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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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Why Your ‘Brilliant’ Technology Fails To Have Impact | Tom Adeyoola, Metail | BoS Europe 2018

Why Your ‘Brilliant’ Technology Fails To Have Impact | Tom Adeyoola, Metail | BoS Europe 2018

Tom Adeyoola, Founder/CEO, Metail

Tom Adeyoola’s self-confessed list of ‘fails’ at previous jobs is… significant. Technology launched before the market was ready, a funded company run into the grown, struggling to reach the heights of an American counterpart. However his current business, Metail, is going from strength to strength. Here, Tom outlines some of the key things he learned during his ‘fails’ that have helped propel Metail to the level of success they’re currently experiencing with the help of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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Slides, Highlights, & Notes from Business of Software Conference Europe 2019

Slides, Highlights, & Notes from Business of Software Conference Europe 2019

Business of Software Conference Europe 2019 – Some Highlights

The 6th Annual Business of Software Conference Europe took place in Cambridge a few weeks ago – April 11-12 2019. What an incredible few days. A huge thank you to all the speakers and attendees who made it one of the most memorable ever, for all the right reasons. The talks will be edited, published and transcribed in the next month or so but until then, here are the slides, sketch notes, blog posts and other highlights from some of the attendees.

Read on to see Slide Decks, Highlights, and Notes from BoS Europe

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The Best Software/SaaS Event I have Attended for Five Years

The Best Software/SaaS Event I have Attended for Five Years

GUEST BLOG POST: Jon Markwell. CoverageBook

Last week I attended the best conference I’ve attended for 5 years. And the conference I attended five years ago was the same one! It’s called Business of Software and yes, for businesses like yours, it is even better than the conference I used to run. [Guest blog post from second time attendee Jonathan Markwell at CoverageBook. |Thank you for sharing, giving us ideas and some inspiration for next time].

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If You Could Solve 1 Problem By Coming To Bos, What Would It Be?

If You Could Solve 1 Problem By Coming To Bos, What Would It Be?

With BoS Conference Europe next week, we took a quick look at some of the things that people want to learn and the  problems they want to solve by coming to the event.

Using our trusty, ‘Steve the Squirrel‘, wordcloud, here are the most commonly used words when people answer the question,

“If You Could Solve 1 Problem By Coming To Bos, What Would It Be?”

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The BoS Europe mascot Steve the Squirrel is a woman

The BoS Europe mascot Steve the Squirrel is a woman

Lemmy the Lobster was our BoS USA mascot last year. For Europe this year, for reasons that will become at least partially clear at the conference, we chose a black squirrel.

We were going to call her Ada, after Ada Lovelace.

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Return of the Speakers // BoS Europe 2019

Return of the Speakers // BoS Europe 2019

Business of Software Conference Europe 2019 is under 2 weeks away.

As always, the #BoS2019 schedule is designed to help Software Founders, CEOs, and Product Managers lead with confidence and grow a better business. Over 13 years of Conferences we’ve seen over 200 talks given by some brilliant speakers. This year at BoS Europe there are 4 returning speakers.

Read on to find out who is returning and to watch their previous knockout talks.

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The Dance Of The Possible | Scott Berkun, Author | BoS USA 2017

The Dance Of The Possible | Scott Berkun, Author | BoS USA 2017

Scott Berkun, Author

When is a creative idea a good idea? How do you manage creativity within your organization? And how can looking at history help you to be creative now? Scott Berkun, author of The Dance Of The Possible, spoke at Business of Software Conference USA 2017 about how to unlock your creativity and pursue it in your workplace. Looking back at examples from history including The Eiffel Tower, the invention of the Post-It Note, and the development of the Computer Mouse, Scott’s talk is all about how to think creatively at work – and why it’s so important.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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The Most Common Issues For Scaling Software Companies

The Most Common Issues For Scaling Software Companies

Business of Software Conference Europe 2019, 11-12 April 2019, Cambridge UK

This April we’re running our 18th Business of Software Conference. Over the past 13 years we’ve spoken to hundreds of founders and CEOs of software and SaaS companies looking to scale their business. We’ve seen a common set of problems and hurdles that they encounter during the growth stage.

This year at BoS Europe we’re answering some of the most common questions we see scaling companies struggling with. We’ve brought in speakers who have experience taking companies through these problems, either as CEOs/Founders scaling their own companies, or as consultants helping SaaS companies to take the leap into growth.

Here are the most common questions growth companies have – find some answers at BoS Europe

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How To Make Remote Working Work | Wade Foster, Zapier

How To Make Remote Working Work | Wade Foster, Zapier

Wade Foster, Founder/CEO, Zapier

We had a fantastic conversation with Wade Foster about remote working yesterday. Wade is the Founder and CEO of Zapier, a 200+ person company who’ve “never spent a dime on an office”, as Wade says. All their employees work remotely, distributed across the world. Wade has an extraordinary amount of insight into what it takes to make remote work successful and in this Q&A session we mined the depths of his knowledge, discussing hiring, onboarding new staff, how to manage employee benefits across countries and cultures, standup meetings, and how to communicate effectively across the company.

This hour of Q&A is full of useful insights and practical advice from someone who has spent years iterating on and improving the process of working remotely. Watch, listen, and learn.

See the hangout & sketch notes below

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Remote Working Q&A with Wade Foster | Wednesday 6th March

Remote Working Q&A with Wade Foster | Wednesday 6th March

Join us on Wednesday 6th March for a live online Q&A with Wade Foster on Remote Working, CEO/Founder of Zapier

Wade Foster and his co-founder started Zapier (it rhymes with ‘happier’) back in 2011 during a hackathon. Now, the company has over 200 employees and no office. Zapier is a fully-remote company, and has no intention of changing that.

Join us for a Q&A where Wade will share 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.

The Q&A will also be shown live in The Bradfield Centre in Cambridge UK, preceded by a screening of Wade’s talk from BoS Europe 2018.

Scroll down to join us Online or at The Bradfield Centre in Cambridge, UK.

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