Hi! I'm Craig Cockburn ("coburn") and I'm an agile coach, facilitator, conference speaker and remote worker based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This is me on one of the platforms I use, zoom.
I have been remote working for more than 30 years when I worked for an international computer company and collaborated with teams around the world from the office and the internet in my home. I took to this way of working really quickly and my first big feedback from remote working was to be offered a job from the team I was remotely training in the US. In my spare time in the early 90's I co-moderated a global language learning list and this helped me to become fluent long before apps and website were there to help us. I was also involved in TV, radio and newspaper interviews in connection with my hobbies and campaigns then. Communication at a distance can take many forms!
In the early 90s I wrote the UK's first guide to getting on the internet, the first online guide to Scotland and as part of my M.Sc. in 1993 wrote a research paper on the benefits of remote working. I have first hand experience working with teams in North and South America, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, India, Australia and Hong Kong and I have also supported distributed teams whilst being based in Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands, London, Belfast and Dublin. If your workplace isn't completely convinced about the benefits of remote working, I wrote an article a few years ago which might help you convince them.
I am active in the Scottish agile meetup community and also with the British Computer Society Agile Specialist Group. In the course of my work I have supported and delivered in person training events, hackathons, conferences and planning events.
I also run workshops
and I give in person and remote conference talks on strategy and red team thinking.
I have high quality audio and high speed internet for a great remote experience.
My full profile is available on LinkedIn . I am also a Chartered Manager, Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the British Computer Society and have trained as a SAFe Program Consultant, and IC Agile Enterprise Agile Coach.