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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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The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Rahul Vohra, CEO & Founder, Superhuman

About ten minutes in to this talk by Rahul Vohra, CEO and Founder of Superhuman, I tweeted…

This will change the way that a lot of people think about product market fit, BS metrics, understanding the needs of the people that really matter.

Video, Slides, Transcript and Rahul’s blog about this follow…

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Building Operating Cadence With Remote Teams | Wade Foster, Zapier | BoS Europe 2018

Building Operating Cadence With Remote Teams | Wade Foster, Zapier | BoS Europe 2018

Wade Foster, CEO & Co-Founder, Zapier

Wade Foster and his co-founder started Zapier (it rhymes with ‘happier’) back in 2011 during a hackathon. Now, the company has over 160 employees and no office. Zapier is a fully-remote company, and has no intention of changing that. Here, Wade shares his processes for running a fully remote organization – how Zapier goes about hiring and onboarding their employees, how they run meetings, and how they work to continuously improve their culture.

Wade’s talk is followed by a mammoth Q&A – full of insights from someone who lives and breathes remote work. Make sure you stay for the whole video.

Video, Slides, and Transcript Below

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Announcing 4 Workshops for BoS USA 2018

Announcing 4 Workshops for BoS USA 2018

Workshops take place on the 3rd day of BoS USA.

After 2.5 days of being bombarded by ideas, it’s time to step back and take stock. Optional, informal, interactive and fun, BoS workshops will help you prioritize and focus in order to maximize the value of your investment in attending Business of Software Conference.

Workshops are highly interactive, draw on the content of the conference and help you make sense of how your learning may be applied in your own organization. You will leave with an actionable ‘to do’ list of things to apply in your own company.

See the first set of workshops for BoS USA 2018 below.

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Making Use of Big Data | Hangout Replay with Vince Darley

Making Use of Big Data | Hangout Replay with Vince Darley

Vince Darley is the VP Growth at Deliveroo.

Yesterday we sat down with Vince to discuss how to use data to drive business growth, and how it can help product teams to produce better results. If you work with data, Vince’s pedigree as the previous Chief Data Scientist at King Games (makers of destroyer-of-time, Candy Crush Saga) should encourage you that this is a discussion worth listening to!

Catch a discussion about how Deliveroo runs A/B testing, the best experiments Vince ran at King Games, and why creativity will never be replaced.

Video below

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Rules To Live By | Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue | BoS Europe 2017

Rules To Live By | Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue | BoS Europe 2017

Dupsy Abiola, Founder & CEO, Intern Avenue

Dupsy shares five of the rules she lives by and tells the stories behind them. From finding the right advice for you, changing direction, through navigating the sometimes murky world of investors to how to pitch your business effectively to customers, partners, investors you’ll learn some great lessons from her honesty and openness.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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Taking on a New Territory | Simon Johnson, Freshworks | BoS Europe 2017

Taking on a New Territory | Simon Johnson, Freshworks | BoS Europe 2017

Simon Johnson, UK General Manager, Freshworks

Establishing a presence in new territories is inevitable for any software business that aims to be a global leader in its field but often companies underestimate the complexity of the process. It is rarely as simple as opening a sales office in a serviced office and letting the new team get on with it. Simon has experience as an executive charged with developing overseas markets from the UK and as the UK lead of one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world Head Quartered in Chennai. He shares the key take outs he believes are critical to making new offices work effectively and profitably.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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Customers Are Not The Source Of Innovation | Marty Cagan | CEO Tales

Customers Are Not The Source Of Innovation | Marty Cagan | CEO Tales

Marty Cagan, Founder, Silicon Valley Product Group

Marty Cagan has worked with some of the biggest tech product companies in the world. He was involved in the early stages of Netscape and eBay, and has since formed SVPG, who work with tech product teams to help them make the most of their products. With SVPG, Marty has worked with teams at Google, Apple, Netflix, Airbnb, Disney, and Amazon – to name just a few household names.

In this talk, Marty hammers home the point that customers are not the source of innovation – it must come from inside your company. Prime and the iPhone would not exist if Amazon and Apple listened to their customers, he argues. Using examples from some of the biggest product companies in the world, Marty shows how using engineers in Product Discovery can lead to innovation in a way that a focus group never could.

Video, Slides, & Transcript Below

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