Publication by Miro about the future of distributed teamwork

Couldn’t make the event? Here’s what you missed at Distributed ’22

Nov 18, 2022

At Distributed ’22, Miro’s free annual conference, we explored the theme: Make Space for Human. In 44 distinct sessions created by and for the Miro Community, 71 speakers, and thousands of attendees came together for two days to share solutions for collaborating, creating, and innovating together in an increasingly digitized and distributed world of work.

Couldn’t make it to the event or want to watch sessions again? We’ve got you covered! Explore the session highlights here, then visit the event replays.

Christina Srivastava

Content Strategy Lead at Miro

Keep reading to catch the highlights or view all recordings.

The Ways We Work Study

We asked 2,000 people about their relationship with work & received  some very human responses. Learn more

Exploring the future of work 

We all know the world of work is changing — we can feel it in our day to day. That’s why Distributed brought together speakers to dive into this burning topic. 

The Human Side of the Way We Work

Paul D’Arcy | Chief Marketing Officer at Miro

How have our feelings about work shifted in recent years? We surveyed over 2,000 knowledge workers to find out. In this Distributed ‘22 keynote, Miro CMO Paul D’Arcy unveils insights from our in-depth exploration of the evolving behavior, preferences, and priorities of today’s employees.

Walk away with insights from our Ways We Work study, as well as actionable solutions for fostering humanity in the modern workplace.

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Innovation in the Modern Workplace

Varun Parmar | Head of Product at MiroBriana Rogers | Head of Product Marketing at Miro

On the second day of Distributed, we looked to the future. Our Heads of Product and Product Marketing shared exciting product announcements that will create even better spaces for teams to collaborate and enable new ways of working — all to unlock your team’s potential.

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How Organizations Are Using Miro to Create a Better World

Max Harper | Visual Strategist at RefractiveKyle Chipman | Chief Process Officer at Chipman Design Architecture speaking on behalf of My Block My Hood My CityJovonee King (moderator) | Customer Education Facilitator at Miro

Countless nonprofit organizations around the world use Miro to develop and run innovative programs that serve their communities and the planet. In this session, we meet leaders from a few of these organizations and see how they keep Miro at the heart of their work as they strive to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.

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Working Smarter Through Your Tech Stack

Steve Wood | SVP Product, Platform at SlackEmma King | Director of Business Development at Dropbox
Sanjana Tandon | Head of Strategic Partnerships at MiroHollis Kool (moderator) | Partnership Marketing Manager at Miro

There’s no amount of tools that can resolve systemic collaborative inefficiencies like communication siloes, ineffective meetings, or time spent looking for information. Listen in as leaders from Slack, Dropbox, and Miro discuss how to enable all teams across an organization to make work easier, more engaging, and increasingly innovative.

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The Next Rules of Distributed Work: Mindset/Skillset/Toolset

Gary A. Bolles | Author of The Next Rules of Work and Chair for the Future of Work with Singularity University

The “great reset” of modern work has created a new world of distributed teams — and a world of new challenges. In this rapid-fire session, Gary A. Bolles shows how a “next” mindset, skillset, and toolset, can empower teams to come together and solve the problems of today and tomorrow.

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Nostalgia at Work: Building a Future By Looking Backward

Tess Dixon | Director of Design Operations at Condé Nast

According to an April 2021 Harvard Business Review article, nostalgia helps people “cope with life’s stressors, build strong relationships, find and maintain meaning in life, and become more creative and inspired.” You can harness this power by way of slide decks, Slack icebreakers, printed zines, and, of course, Miro, all of which Tess Dixon has put into practice at Condé Nast; she shares her experience here.

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Four Futures of Work

David Berthy | Senior Director at SalesforceTiffany Flynn | Director, Studio Strategy | Creative & Tech Studio

David Berthy and Tiffany Flynn from Salesforce share four distinct, but plausible, futures of work that make up the Talentopia landscape, as well as each future’s strategic implications. They also showcase how Miro is a useful tool for considering these different future possibilities and their impact on business decisions in the present.

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On meetings and workshops

How can we improve how we meet, collaborate, and interact in this new era of work? Learn from experts and peers who are dedicated to this problem.

Facilitation Can Get You a Seat at the Table

Jake Knapp | Author of The Sprint, Advisor at Miro, Co-Founder at Character VCShipra Kayan | Product Evangelist at Miro

The word “collaboration” shows up in almost every job description. Leaders have to unite teams across cultures, manage across geographies, and gather input across practices. However, most meetings are designed around presentations — a communication tool, not a collaboration tool.

In this session, Jake shares three basic facilitation techniques that will transform your meetings into active collaboration spaces.

