Experts worth hearing

We bring together a wide spread of talent to make your mind race and synaptic neurone positively glow with excitement. You won’t want to miss the hard-earned lessons from some pretty amazing people in the software industry.


Speaker List

Alex Osterwalder

Founder, Strategyzer

Alexander Osterwalder is a speaker, teacher, business model innovator and software entrepreneur.

Giacomo ‘Peldi’ Guilizzoni

CEO, Founder, Balsamiq

Giacomo Guilizzoni is universally known as Peldi, because it’s easier for everybody.

Dupsy Abiola

CEO, Founder, Intern Avenue

We first met Dupsy at our Lean Startup event with Eric Ries where, not exactly backward about coming forward, she was first in line to pitch a question to Eric.

Vince Darley

VP Growth, Deliveroo

Vince Darley is the VP Growth at Deliveroo, a tech company focused on delivering your favourite restaurant meals to your door, through a combination of great software, fantastic operations and logistics, and topnotch marketing.

Jon Reynolds

CEO, co-Founder, Swiftkey (now Microsoft)

Jon Reynolds is co-founder and CEO of SwiftKey, the keyboard time-saver used by over 300 million people. SwiftKey’s mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology.

Dana Denis-Smith

Founder CEO, Obelisk Support

Dana Denis-Smith, ex-lawyer and journalist, founded in 2010 to keep City lawyers, especially mothers, working flexibly, around their family or other personal commitments and to provide clients with an affordable and quality legal support.

Kirsten Butzow

Product, Pragmatic Marketing

Kirsten has 20 years experience of product management and marketing with leading Global 500 companies including Pearson and Fujitsu.

Craig Sullivan

Founder, Optimal Visit

Craig has been blending UX Research, Analytics, Split Testing, Conversion Optimisation and Voice of Customer techniques since 2006.

Doerte Letzmann

Assistant to the CTO , Redgate Software

Doerte is the assistant to the CTO at Redgate Software.

Jason Eckenroth

Founder/exCEO, ShipCompliant

Jason bootstrapped his first company, to help wineries simplify compliance and lower the barriers of entry for direct sales.

Simon Johnson

General Manager UK, Freshdesk

As UK General Manager, Simon leads Freshdesk’s efforts to grow its market penetration throughout the UK. Freshdesk is one of the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies.

Scott Eblen

Director of Product Management, Twitter

Scott has worked in product management roles in some of the largest and smallest tech companies on the planet.

Peter Coppinger

CEO Founder, Teamwork

From a young age, Peter Coppinger, from Bantry in West Cork, dreamed of creating a software company. In 1999, straight out of college, he and Dan Mackey founded “Digital Crew” and spent 6 years making hundreds of database-backed websites and software applications for clients.

Jon Torrens

Principal, Jon Torrens

Jon’s worked as a designer (and experienced the joy of deadlines) at games companies including Sony and Criterion, and as a professional stand-up comic for a few years, so he knows how to engage and motivate. Occasionally he can be funny too.

Anna-Jayne Metcalfe

CEO Founder, Riverblade Software

Anna is Riverblade’s founder. She has over 15 years experience of working on development projects in both the military and commercial sectors.

Andrus Purde

Head of Marketing, Pipedrive

Andrus Purde is head of marketing at Pipedrive, a simple tool that helps small teams get their sales organized. He is currently managing a team of 20+ marketers across offices in Tallinn, New York and London.

Greg Menvielle

CEO Founder, SmartNotify

Gregory Menvielle (@pyramedium) is a French-American entrepreneur and founder and

Tim Dobson

Founder, Migration Dragon

Tim @tdobson of Migration Dragon could talk to you about trekking to unclimbed mountains in Central Asia. He could help you imagine what it’s like to stand in a general election or pitch to YCombinator.