I joined the panel from the comfort of my home, but it felt like a real panel. The panelists could rotate their kubi towards each other to have discussions and the people in the webinar could participate. I’ve written an earlier blog post, including a video, about my experience.
On the 24th of February, we’re doing a similar setup on the mobile world congress in Barcelona. The topic we’re going to talk about is: ‘How mobile technology enables people to work from anywhere on the planet‘. The setup will be:
- There’ll be 5 kubis at the conference in the booth of Acer
- There will be a moderator at the conference
- All 5 panelists will be shown on a kubi
- A live audience can join the discussion in the booth of Acer
- We’ll also run it as a webinar so you can join remotely
What’s most interesting to me in this experiment is to see how this works with a live audience. I’ve seen many conferences fly in people from all over the world. This affects time, money and the environment. With this setup, we can have great minds join remotely while the knowledge transfer feels similar to a local setup.
Source : MobileNewsCWP
We’re going to discuss the possibilities for human beings to work wherever they see fit. The office has been invented in the industrial era. Factories were places people had to go to in order to get their work done. Then we invented office space because we had to get together to get office work done. Why do we still go to an office? Why do we spend hours in traffic jams, wasting time, polluting the world, while we don’t need to? Technology now enables us to have all our documents and systems in the cloud. We can communicate remotely using tools like Zoom, Skype and even telepresence hardware like kubi’s.
On the panel, we’ve got some experts in remote work join the discussion:
Marcus Rosenthal (joining live in Barcelona), Co-founder & CEO, Revolve Robotics, the creator of Kubi. Marcus is a creative entrepreneur, determined to bring innovative, useful, and interesting products to market.
Sylvain Mahe (joining from Singapore), is the Head of Agile at Palo IT, an innovative software development company. Agile/lean coach for 5+ years, Sylvain, works with medium to larger Agile transformations, crafting key strategies at the team, management and (CxOs) levels.
(joining from the US), is a co-founder of Hubstaff
, a time tracking software for remote teams. Hubstaff allows managers to see time spent on projects, screenshots, activity levels, in-depth reports and timesheets. Dave has been founding companies since 2004 with his first success coming at 23.
(joining us from a cruise ship around Venezuela), founder of nomad cruise
. He is digital nomad, from Germany and started the company WebWorkTravel to help you work online while travelling around the world.
Toni Schneider, (joining from San Francisco), is a Partner at True Ventures and used to be CEO of Automattic, a distributed company with 400 employees working from homes and co-working spaces in over 40 countries.
The author, Hugo Messer
(joining remotely OR in the booth of Acer), I’ve been building and managing teams around the world for over 10 years. My passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate.
I’ve got 1 more slot available for this panel (and slots on future panels). If you’re interested, please drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you want to join the panel discussion remotely, please sign up for the webinar
, which is set for February 24th, 15:00 – 16:00 CET.