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How to Run a Remote Problem Solving Meeting – Session 2

April 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
How to Run a Remote Problem Solving Meeting (using Design Thinking Concepts) Session 2 – Thur 30 April 13:00

Many organisations are struggling to adjust their business processes to the new reality of remote – or distributed – working. Meetings focused on reviewing pre-prepared material work well remotely with a screen share and a speaker but meetings that require brain-storming or a collaborative approach can be more challenging.


  • How can you drive the right level of collaboration and participation?
  • How can you ensure they’re efficient but still give everyone the chance to contribute?
  • How can you ensure the important items bubble to the top?


The reality is that many businesses have been doing this for years and there are some tools and processes that are great to help you maximise the remote productivity of your team.


This 1 ½ hour hands-on session uses concepts from the GV Design Sprint process in a fast-paced problem-solving format. One of the tools we use is a Lightning Decision Jam (a tool developed by AJ & Smart) – a practical and collaborative tool to run a one-hour Design Sprint. We also leverage Mural (an online whiteboard) for virtual post-it notes, a whiteboard space and voting dots to work through the exercises, whilst video chatting.


Rather than viewing remote working as an obstacle, this session will help you embrace the realities and exploit the potential. This session introduces you to tools (Zoom & Mural) we use while working remotely using the Design Thinking concepts. We will show you how you can get everyone’s voice heard and make sure that the important issues bubble to the top.


You don’t need to be familiar with the tools or the concepts as we will show you as we go along. Anyone who signs up will be asked for their email, and we will send on the links to the tools we will be using 1 hour before the event.


Workshop Facilitators:

Rohan Perera has recently been named as one of ten facilitators’ worldwide that has been chosen by Google to pilot their new Design Sprint community programme, in doing so, he is now the official Global Sprint Chapter Head for Ireland. Rohan setup Design Sprint Ireland meetup in 2017. The GV Design Sprint is referred to as the greatest hits of Design Thinking and Innovation Frameworks packaged into a fast process that any team can use.


Rohan has run several Design Sprints for large companies in the US, UK & Ireland and trained over 300 Design Sprint facilitators. He consults with some of the world’s biggest companies in the areas of Design Sprint, Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Innovation.


Entrepreneurship is a passion for Rohan and he has been involved with and taught on a number of accelerator and startup programme such as INSEAD’s Startup Bootcamp (Singapore), Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers programme, NovaUCD’s Student Enterprise Competition, IADT’s Student Bootcamp, BOI’s TY Academy, Social Entrepreneur Ireland’s Impact programme, TUD’s iCubed programme.


Raomal Perera is an Entrepreneur & Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD. Raomal co-founded two technology companies; ISOCOR was listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and subsequently acquired by Critical Path in 1999. Network365 acquired US company iPin and formed Valista in 2003. Valista was acquired by Aepona in 2009 and Aepona was acquired by Intel in 2013.


Raomal was a past recipient of the Irish Software Association’s (ISA) Outstanding Software Achievement and a finalist in the Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards. Raomal was one of 40 entrepreneurs worldwide chosen to the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) as a technology pioneer. Headed by Raomal, Valista also won a number of industry accolades, ranging from the Wall Street Journal Innovation GOLD award for business, and the Mobile World Congress Award for the most innovative product. Raomal was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ by the Business Excellence Institute in 2018.




PLEASE NOTE: Email addresses for attendees will be shared with the presenters of this session who will send a login in link one hour before the session starts.