Chris Herd is the Founder & CEO of Firstbase. Firstbase is an all-in-one provisioning platform for remote teams. Their platform lets companies set up, supply, maintain, manage and retrieve all the physical equipment remote workers need to do great work at home as a monthly subscription.
Chris has recently featured in Onalytica's Who's Who in The Future of Work report.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
I became a remote worker having missed my kids walking, laughing, and talking for the first time. I didn’t want to miss anymore. Having founded a remote-first company we discovered many of the challenges around building a remote company. As we began to see the quality of life benefits around remote work, we wanted to build the infrastructure that made it easier for companies to choose to go remote and give those benefits to their teams.
What sub-topics are you most passionate about?
Remote work, future of work, future of living.
What do you think the future holds in this space?
Remote work is going to go through a tremendous period of innovation over the next decade. In the same way that companies never embraced computers in the 90s, software in the 00s, internet in the 10s, got crushed by competitors that did, remote-first companies will dominate this decade and beyond by giving workers what they are demanding. A lot of work still has to be done in enabling remote working benefits rather than just replicating the office remotely.
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