Los Angeles (LA)

Technology Executives CEO Group

2nd Friday of the month |  8:00 am – noon |

Upcoming Meeting

Friday, June 14, 2024

Discussion Topic:

With Remote Employees: What’s Working Now?

What’s currently shaping the world of remote work?

Several recent articles provide insights. All about what’s happening. Some also on how to ensure it’s advantageous to our individual businesses. More below:

In a world of hybrid and remote work, both on- and off-site employees are looking for more connectivity, more purpose, and a sense of how and where they fit into a company’s long-term talent strategy. When workers don’t find those things in an organization, they disengage, retention takes a hit, and performance and productivity can suffer. [McKinsey Article May 17, 2024]

“Click. Scroll. Add to cart. Now toggle back to that Zoom meeting.”…”We’re Spending Billions on This Work-From-Home Indulgence.” [Wall Street Journal (WSJ) May 20, 2024]

“ways for colleagues who aren’t physically together to feel connected to the mission.”… “leaders are struggling with how to create and sustain corporate culture when workers come into the office only some of the time, or not at all.” (Takeaways from WSJ reported interviews.) [Wall Street Journal September 23, 2023]

In addition to a brief presentation which delves deeper into today’s key issues noted above, plus other articles dealing with remote employees, we’ll discuss the following:

  • What’s working for you to keep your remote employees engaged in work that meets your company’s objectives?
  • How are your creating and sustaining corporate culture when workers come into the office only some of the time, or not at all?
  • How are you ensuring retention of your remote workers?
  • Anything you’ve heard about today, that you believe would be worth implementing soon in your organization?

As always, we’ll look to hear and discuss “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?,” and we’ll also serve as Strategic Advisory Board Members to Oli Thordarson, as he makes his Featured Member Presentation.

Oli Thordarson, is CEO of Alvaka, which he founded in 1982 (formerly known as Alvaka Networks). As an IT service provider, the company builds upon its own brands with service products like AlvakaNet(TM), NetSecure(TM) and DRworx(TM). AlvakaNet is a network monitoring and management service that guarantees Alvaka customers that their networks are up and running 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year. The unique differentiator of this service is the ability to monitor servers, routers and switches, etc. at a hardware level; SQL, Exchange, Oracle at the application level; and monitoring of the end-user experience even when the hardware and software is running in cloud computing environments. Alvaka’s NetSecure team performs a hundred-plus ransomware recoveries per year, some of the cases you have read about in the news. This business is growing about 50% per years and Oli is planning an equity event for this unit around 2025. You will see Oli as a regular participant in Ziff-Davis, Baptie, Channel Company, SMB Techfest seminars and webinars on IT technology topics. An early pioneer in IT managed services, Oli was the founding Chairman of Intel-backed Global MSP Network.

Session Dates

2024: JAN 12     FEB 9    MAR 8    APR 12    MAY  10   JUN  14    JUL 12    AUG 9    SEP 13    OCT 11    NOV 8    DEC 13

This Table meets on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Monthly meetings are held via Zoom with occasional In-Person events.

Past Discussion Topics Include

Your Use of Coaches - What's Working?


What's Working With Remote Work?


Key Issues Shaping Your 2021 Strategy


Negotiating - To Grow Your Company


No Code, RPA, & AI - Where Are You Using These?


Back To Work: How?


Prepping Effectively For Uncertainty


COVID-19: What’s Best for Your Company Now?


Strategic Partnering to Accelerate Growth
What's Worked for You? How? & Why?


Trends to Ride & to Deflect- Over the Next Two Years


Effective Remote Team Members - What Works?


Hiring & Retaining Key Talent - What Works?


Gaining Competitive Advantage With Analytics, How?


Key Issues Shaping Your 2020 Strategy


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