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Turning “Meetings” into “Experiences”

Chris Stone | Enterprise Agile Coach at virtually agile

Tune into this insightful and interactive exploration all about turning “meetings” into engaging, playful, remotely-inclusive “experiences” that people actually enjoy.

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How Salesforce Agile Coaches Do More with Miro in Google Meet

Brent Barton | Director of Enterprise Agile Delivery at SalesforceHimali Tadwalkar | Head of Partner Programs and Marketing at Miro

Tune in as Brent Barton shares how he approaches his work as an Enterprise Agile Coach both on his own team, as well as for those he serves. He showcases how the integration between Miro and the Google Workspace provides the best alternative to in-person meetings for agile workflows, bringing all relevant information from Docs, Sheets or Slides together in one place.

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The (A)Sync Game

Vihar Parikh | Product manager at MiroLEonardo doin | Engineering manager at Miro
sophia chia | Product Marketing manager at Mirosrecko dimitrijevic | Product designer

As knowledge workers, we often ask, “Does this really need to be a meeting?” When the answer is no, we are faced with the challenge of asynchronous communication. Derive inspiration from the game that session attendees played to decide how best to communicate and collaborate with others at work: Sync or async.

You’ll also get a taste of Miro’s latest asynchronous collaboration feature: Talktrack!

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Meet Smarter, Not Harder

Learn more about Miro Smart Meetings

Find out why Product Teams love Miro

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For Product Development teams

Let’s take a look at sessions specific to product teams, teaching arming them with insights and tools to work, build, and innovate better together.

Using Miro To Grapple With the Beautiful Mess (of Product)

John Cutler | Product Evangelist & Coach at Amplitude

Behind the simplicity of a product exists a “mess” of assumptions, beliefs, and facts. Over-simplify and you’ll lose your most passionate problem solvers. Go too deep and you’ll lose the rest of the company. It’s not easy… especially when distributed.

Tune in as John Cutler shares how Amplitude helps customers fine-tune strategies using Miro.

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Miro for Developers: Building Miro Apps & Integrations

William Bishop and Addison Schultz | Developer Advocates at Miro

Learn from Miro Developer Advocates Will and Addison about how you can use the Web SDK, REST API, and Live Embed to fully customize and enhance the Miro experience for millions of users.

You’ll get tips and best practices while having a look under the hood of existing builds with these capabilities. You’ll be on your way to building your own apps and integrations with the Miro Developer Platform.

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Creating Miro Apps & Integrations: Expanding Miro’s Power

Max Harper | Chief Vision at RefractiveBentley Davis | Techincal Consultant at RefractiveSwarna Krishnaswamy | Lead Product Manager at Miro

Miro is a magical tool and its Developer Platform lets us write our own powerful spells. From data-syncing integrations to collaborative, creative and analytical tools; come explore the vast potential of Miro apps with Refractive, a visual thinking tool consultancy that builds Miro apps and integrations full-time for Miro Marketplace and enterprise clients.

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On team connection & collaboration

According to our Ways We Work study, workers feel drained by nonstop virtual meetings and emails. So how can workers today connect and collaborate in new ways? Let’s explore.

How Visualization of Work Builds High Performing Teams

Anna Ciula | Senior Engagement Lead at Red HatIlaria Doria | Principal Engagement Lead at Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn how using information radiators and sharing infectious enthusiasm can transform an organization’s ways of working, improve underlying communication, and lay foundations for a culture to blossom.

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The Power of Mental Models

Maja Voje | Founder at Growth Lab

Scale your ideas with Miro templates and empower the world to use your brain power. The Growth founder shares the importance of systemizing what we learn from mental models in Miro to scale professionally and share knowledge in an open and accessible way.

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Forgetting the Screen Between Us

Myriam Hadnes | Founder at

The pandemic has taught us what seemed impossible before: We can create deep connections, community, and friendships — and maybe even fall in love — online. We can be creative, solve problems, and collaborate through the screen as if we were in the same room. This magic doesn’t happen by coincidence. It requires some effort, some skill, and lots of care. In this session, we explore how to forget the screen between us and transition into a world without them.

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Navigate Ambiguity with More Confidence & Clarity

Frankie Kok | Founder and Learning Experience Designer at The Creative GymLaura McBain | Co-Interim Managing Director of the School of Design at at Stanford d.schoolMaureen Carroll | Founder at Lime Design Associates

From the global pandemic to climate change, we live in a time of constant change, unknowns, and ambiguities. What if we could recognize, rethink, and embrace ambiguity as an opportunity to learn and grow? Let’s learn about the stories, ideas, and tools that can help us better navigate ambiguity — together.

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