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Breakfast Meeting
Managing Teams Across Time and Space
Lessons learned from a global business

with Dan Brown, Chief Engineer, Atkins Global 

Join your colleagues for a Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Everett, WA

Dan Brown 72Most businesses today will have teams working in different locations, but managing these teams effectively across different time zones and cultures isn’t an easy nut to crack, particularly in the increasingly international world of aerospace. This presentation explores the realities and practicalities of working across space and time, and shares one company’s experience of how it does and doesn’t work on a global level. It looks at the reasons why companies ‘go global’ and the five different models commonly used by companies moving to an international working model. It shares Atkins’ aerospace business’ experience of operating in each of the five models, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The presentation goes on to explore how companies have made international working work and the six principles of international working Atkins’ aerospace business has come upon, through trial and error, over the 10+ years it has been working as a global, integrated team. Finally, the presentation looks at several case studies of how major aerospace projects have been delivered across multiple locations and time zones, and the lessons learned along the way.

Attendees will leave the presentation with a better understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of international working, as well as practical tips on how they can make international, or multi-location, working work for them.

Why You Should Attend:
•  Network and build international aerospace connections
•  Partner with global companies to increase your reach
•  Learn whether ‘going global’ is right for you

Topics Include:
•  Pros and cons of going global
•  Atkins’ principles of working internationally
•  Benefits and pitfalls of international working
•  Practical tips on making international work for you


Date: Wednesday, April 8
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Everett Community College
Corporate & Continuing Education Ctr.
Room #116
2333 Seaway Blvd, Everett, WA
Cost: $50 for current paid PNAA Members
$75 for non-members
Includes breakfast
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 About Our Speaker: Dan Brown, Chief Engineer, Atkins Global

Dan started in the aerospace industry over 25 years ago and has since worked on major aerospace projects for companies including Airbus, BAe Systems, Boeing, Bombardier and Fairchild-Dornier.

Since 2009, Dan has worked for Atkins’ aerospace team on three continents. He started in the UK and lived for two years in Bangalore, India before moving to Seattle in 2011. His current role is to develop the technical culture of Atkins’ enthusiastic and rapidly-expanding team in Seattle.


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