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Speaker Walk on Music, BoS Conference Europe 2018.

Speaker Walk on Music, BoS Conference Europe 2018.

Walk on Music. Let’s play, match the speaker to the walk-on music.

Each speaker at BoS Conference gets to choose their own walk on music unless they are brave enough to leave it to us… Here is the walk on music for this year’s Business of Software Conference Europe. Can you match the music to the speakers?

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Jobs, Pains and Gains & Designing Better Value Propositions | Alex Osterwalder, Strategyzer | BoS Europe 2017

Jobs, Pains and Gains & Designing Better Value Propositions | Alex Osterwalder, Strategyzer | BoS Europe 2017

Alex Osterwalder, Founder, Strategyzer

Alex is the author and inventor of Business Model Canvas, a best-selling book and tool to visualise, challenge and reinvent business models. At Business of Software Conference Europe 2017, he led us through an exercise to help identify the jobs your product should be doing to meet the needs and pains of their ideal customer.

Video & Transcript below

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Business of Software Conference Europe 2018 Speakers’ Reading List

Business of Software Conference Europe 2018 Speakers’ Reading List

Want to know what the smart people are reading?

Of course you do. it is one of the things that makes them smart! We asked the speakers from Business of Software Conference Europe 2018, (May 21-22nd, London), what book has had the biggest influence on their career and what they’re reading now.

Here’s what they said…

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Data, Simplicity, and Achieving Impact | Vince Darley, Deliveroo | BoS Europe 2017

Data, Simplicity, and Achieving Impact | Vince Darley, Deliveroo | BoS Europe 2017

Vince Darley, VP of Growth, Deliveroo

Vince drew on his significant experience as a data junkie to argue that we need to switch the obsession for seeking the coolest, newest predictive/learning models for an obsession with finding (usually simple) things that improve your business. There is, of course, a time and a place for fantastic, sophisticated models, but better not to start there. Vince shared some of the simplest ideas that you can use in your business to make better-informed decisions.

Video, Hangout, Slides & Transcript below

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Marty Cagan on making better use of engineering teams

Marty Cagan on making better use of engineering teams

We hosted Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group last night in London for a talk based around the new edition of his book, Inspired: How to Make Tech Products Customers Love.

Originally meant to be a slight update, Marty soon realized that the evolution of Product Management in the past 10 years called for a full rewrite of the original book. One of the topics he covered was making better use of engineering teams. Super-smart, experienced and an absolute gent, he talked about some of the latest developments in the world of Product Management before taking questions from a sell-out audience of very smart product people. We overran but no one cared.

A highlight for me was the six points he made on making better use of engineering teams…

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Evolving a Mature Software Company | Anil Dash, Fog Creek | BoS USA 2017

Evolving a Mature Software Company | Anil Dash, Fog Creek | BoS USA 2017

Anil Dash, CEO, Fog Creek

Anil discusses the challenges of stepping into a leadership role in what is perhaps one of the best-known software companies the public probably haven’t heard of. FogBugz, Stack Overflow and Trello are all products that have come out of the Fog Creek stable. This year, they unleashed Glitch to the world. Anil is committed to putting impact and sustainability, both of business model and company culture, at the heart of their vision for the future. What does that mean in practice and what can you learn about your own vision?

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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Last Chance to Apply for a Lightning Talk at BoS Conference Europe 2018

Last Chance to Apply for a Lightning Talk at BoS Conference Europe 2018

There’s not long left to apply to give a Lightning Talk at BoS Conference Europe 2018

Lightning Talks are tricky beasts. You have just 7.5 minutes you have to communicate your point clearly and concisely – a harder task than it might seem. You are allowed slides, of course… but they advance automatically every 30 seconds. Not only do you have to be quick, but your timing must be impeccable.

However, if you conquer the challenge, you join the Pantheon of the Greats*. Below you can see brilliant Lightning Talks from Business of Software from Patrick McKenzie (patio11, Stripe)Des Traynor (Founder, Intercom), and Alexis Ohanian (Founder, Reddit).

Fancy yourself up to the challenge? You can submit your talk here.

*Not an actual physical Pantheon.

Watch Lightning Talks below

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