Example Track 1

The Long View of Telework

Mar 24, 2021

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Jamie Holcombe

Chief Information Officer

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

As one of the earliest proponents of telework, the PTO CIO will discuss what to expect when the workforce works remotely routinely. Are there adjustments that have to be made to make it work over time?  How do you build teams in remote work environment?  How do organizations choose whether to go to a hybrid work arrangement with some office time and some remote? One of the most common reactions right now is that workers miss spending time with their peers. How does PTO deal with people wanting to interact with each other in person and not on a Zoom or Teams call?