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Roundtable: The New Normal: How Companies Are Evolving & Reacting to Distributed Working

Allison Francis  (SVP, Finance & Business Operations, Hyper Hippo)

Date: Thursday, August 6

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Pass Type: Conference Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Production & Team Management

Format: Interactive Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

The Distributed Working Roundtable aims to bring leaders from all disciplines together to discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this roundtable is to help leaders identify strategies in managing during a crisis and gain practical advice on what benefits can be carried forward to create a more effective working environment. During the roundtable, the following questions will be addressed: How do you prepare your team to work remotely during times of a crisis? How should you shift your focus when you lead a remote team? How can you bring your team members together? How do you create and maintain momentum with a distributed team? What mistakes have you made that others can learn from? How do you stand out as a distributed worker? What does your return to work strategy look like?

All Roundtable sessions are first come, first serve. Adding a Roundtable session to your schedule doesn't guarantee you a spot in the session.


Roundtable participants will takeaway actionable insights on distributed working. They will gain an understanding of effective leadership during a crisis, insight on how the pandemic has helped studios evolve towards a distributed culture, and gather tips on how to effectively collaborate as a remote contributor.

Intended Audience

The audience could include both games studio leaders that are looking to leverage learnings on how to manage, connect, and inspire distributed teams, as well as individuals of all disciplines learning to grow their talents and connect with colleagues as a remote worker.