Discover upcoming events for current and aspiring operations leaders and anyone who have a passion for or interest in operations.
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All Operations Events
February 9, 2023
ON Community Winter Drinks - London
Organiser: Operations Nation (For ON Community members only)
January 23, 2023
The Ops Debate - Do You Really Need OKRs?
Please join us for Tech Nation’s online Ops Debate panel discussion session. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are one of the most talked about management tools of the 21st century. It's widely known that Google adopted them in their early days, and they've come to seem like something that all tech businesses should have. If you're leading a scale-up, you've probably got them, or you're thinking about using them, or you tried them and found they didn't work. Articles arguing the case for and against OKRs are everywhere. Advocates praise their ability to create focus and cross-functional alignment. Skeptics criticise the difficulty of maintaining them and the way local targets cause people to lose sight of the big picture. So - who's right? We bring both sides of the debate together for a lively conversation, with plenty of practical takeaways. Speakers: Sarah Touzani, Co-founder & CEO of Waggle Paul Doran, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer, Nuon AI Kristen Shannon, CEO, Highliner Technology
Organiser: Tech Nation 🎟 Registration 🌐 Online event
January 18, 2023 5:00 PM (GMT)
ConversatiON with Jen Bergren
New Year, New Ops: Getting the Right Documentation Systems In Place Documentation is essential for business and career growth. By setting up good documentation systems and processes, you can: • Offer 30-hour workweeks and attract talent • Onboard new employees quickly, to increase revenue faster • Easily see, agree on, and improve your processes • Iterate and experiment more efficiently Yet so often, documentation is still looked at as a nice-to-have - or worse, a chore - and gets banished to the bottom of our priority lists.Ops often leads the charge in getting documentation systems in place - and with the start of a new year, it's the perfect time to start off strong and do some clean-up that will make everyone's lives easier. Guest Speaker: Jen Bergren, Former Head of Operations at Remotish, a HubSpot RevOps & WebOps agency
Organiser: Operations Nation 🎟 Registration 🌐 Online event
January 12, 2023
Segmenting Your Customers for Operational Success
Scaling authentic, thoughtful, and efficient customer outreach is a massive undertaking that often falls on...you guessed it...operations. In this interview, Brandon Beall, Director of Client Success Operations at Cvent will walk listeners through his model to scale a successful customer outreach program with an emphasis on meeting customers where they are. RSVP to listen in and ask Brandon your questions!
Organiser: AdaptivOps 🎟 Registration 🌐 Online event
October 3, 2022 → October 4, 2022
Operations Nation cONference 2022
A global two half-day virtual conference specifically designed for startup and scaleup operations professionals to discuss the many challenges encountered along the path to “operational excellence”, hear from seasoned ops leaders, and connect with other ops folks from across the globe.
Organiser: Operations Nation 🎟 Registration 🌐 Online event
August 4, 2022 → August 7, 2022
London COO Roundtable Retreat in Spain
The London COO Roundtable Summer Retreat is moving forward at pace! We have booked an amazing villa in Partaloa, Almeria, Spain from the 4th to the 7th of August. It will be an amazing experience at a wonderful venue including group coaching and workshops, networking, great food and drink, some brilliant excursions and a bit of relaxation time thrown in. Coaching topics for our sessions together include: • Locating your zone of genius • Your drivers and how they affect how you show up • Role self actualisation (be it the COO role or a-n-other) • Leading consciously and taking radical responsibility • Relational & co creational TA; taking a look at your relationships including with yourself If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, check out our website at www.cooroundtable.com
Organiser: London COO Roundtable
July 6, 2022
ConversatiON with Janie Links, Founder of High Calibre People
Over the last decade, we've seen a general increase in the recognition of how important People Strategy and People Operations are to an organisation. It's no longer just about the compliance of stereotypical HR tasks like contracts, compensation, and benefits, but the fine art of attracting, hiring, onboarding, managing, and progressing staff through their employee life cycle. As such, it turns out that COOs and other operations leaders are often accountable for people operations, either directly or indirectly. 👥 Please join us for what will be an exciting cONversation with Janie Links, Founder of High Calibre People! With Janie’s help, you can find out how to act as a Chief People Officer when your company doesn't have one. 👀 We'll discuss: • How do you help your company create a functional leadership team, especially when other leaders are behaving dysfunctionally? • How do you design a company-wide org structure with clearly defined functions, without creating silos? • What phases of the employee journey are the most important to build processes around as you scale your business? • And any other questions you have! 💬
Organiser: Operations Nation 🎟 RSVP here 🌐 Online event
April 7, 2022
ConversatiON with Aviv Bergman, Co-Founder & CEO at Gluework, and a serial operations leader
Over the last couple of years, operations roles have been on the rise. Actually wait...that's an understatement. The demand for operations professionals has been crazy and through the roof. We're definitely not complaining...but we want to understand the reasons why. Is it that companies suddenly realised that, in our increasingly competitive world, innovative ideas coupled with subpar execution is not enough and operational excellence is everything? Or is it something else? 🤔 In the months to come, we'll dig deeper into what the future holds for operations, not forgetting to look back and where we're at right now. We'll discuss: • How operations evolved over the last decade. • How the perception around it changed, which aspects of it are timeless, and which ones should be discarded. • What still needs to be improved and the tradeoffs. • What's the trajectory for the operations field in the next decade. • How can we, as a community of current and future operations leaders, build a brighter future for ourselves?
