11th-12th April 2019 // Churchill College, Cambridge University

2019 Schedule Coming Soon


Business of Software Conference Europe is a single-track conference to help you build great software and turn it into a profitable business. In the words of Joel Spolsky, “every speaker would be a headline keynote at most other conferences”.

Talks are in depth, tightly curated for content and delivery, there are zero sales pitches, panels or sponsor pitches. Every session offers ideas and specific things you can use to build better software or improve your business.

Our 2019 Conference will be focused on how to make product, culture, innovation, strategy, marketing and sales drive sustainable, profitable, growth.

The 2019 Schedule is not available yet, but you can see the schedule from our 2018 Conference below.

2018 Schedule

Day 0 – Sunday 20th May 2018

19.00  Pre-Event Welcome Drinks & Networking // The Jugged Hare (at The Montcalm Hotel)

The BoS team (Ed, Jo, Mark and Paddy) would like to invite any of you travelling on Sunday to join us for some informal pre-conference drinks in the Jugged Hare from 7pm onwards. It’s just short distance from the official hotel and best of all the drinks are on us – we hope you can make it along.

Day 1 – Monday 21st May 2018


08.00  Registration, Coffee & Pastries // Garden Room & Conservatory, The Barbican

09.00  Why Your ‘Brilliant’ Technology Fails To Have Impact // Tom Adeyoola – CEO/Founder, Metail

10.00  Networking Break // Frobisher Hub, The Barbican

10.30  Building A High Growth Startup Sustainably // Nilan Peiris – VP Growth, TransferWise

11.30  Designing High-Performance Teams // Alison Coward – Founder, Bracket

12.30  Lunch – Including Birds of a Feather Networking Tables // Garden Room & Conservatory, The Barbican

14.00  Clever Ideas Are Not Enough For Innovation // Tendayi Viki – Managing Partner, Benneli Jacobs

15.00  Iron Man Suits Beat Robots: Product Strategy, AI, & Banking // Carl Ryden – CEO/Founder, PrecisionLender

16.00  Networking Break // Frobisher Hub, The Barbican

16.30  Lightning Talks

17.00  “It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times” – Every CEO Ever // Tim Barker – CEO, DataSift

18.00-20.30  Networking Drinks and Canapes // Chiswell Street Dining Rooms (at The Montcalm Hotel)

Networking drinks and canapes with the kind support of FE International – M&A advisory services for mid-market e-commerce, SaaS & content businesses.

Day 2 – Tuesday 22nd May 2018


08.30 Coffee & Pastries // Frobisher Rooms, The Barbican

09.00  Building A High-Growth, Profitable Business With A Remote Workforce // Wade Foster – CEO/Founder, Zapier

10.00  Networking Break // Frobisher Rooms, The Barbican

10.30  Product Culture Eats Execution Culture // Bruce McCarthy – President, BPMA

11.30  The Fall & Rise Of Enterprise Software // Bill Janeway – Partner & Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus

12.30  Lunch – Including Birds of a Feather Networking Tables // Frobisher Rooms, The Barbican

14.00  10 Easy Ways To Irritate Your Design Team // Jane Austin – Director of Design & UX, MOO

15.00  Building A Business In The Face Of Well-Funded Competition // Laura Roeder – Founder, MeetEdgar & Ropig

16.00  Networking Break // Frobisher Rooms, The Barbican

16.30  Rules And Tools For Scaling Software Sales // Stephen Allott – Chairman, NED

17.30  End

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