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Going Remote: How to Develop IoT Products with a Distributed Team

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The Very Team

June 9, 2020

34 mins

In this virtual summit, you will learn proven tactics to drive your IoT development projects forward in a remote-only environment.

Now more than ever, engineering leaders need to be ready to weather the storm while preparing for the future. In this virtual summit,you will learn proven tactics to drive your IoT development projects forward in a remote-only environment. 

You’ll learn:

  • Tools and tips for going remote
  • How to lead a distributed engineering team
  • Best practices for remote hardware engineering

Meet the Panelists


Mark Thirman,Board Member, MIT Enterprise Forum

Mark Thirman has over 30 years of experience in executive roles gathered in a broad range of telephony, infrastructure, and networking companies. Currently, Mark leads global IoT strategy within J.D. Power’s TMT group, a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, and data analytics. Mark has also worked with Amazon Web Services (IoT), Cloud Technology Partners, TELUS, and Vodafone (VP of M2M Americas).

Bill Baxter, CTO, Vizio

As CTO at Vizio, Bill manages all aspects of TV and audio product development. He manages software development across embedded, web, and mobile apps and cloud services operations powering over 10 million TVs and smart speakers.

Bill Brock, VP of Engineering, Very

Bill Brock, Very’s VP of Engineering, has managed remote teams for the last 6 years. He’s faced challenges like attracting and retaining the best talent, maintaining lines of communication, and building camaraderie without being together in person. 

Jeff McGehee, Director of Engineering, Very

As Director of Engineering at Very, Jeff McGehee used his 5 years of experience working remotely to build out Very’s remote hardware engineering practice. With electrical and mechanical engineers based across the country, Jeff is constantly challenging the notion that “hardware is hard.”

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