January 27, 2022 6:00 PM (GMT)
The Rise of RevOps: In Conversation with Mark Znutas, VP, GTM Strategy and Ops at Hubspot
Join Mark Znutas, Vice President, GTM Strategy and Operations for a 30 min. session on the Rise of Revenue Operations, and the impact it has had on operations professionals. The past 10 years have marked a shift in the way internal operations are viewed. Operations used to be viewed as a career people fell into— now it is a specialty that professionals strive to attain. Mark Znutas has spent the last 7 years of his career at Hubspot witnessing this shift from inside the world of operations. In this session, Mark will discuss his progression from a Sales Strategy and Operations Analyst to his current role as VP, GTM Strategy and Ops at Hubspot, lessons learned along the way, how the shift in operations has affected his career, and what that means for the future of operations.
December 16, 2021 6:00 PM (GMT)
Growing Your Operations Tech Stack with Greg Bennett from Workday
Join Greg Bennett, Senior Manager of Legal Operations at Workday to discuss growing and maintaining your operations tech stack. Operations professionals are often seen as the go-to source for improving processes and innovating on the fly. That is why it is so important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest technologies. When you have the right tech stack, anything is possible. But it can be difficult to find the right tech, receive approval, and implement it effectively. During this 30 min. session, Greg will share his approach to remaining agile in today's fast paced operations landscape by seeking out and implementing the latest technologies. Attendees will walk away with a playbook on how to manage their tech stack and bring in new tech to improve their operations.
December 2, 2021 2:00 PM (GMT)
The first ever global conference for startup and scaleup operations professionals. Half-day event featuring two panels with operations leaders, fireside chat with Allison Pickens (investor, former Gainsight COO) and Hari Raghavan (CEO and Founder of AbstractOps), ops specialities focused roundtables, networking sessions, and operations awards ceremony.
November 18, 2021 5:00 PM (GMT)
Culture Pioneers 2021 Virtual Awards
The Culture Pioneers Awards recognises the most driven and innovative people professionals shaping company culture.
Organiser: Culture Pioneers 🎟 Register here 🌐 Online event
November 4, 2021 4:00 PM (EDT)
How To Be A Rockstar RevOps Job Candidate (& How to Hire One)
As the RevOps job market accelerates, there’s no better time to find the role you’ve always wanted. If you’re looking to land a job in RevOps or want to make strategic hires to grow your RevOps team, tune in to the next shOPS Talk on Thursday, Nov. 4. Joining us is one of the leading RevOps recruiters, Jerry Bonura. Jerry’s sharing everything you need to know to become a rockstar RevOps job candidate and land your next job.
Organiser: Wizards of Ops 🎟 Register here 🌐 Online event
November 4, 2021 11:00 AM (PDT)
Marketing Ops Confessions
Behind Every Great Revenue Leader, Campaign & Tech Stack Is A Marketing Ops Hero.
November 4, 2021 10:00 AM (PDT)
Scaling Your Operations Strategy with Venketesh Iyer, Head of Business Operations at Facebook
Join Venketesh Iyer, Head of Business Operations at Facebook, for a 30 minute session on scaling your operations strategy. It can be difficult to take a step back and look at your operations with a big picture lense, when you're stuck in the weeds constantly trying to solve everyday issues. During this 30 min. session, Venktesh will share insights into his strategy for tackling operations at scale. Attendees will walk away with actionable methods for solving those large, looming ops challenges.
September 30, 2021 5:00 PM (GMT)
COO: what's *the* job? With Jeff Szczepanski, COO at Sphere, ex-COO at Stack Overflow
Operations roles have been on the rise, including that of the Chief Operating Officer. The COO role is incredibly exciting but also complex. It differs vastly depending on the industry, company size and stage of the business, not to mention the strengths and weaknesses of their "other half", the CEO. At Operations Nation, our main goal is to help operations professionals to thrive at every stage of their operations career. Therefore we’re incredibly excited to partner with Jeff Szczepanski, a seasoned COO and successful entrepreneur. Drawing from his unique experience, at this event Jeff will be diving deeper into the following topics: - Why do companies need COOs? - Why the rise of this role over the last decade? - Do companies need COOs or...someone else? - What's the difference between a COO and other operations leadership roles? - What is the COO supposed to do, i.e. what's the job?
November 19, 2020 6:30 PM (GMT)
Remote Working Operations. Solving Payroll, HR, Tax & Compliance Challenges
All about the operational challenges and solutions of remote working, with a focus on payroll, HR, tax and compliance.
Organiser: Operations Nation 🌐 Online event
February 4, 2020
So you want to be a COO?
The role of a Chief Operating Officer (COO) is extremely hard to define and multi-layered. It often differs greatly depending on the company size and industry. There are very few books, articles or resources to help answer the question "What does a COO actually do?" Professionals with varying backgrounds ascend to the COO role and succeed in it. But what do they all have in common? What makes a good COO? And what do you need to know/do to become a great one? This event was for both aspiring COOs and current COOs who are looking to further their career development and network with other professionals who are passionate about operations. This is an insightful panel of five amazing operations leaders at different stages of their career, each sharing their experiences scaling their respective businesses. This is a rare opportunity to learn how to best prepare for and succeed in an ops career path.
Organiser: Ops Stories & COOhort 🎟 Register here 🌍 London, UK