said they supported remote work, while 99% of respondents said they would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers.  

But many organisations underestimate the challenges of remote, especially the challenges facing leaders. Those business benefits don't happen by magic!  

How can you make sure remote employees are fully included, event when they are in various time zones? How do you build company culture with office-based and remote employees?  

In this track, you'll learn from those who are leading remotely, effectively.


From this track

SESSION + Live Q&A High Performing Teams

How to Be a High Performing Distributed Agile Team

Working from a distance comes with its own set of challenges. Distributed agile teams need to combat the "out of sight, out of mind" mentality and learn how to build trust in new ways. In this interactive presentation, we'll explore how digital nomads, virtual entrepreneurs, and...

Lisette Sutherland

Author of Work Together Anywhere

SESSION + Live Q&A Interview Available

3 Disciplines for Leading a Distributed Agile Organization

Modern organizations are digital and distributed worldwide.  How can you lead people you may never see in your distributed organization? Your personal operating system drives your leadership and guides your organization.   While your distributed employees may rarely connect with you...

Mark Kilby

Distributed Coach/Mentor & Community Cultivator

SESSION + Live Q&A Distributed Teams

Scaling Distributed Teams Around the Globe

In this session, you'll hear about how one distributed organization (with bases in two Indian cities, and in Australia) has applied distributed systems patterns to scaling distributed teams' processes and further improved them by paying attention to human parts like trust, cultural...

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

CTO @EverestEngineering

SESSION + Live Q&A London

Tough Call: Handling “Difficult” Remote Conversations Like A Pro

All leaders have to have difficult conversations, with individuals and with groups.  Whether you’re supporting a team to have “robust discussions” to collaborate on a high-stakes problem; resolving disruptive personality clashes; or telling someone they aren’t getting...

Judy Rees

Remote Collaboration Consultant

SESSION + Live Q&A Distributed Teams

Remote Working Approaches That Worked (And Some That Didn’t)

C4 Media, the company behind InfoQ and QCon, is the second all remote company I’ve worked at, but the first one where I felt that remote working genuinely works as well as it would if the team was co-located. Drawing on these personal experiences, and also on discussions with a number of...

Charles Humble

Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com


Speakers from this track

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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Mark Kilby

Distributed Coach/Mentor & Community Cultivator

With over two decades of experience in agile principles and practices, Mark Kilby has cultivated more distributed and dispersed teams than collocated teams. He has consulted with organizations across many industries and coached teams, leaders, and organizations internally. Mark shares this...

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Ranganathan Balashanmugam

CTO @EverestEngineering

Ranganathan Balashanmugam has worked with globally distributed teams for the last fourteen years, and was recently named as one of the top 10 CTOs in India by ceo insights magazine. He was a developer for nearly eleven years when he was working on using distributed technologies to scale software....

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Judy Rees

Remote Collaboration Consultant

Judy Rees works with senior leaders, operational managers, teams, coaches, and all kinds of “change professionals” to develop advanced communication skills. Her specialism is supporting highly diverse teams to connect effectively, even when members rarely (or never) meet in person....

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Charles Humble

Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com

Charles Humble took over as head of the editorial team at InfoQ.com in March 2014, guiding the content creation including news, articles, books, video presentations and interviews. Prior to taking on the full-time role at InfoQ, Charles led our Java coverage, and was CTO for PRPi Consulting, a...

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Track Host

Judy Rees

Remote Collaboration Consultant

Judy Rees works with senior leaders, operational managers, teams, coaches, and all kinds of “change professionals” to develop advanced communication skills. Her specialism is supporting highly diverse teams to connect effectively, even when members rarely (or never) meet in person....

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