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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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Accommodation – everything you need for staying in Cambridge for #BoS2020

Accommodation – everything you need for staying in Cambridge for #BoS2020

You’re coming to Cambridge, so where best to stay?

You’ve got your BoS ticket, you’ve planned your journey to Cambridge and now you just need to work out where to rest your head between all the amazing talks, dinners, and discussions.

The conference is based in Churchill College and the best option for attendees to be able to make the most of your trip without any hassle is to stay in Churchill College’s onsite accommodation. In a green site on the west of Cambridge’s city centre, Churchill College offers accommodation for up to 468 people, many of their rooms overlook inner courtyards or the College’s surrounding grounds and gardens.

We recommend booking in advance as we cannot hold rooms. Prices start from approx £60 per night (inc VAT). Click here to book

Planning on staying a little longer, or bringing guests? Book a hotel within the city to make the most out of what Cambridge has to offer.

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Positioning For Growth: How To Make Complex Products Obviously Awesome | April Dunford, Ambient Strategy | BoS USA 2019

Positioning For Growth: How To Make Complex Products Obviously Awesome | April Dunford, Ambient Strategy | BoS USA 2019

April Dunford, Founder, Ambient Strategy

Sometimes it takes a system design engineer and some cat gifs to really help you see what you’re doing and this funny and informative talk from Boston in 2019 has both! In this BoS Talk April shows you how important positioning is to your product and how you can be doing yourself a great injustice just by positioning incorrectly.

April is an expert marketing practitioner turned executive consultant and author who helps technology companies make complicated products easy for customers to understand and love.

April is returning to BoS in 2020!

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Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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A.I., Hype, And The Future Of Humanity | Rick Nucci, Guru | BoS USA 2018

A.I., Hype, And The Future Of Humanity | Rick Nucci, Guru | BoS USA 2018

A.I., Hype, And The Future Of Humanity // Rick Nucci, Guru

We’ve all seen movies about artificial intelligence getting smarter than us and overthrowing our stronghold to make us obsolete, but how close are we to total subordination, and is the fear of losing jobs to robots as real as we are led to believe?

In this informative and witty talk by Rick Nucci – CEO and co-founder of Guru (a company based on empowering others to do their jobs) – we see that there are many factors to take into consideration before we start throwing in the towel on humanity and that the hype of every innovation gone before was the big thing to fear.

Rick is currently the chair of one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also an active blogger, and frequent speaker at industry events about startups, SaaS, and cloud computing.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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The 5 Most Watched BoS Talks of the Decade

The 5 Most Watched BoS Talks of the Decade

2010-2019: The 5 Most Watched Talks From Business of Software Conferences

As I hope you know by now, you can watch over 200 talks from Business of Software online for free. We think it’s probably the best collection of talks about building and growing great software companies available.

Here at Business of Software we often get asked what our favourite BoS talk is. We think that’s an unfair question – our conferences are like our children, and we love them all equally! Having said that, I love a list – and it feels wrong not to celebrate some of the fantastic talks across our conferences over the past decade.

So we’re joining with the great throng of Best-Of-The-Decade lists, with the 5 BoS talks that the internet hive-mind has watched the most over the past 10 years.

Without Further Ado…

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The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple, The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team?

Agile methodology sounds confusing and difficult, but Bethany Pagels-Minor breaks it down to bite-size slices of delicious cakes that will will help every team work better, communicate better, and provide better returns. Bethany has been a firm believer in agile for many years and has been bringing the joy of lean, kanban, and scrum to the workplaces of many through thoughtful and direct communication and consultation.

In this talk, you will learn how to understand which version of the many flavors of agile is right for your company based on your company and team size, skill level, project complexity and more. Contains many cake references.

Warning – do not watch on an empty stomach.

Video, slides, & transcript below

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The 5 Skills Of An Innovator | Bob Moesta, The ReWired Group | BoS USA 2018

The 5 Skills Of An Innovator | Bob Moesta, The ReWired Group | BoS USA 2018

Bob Moesta, Founder, The ReWired Group

How do you see innovation and how do you harness it effectively to make it work? How do people learn, and how can they work better? Every innovator comes across daily problems that they don’t know how to answer or where to even start thinking about the answer.

In this fast-paced talk from BoS USA 2018, jobs-to-be-done expert and lifelong innovator Bob Moesta helps give you the skills to make all your innovation outcomes more predictable, and successful. Bob has honed these key skills from his life working in everything from automotive, weapons systems, food, private equity, homebuilding, construction software, and more.

Video, slides, and transcript below

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“The best conference I’ve been to in 20 years of industry conferences” – Why you should attend BoS Europe 2020

“The best conference I’ve been to in 20 years of industry conferences” – Why you should attend BoS Europe 2020

“I honestly don’t think there’s any conference quite like it”

No, I’m not just making up some ego-massaging marketing guff here – these are real quotes from attendees of Business of Software Conference Europe 2019.

BoS Europe has and will always be about helping our attendees grow their businesses. We do this in two simple ways:

  1. We put software entrepreneurs and practitioners on stage who have smart things to say and insightful stories to tell about building great, sustainable software businesses.
  2. We allow plenty of time for you to meet and chat with the other 200 software entrepreneurs and leaders who attend the conference.

But does it work? Is it actually different to other conferences?

Well these people certainly thing so – watch this video to hear why you should attend BoS Europe 2020…

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“It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times” – Every CEO Ever | Tim Barker, DataSift | BoS Europe 2018

“It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times” – Every CEO Ever | Tim Barker, DataSift | BoS Europe 2018

Tim Barker, CEO,  DataSift

Tim Barker has established three startups and has seen the ups and downs of the startup journey, from his first business being acquired by Salesforce – where he spent five years in the formative age of cloud computing – to his current company DataSift being acquired by Meltwater in 2018.  He is a keen advocate for transparency, eating humble pie, and being big enough to own your mistakes.

In this cathartic talk from Business of Software Europe 2018, Tim talks about some of the lessons learned he learned during some very, very tricky days for DataSift. How do you lead well when disaster strikes your business? How do you motivate and lead a team when the future is uncertain? Tim shares his experience of leading DataSift through an unexpected nightmare, and the importance of uniting your company around shared values.

Video, Slides and Transcript below

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