[Replay] Next Normal: Work

Operating as a “Remote First” workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic is giving businesses an opportunity to discover the full potential of working remotely. Digital leaders such as Facebook, Twitter, Square and others have already committed to adopting a “Remote First” approach. "Office-centricity is over," according to Tobi Lütke, Shopify's CEO. This could lead to the emergence of a corporate culture shift that makes virtual the de facto mode of operation for employees.

“We want employees to be able to work where they feel most creative and productive,” said a spokesperson from Square. “Remote First” businesses could not only cut costs in office space but also appeal to potential future employees who prefer flexibility in work location and even support new modes of collaboration and productivity.

Discussion topics

In this webinar, we discuss:

  • Considerations and potential impacts of “Remote First” on companies
  • Technologies and solutions empowering a distributed workforce
  • Examples of “Remote First” policies and how they work
  • Team building, collaboration and company culture in distributed companies


Wilson Lau

Wilson Lau
Principal, Software Architect
Orange Silicon Valley
Email: wilson.lau@orange.com

Guest speaker

Yvette Cameron

Yvette Cameron
Co-Founder and EVP
Velocity Career Labs


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The Next Normal series is produced by Orange Silicon Valley, the innovation division of the Orange Group that collaborates with startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and enterprises. Building on Orange’s 20+ years of immersion in Silicon Valley, the webinars will help executives at the Fortune 500 understand Silicon Valley’s impact on the global digital economy. We extend these webinars to Orange Business customers for complimentary thought leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. Orange Silicon Valley brings together corporations to access Silicon Valley innovation through the expertise, startup network and scalability of Orange Business through the xForce co-innovation program. Interested in learning more about xForce? Contact David Martin: david1.martin@orange.com.