About Venkat Edagottu

Venkat Edagottu is a Senior Manager at Hitachi Vantara. He has 20+ years of working in the IT industry across various domains, including banking, healthcare, insurance, automobile, and finance, with globally distributed teams. He is passionate about aligning the team’s goals with the company vision. This has helped him to have continued success within consulting and leadership areas focused on collaboration, operational excellence & organizational development. Venkat loves inspiring team members and creating diverse and inclusive work environments. He is an active blogger, conference speaker, and passionate learner in his spare time. He can be reached at, and you connect with him on LinkedIn –

Speech title

7 Strategies To Build High-Performing Teams

Talk description

If you are a supervisor or a team leader, you know how difficult it is to manage distributed teams with constant pressure to perform and deliver quality product/service on time. This is especially true for offshore teams who are in different timezones, regions, cultures and working styles. If you do not put in effort to come up with effective strategies to manage these teams, it may eventually lead to low team morale, disgruntled employees, and most importantly poor performance. This is the reason why companies are investing millions of dollars in training, organizational and team development.

From my 20+ years of experience working in tech and managing teams I realized that as leaders we not only need to consider our structure of the team, but also the alignment and purpose of the work the team does. This is to ensure that we have clarity on the value the team creates. In my opinion, a high performing team flourishes in an environment where they know exactly how they contribute to the organization’s purpose.

In this talk I will share key strategies to improve team’s performance in delivering high value product/services to customers irrespective of their cultural and geographical differences. I will share proven techniques that help build high performing distributed teams. The tools and approaches I discuss will give the attendees a strategic and clear way to manage team processes and communication. These concepts will reinforce how to actually implement the principles in a real-world environment working with onsite/offshore teams to solve the pressing challenges.

3 Key takeaways:

  • Key strategies to transform strong teams into high-performing and self-managed teams
  • Tools and examples on how to practice these approaches as a daily ritual
  • Inspire team and deliver exponential results