Tehama Announces Digital by Default Summit: A Community Event Featuring Insights From Leading Experts on Digital Workplace Transformation

Lesley Slack

Experts from Salesforce, YouTube, Teradici, IGEL, and other organizations share insights on proven strategies for sustaining a partial or full transition to a remote workplace.

OTTAWA, Ontario -- Tehama, the fastest, easiest, most secure way to deploy a global workforce, has announced its Digital by Default Summit, a free, month-long learning event on digital-first virtual workplaces beginning July 7. The Digital by Default Summit will feature prominent business leaders showcasing the best thinking on sustaining morale, productivity and security for transitioning to a digital-first workforce.

What began as a remote work experiment to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, will change the future of work as we know it. And leading businesses are taking this opportunity to arm themselves with the knowledge they need to reimagine the way they work, and where.

Tehama CEO Paul Vallée said he recognized the need for a community event bringing together an entire ecosystem of leading experts to help enterprises succeed in this next phase of remote working.

“We have survived the emergency transition, and now we turn our attention to inventing our new normal. Enterprises face a starkly different world that forces us to tackle new sources of risk while reimagining our workforce and workplace strategies. This era is rife with invention, opportunities to accelerate digital transformation, and new pathways for access to talent. Likewise, we see a new path to opportunities for talent, a new path to accelerate our diversity and inclusion goals,” said Vallée. “None of this will happen automatically. I am thrilled we can contribute by convening this community of doers and thought leaders to cross-pollinate expertise on the technology, strategy and culture shifts that are shaping the future of work for the decade to come.”

The Digital by Default Summit will feature two daily sessions with executive-level speakers, practical advice from business leaders, panels and sponsor demonstrations, all centered around sustaining a digital-first workplace. Tehama is also partnering with Work Awesome. As part of the summit, attendees are welcome to tune into daily episodes of the Remote Daily program, a virtual cafe to ease isolation and help us keep connected.

“The world of work was already changing quite fast before Covid-19 arrived, and the pandemic has served to dramatically accelerate these changes while also creating some new and unanticipated change,” said Steve Cadigan, Talent Hacker and Advisor at Cadigan Talent Ventures. “It's time we come together as a Digital Community to find out how we can best thrive in this dynamic new reality, and thus I’m really looking forward to engaging in the Digital by Default Summit. I hope to share with you some provocative ideas, and I hope to hear what many of you are facing in your lives as well so we can collaborate our way forward,” he added.

Digital by Default’s lineup of 50+ confirmed speakers includes:

Emil Aite, Co-Founder and CTO, Hoppier
Paul Baker, Senior Account Executive, Plurilock
Mike Barmonde, Amazon Business Development Manager, IGEL Technology
Todd Beaupré, Director of Product Management, YouTube
Alex Benay, Partner, Digital and Government Solutions, KPMG LLP
Steve Cadigan, Talent Hacker, Advisor and Author, Cadigan Talent Ventures
Shawn Chance, Venture Partner, OMERS Ventures
Casey Cheyne, Vice President, IGEL Technology
Peter Coffee, VP of Strategic Research, Salesforce
Pierre Couture, Founder and CEO, daregraphic
Jaymes Davis, Director of Product Strategy, Tehama
Judith Humphrey, Author and Leadership Communications Expert
Hassan Jaferi, CEO, Bitnobi
Andrea Johnson, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Ziad Lammam, VP, Product Management, Teradici
Meredith Brianne Lazowski, Head of Product Design, Bitnobi
Keith Millar, President, Pythian
Dan Pontefract, Founder and CEO, The Pontefract Group
Liora Raitblat, Senior Strategic Change Expert, Deloitte
Anastasia Valentine, VP AI Technology Commercialization, Rhonda AI
Paul Vallée, CEO and Founder, Tehama

For more speakers and panelists, visit the event website.

Tehama is grateful for the support of its community sponsors, including Bitnobi, Bluink, Communitech, Council of Canadian Innovators, Hoppier, IGEL, Invest Ottawa, Plurilock, Pythian, Remotedesk, Scale-Up Institute Toronto, and Teradici.

Register today to reserve your spot. For the latest news and updates, follow Tehama on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and #dbdsummit.


About Tehama
Tehama is the fastest, easiest, most secure way to deploy a virtual workforce. With our Virtual Office as a Service platform, enterprises can create cloud-based virtual offices, rooms, and desktops anywhere in the world. No other solution on the market today connects remote workers with mission-critical and data-sensitive systems, with the speed, agility, unparalleled security, and comprehensive audit trail via built-in SOC 2 controls, real-time activity feeds and session recordings that Tehama offers. For more information, visit tehama.io.

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