Forum HR: Cooperation with Remote Teams

Datum:  Mittwoch, 14.03.2018

Zeit:  17:30 Uhr - 21:00 Uhr

Ort:  WeWork Sony Center, Kemperplatz 1, 10785 Berlin

Veranstalter:  SIBB e.V.

Anno 2018, more and more companies are switching to partly, or completely remote teams.

Collaborating with a team located in another part of the country or even on the other side of the globe might seem challenging. So how come so many companies are doing it today?

We can find the right answers in innovative communication technologies that help to develop the right workflows, processes, and tools which make it possible for dispersed teams cooperate smoothly.
Distance is not an obstacle to successful completion of IT projects – but only if you know the right tools, hire the right people, and develop the right process.

During this event we will have a look at the insights of cooperation with remote teams, based on hands-on experience of our speakers:


17:30 - Registration at WeWork Sony Center

18:15 - Welcome Speech – Host: WeWork Sony Center and Organiser: SIBB

18:30 - Keynote Speaker 1 – Thomas van den Broek | EVOJAM

As a start-up, we are in the middle of this trend where we are having teams embedded with remote vendors and have our own teams who are partly remote. In this presentation we will provide the pro’s and cons together with the pitfalls of remote work.

Communication – How do you make your vendor ready for working with remote teams and where does the challenge lie in managing and finishing a project successfully.
Tools – Not every tool is suitable for the job, where as we selected and test the most successful tools to work with a remote team or/and cooperate with a remote vendor.
Process & People – The standards and values in a project, how do you align your team with the values a remote vendor might have and how do we overcome this.
People – People make or break any cooperation, whether in team or in cooperation with vendors. How do build a cohesive distributive team in line with the vendors values where not treading your own in the process

About the speaker: 
Thomas is Global Project Manager for Evojam. He started his remote managing experience in social healthcare where he actively worked with a remote US vendor and a Dutch Social Healthcare organisation to coordinate and set up a video call centre for people with a mental disability. He currently works on teambuilding and project building.



19:15 Keynote Speaker 2 – Mathias Mayer | PAPERPLANES

Adventures in Building and Growing a Globally Distributed Business

About the speaker:

Mathias Meyer is the former CEO and co-founder at Travis CI. He used to be an engineer and now focuses his thoughts and efforts on the intersection of distributed systems and teams, company culture, resilience engineering, and building healthy and profitable businesses.


19:45 Keynote Speaker 3: Przemek PM Mikus – Liki Mobile Solutions

Success stories of cooperation with remote teams

About the speaker:

Przemek PM Mikus is connecting briliant minds with most interesting projects on remote terms.

He is COO of Liki Mobile Solutions with over 15 years of experience in Software, IT and telecommunication. He has created Liki because of passion to New Technologies and possibilities to take part in processes that changes the world to a better one. Liki with it's software developers supports companies, scaleups, and startups located all across the Globe such as Germany, France, USA and other countries in areas like eHealth, Automotive and other business verticals.

20:00 Networking with Pizza and Drinks


We are very grateful for the hospitality and cooperation with WeWork Sony Center: