Technical Consultant and Development Project Manager in a american universities, where remote working is not the
Lara Owen, Director of Global Workplace Operations at GitHub, is responsible for ensuring that 900+ employees, all
scattered across 20 countries, remain cohesive and productive.
Melissa Smith has been working remotely since 2013. In 2017 she became location independent. During that time she
traveled to 16 countries in 12 months while running her business. She has since gained international recognition
and has been featured in CareerBuilder, The Muse, Spark Hire, Thinkific & Woman’s World.
Jenny is a designer, strategist and Director of Innovation Development at Vizient Inc. Jenny has lead online
distributed teams of nearly 100 employees for over a decade.
Public Relations Manager at Buffer. She’s worked with Buffer for nearly 3 years and along with the rest of the team
has done so completely remotely. Originally from Canada, Hailley now lives in Colorado Springs with her partner,
two dogs and two cats.
Juan Felipe Campos serves as Partner at Manos Accelerator and has founded 2 tech and marketing startups, all while
traveling the world. He now currently resides in Silicon Valley.
Liam is the co-founder and CMO of TimeDoctor.com, Staff.com and is also a co-organizer of RunningRemote.com, the
largest conference on building remote teams. After working with remote employees for over 10 years, Liam promotes
the increased use of outsourcing and is passionate about gaining insights into the inner workings of how people
Sophie Wade is the author of "Embracing Progress. Next Steps for the Future of Work", an Executive MBA Program
textbook. She has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world, working in media, technology
and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo in the US and Burda in Germany. Sophie has a BA from Oxford
University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Mario is a senior full stack .NET Core / Angular developer with 10 years of experience in software development.
Mario has worked in such companies as Lemax (one of the top software solutions for travel agencies and tour
operators) and Toptal (the global network of experts trying to solve world’s talent shortage).
Maggie Sarfo is a passionate author, speaker and advisor, working with business leaders, entrepreneurs and
professionals. She currently works as CEO of Meres Consult Ltd and is also Regional Director of The Athena Network
- City of London - UK.
Marion has over 25 years of global experience in hospitality technology and managing remote teams in Asia, Europe,
and North America. As Sr VP Operations at Upflex she currently spearheads global expansion and revenue divisions
for this fast-growing SaaS team, as they roll out leading workplace flexibility solutions.
James is a senior member of the Experience Design team at O'Reilly, a partially-distributed company offering
technical and business training, knowledge and insights through its online platform and conferences.
Product Leader, author, and speaker who’s been building digital products for more than 8 years. His experiences
include managing mobile products from one of Germany’s biggest publishing houses, trying (and failing) to disrupt
the dog sitting industry, managing the biggest B2C revenue driver of Germany’s largest professional network and
scaling a B2B SaaS team as an entrepreneur.
Head of Business Development at Doist, the remote-first team behind the popular productivity apps Todoist & Twist
Head of Customer Experience at MURAL. Previously, Jim worked in various design-related consulting roles for large
companies, such as eBay, Audi, SONY, Elsevier Science, LexisNexis and Citrix.
Marwan has been working for 15 years in the IT industry. His remote working journey started in 2013 when he got
involved with e-lancing. He left the safety of corporate employment in March 2015 to follow his dream of starting a
journey in entrepreneurship, R&D and Artificial Intelligence.
Founder of Anywhere Consulting, a business and marketing consulting company that supports entrepreneurs, startups,
and SMEs to build, launch and grow their business anywhere.
Dr. Todd Dewett is a best-selling author at LinkedIn Learning, as well as a TEDx and Inc. Magazine Top 100
David is an expert on the collaboration technology industry. He developed and executed global technology strategies
in leadership roles with JPMorgan Chase and Lehman Brothers
Ran a multimillion dollar engineering firm in Australia before realising life was too short to do something he was
not passionate about. When Jim is not helping entrepreneurs through 1-1 mentoring, he can be found exploring all
corners of the globe.
Barbie has been Chief Culture Officer at Gitlab Inc. since September 2017 and has over 20 years of HR experience.
Prior to GitLab, Barbie was VP, Talent for Netflix.
Lead Instructor with LUMA Institute and Head of Content Design with MURAL.CO. Tippin has worked remotely for more
than 25 years. Daily routine? He facilitates a workshop for the EU by 10AM, joins a design jam in Argentina at
lunch and wrap up with a coaching call to Australia.
Director of Product at Coworker.com - The global community-powered marketplace with
its entire team dispersed across various coworking spaces across the globe.
Passionate manager with more than 7 years of remote work experience. At his current job with Buffer, a fully
distributed company with no office, he leads the whole Mobile Area and is pushing Mobile Apps to the next level
For the last 10 years Stephan has supported corporate teams, start-ups, nonprofits to adopt new ways of working and
make remote collaboration a success. He currently lives in Brazil with his wife and 2 children.
Tuan has nearly 6 years experience in the staffing industry with Randstad and Robert Half. Most recently he was
working with Future Workplace as the Head of Sales, providing learning and development solutions that focus on the
Future of Work for Fortune 100 companies (Ernst & Young, IBM, CBS, Verizon, Google, GE, and more).