About Christophe Kolb

Looking for practical advice and thought leadership in an IT world that’s increasingly working remotely? In today’s global and virtual business environment, geographically distributed teams are an everyday fact of life for most mid- to large-size companies, especially in IT, where global resourcing has become mainstream for over a decade. However, IT leaders must learn to implement key success factors and avoid common pitfalls; without upfront planning and ongoing governance, the obvious benefits of working remotely can easily be reversed and result in organizational setback.

Making remote IT work. This blog is focused on best practices and real-world learnings to enable IT professionals make remote IT work.

Christophe is one of the original pioneers of the technology-enabled remote services industry. He co-founded Talent Trust (http://www.talenttrust.com) in 2000 to help clients meet their staffing needs with flexible access to highly skilled IT professionals located offshore.

Talent Trust, the reliable and flexible offshore partner you’ve come to know and trust over the last decade is now tightly focused on providing innovative and affordable mobile solutions for the enterprise. Headquartered in San Francisco, Talent Trust employs mobile experts at our own development centers in Córdoba, Argentina and Lima, Peru.

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Completely hands on and entrepreneurial to the core, our overseas management teams and senior developers have a direct interest in the success of their operation. This incentive model promotes long term resource continuity and ensures unconditional alignment with our clients’ success. As a result, our employees treat their clients’ projects as their own and infuse each engagement with an entrepreneur’s “must win” spirit – in contrast to the “nine to five” norm.

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In addition, a dedicated San Francisco-based engagement management team guarantees our clients’ satisfaction, specifically taking over the extra tasks associated with offshoring that arise from physical separation. An integral part of the Talent Trust offering, this onshore service is designed to take the friction out of working remotely and ranges in scope from: screening, matching, and allocating the resources; to monitoring their work along with productivity metrics, reporting on progress and project milestones, and facilitating communication; all the way to flagging and resolving any problems, timekeeping, and billing.

Christophe graduated from the University of Oxford in Physics and Philosophy and earned a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in Computation and Neural Systems. Christophe is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on various subjects, ranging from labor globalization, services virtualization, to the convergence of IT and biology, and has authored and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature and The Journal of Neuroscience.

More about Christophe: http://www.linkedin.com/in/christophekolb

Christophe can be reached at: christophe.kolb@talenttrust.com

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