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STICKY POST: All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

STICKY POST: All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks.

If you want to watch previous BoS Talks, you can access all of the publicly available ones from here, listed by year. The more recent talks will link to the video of the talk, a transcript, the speakers slides, any follow up online AMAs and attendee notes. Great talks on building SaaS and software businesses.

Enjoy!

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Speaker Slide Decks from Business of Software Conference Europe 2017

Speaker Slide Decks from Business of Software Conference Europe 2017

Business of Software Conference Europe 2017 took place over 2 days packed with networking and fantastic speakers. Our ace camera crew are busily working on the talk videos, but in the meantime here are the slides from the sessions in order of appearance. (Note not all speakers used slides, another reason that you should get there in person next time if you didn’t make it this time).

Slide Decks for Business of Software Conference Europe 2017

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Running a Conference? Don’t Break a Leg.

Running a Conference? Don’t Break a Leg.

The 4th Business of Software Conference Europe 2017 is over but the memories will stay with us for a long time, for lots of, mainly, great reasons!

The Planning Before the Storm. Pre-Event Briefing

 

We were delighted to welcome awesome software and product people for the first time to London last week. A huge thanks to everyone who came from around the world and made it such a special event. Who would have thought that when one of our speakers, Kirsten Butzow, offered a prize for the person that had traveled the furthest to attend, it would kick off a fight between the Australians in the room? (Thanks Scott and Tim. There was a New Zealander too but he was too polite to say anything).

Here are a few of the things that will stay with us.

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BoS Europe 2017 Reading List: Great Business Books for Growing Software Companies

BoS Europe 2017 Reading List: Great Business Books for Growing Software Companies

A lot of our BoS Europe speakers (and attendees) are very well-read individuals, so we take their recommendations seriously.

As requested, we’ve compiled a list of books name-checked during the course of our conference last week. If we missed any, do let us know! (Hat-tip to @softwareverify and @leonather for their help in collating this list).

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Business of Software Conference

 

The 2017 Business of Software Conference Europe is in full swing…

Talks and photos from the event will go online in due course – register for updates and be the first to know.

If you missed out on BoS Europe this year, you can get your BoS fix by viewing past talks – or pre-register your interest for BoS Europe 2018.

Don’t forget we also have Business of Software Conference USA and the Internet of Things conference coming up later this year.

 

 

To get a flavour of the event, view past talks,
Our next event is Business of Software USA – Boston, September 18-20 2017

 

 

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Here I Go Again. Why My Second Startup is Different. | Nick Halstead, Cognitive Logic | BoS Europe 2016

Here I Go Again. Why My Second Startup is Different. | Nick Halstead, Cognitive Logic | BoS Europe 2016

Nick Halstead, CEO & Founder, Cognitive Logic

Nick is the Founder of Cognitive Logic Inc which is building unique technology to allow collaboration on corporate data between companies without data needing to be shared or transmitted.

Nick discusses some of the things that he has learned at DataSift he is applying to his new startup, from deciding when to take money, the good and bad of relying on large partners, dealing with organisational change in a high growth business and coping with the everyday stresses and strains of running a business in hyper-growth mode as a first time founder with a young family.

Hear from more founders at Business of Software Europe 2017: our agenda features talks from the founders of Intern Avenue, Swiftkey, Teamwork and more

Slides, Video, Notes & Transcript below

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Throwback Thursday – Lightning Talks

We’ve just announced the Lightning Talk speakers for BoS Europe 2017 (check them out over here); we can’t wait to hear them, but to keep us going in the meantime we’ve collected together some of our favourite Lightning Talks from previous years – take 10 minutes to listen and learn.

 

Below you will find:

⚡ How to get an extra 120 minutes in your day: Peter Szanto, Springtab

⚡ Sense and Respond: Principles for the Next Century Of Work: Josh Seiden. (We liked Josh’s talk so much we invited him back for BoS USA 2017).

⚡ The Art of Giving Feedback Sylvana Rochet, The Insightful Executive

⚡ Is privacy a red herring? Joan Mulvihill, Irish Internet Association

 

We’ll be seeking Lightning Talk speakers for BoS USA ahead of our September event.  If you’re interested, get ahead of the game and drop us a line.

 

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Growing Profitable Businesses in the Second Machine Age | Stephen Allott, Pebble Code | BoS Europe 2016

Growing Profitable Businesses in the Second Machine Age | Stephen Allott, Pebble Code  | BoS Europe 2016

Stephen Allott spoke at Bos Europe 2016 – just one example of the smart software people we bring to our events. View our BoS Europe 2017 agenda for more information about this year’s speakers.

Stephen Allott, Chairman, Pebble Code

We’re in the Second Machine Age, demand for software is rocketing. Large enterprises and governments are adopting cloud, open source, SaaS platforms and bespoke agile apps. They’re trying to re-engineer processes, transform service quality and costs. There has never been a better time to grow a software business and sell to large organisations.

Companies in all industries want a ‘digital transformation’ but also have to overcome the internal barriers within their own organisations to change. Stephen, draws on his experiences working with the UK’s Government Digital Service to share lessons learnt in attempting to transform one of the largest, most IT intensive behemoths into an organisation that is, ‘Digital by Default’ How can you profit from this shift?

Slides, Video, Notes & Transcript below

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

If you haven’t been affected by mental health, you might lack empathy. Mental health is something that affects everyone, rich, poor, introvert, extrovert, clever, not so much. It doesn’t just affect the people with a condition or illness, it affects the people around you – family, friends, colleagues.

You’re not alone. I experience periods of depression and was only recently diagnosed as ADHD. I’m not looking for sympathy/a discussion/diagnosis, I simply mention that because I have found that by doing so, other people feel able to talk about their issues, sometimes for the first time. That can help them and makes me feel good.

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Lessons from Lighting Talks – A ‘How To Guide’ for potential conference speakers

Lessons from Lighting Talks – A ‘How To Guide’ for potential conference speakers

We’ve just closed applications for Lightning Talks for Business of Software Conference Europe.

As we sort through dozens and dozens of applications, a record number, we wanted to share some of the approaches to applying to speak that work better than others. Some applications make us laugh out loud, some make us cry, some leave us a bit puzzled.

These might be useful pointers for anyone applying to speak at any conference – I know speaking with other conference organisers that many of us get the same range of applications.

Some thoughts on making a stand out speaking application.

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