Experts worth hearing

We bring together a wide spread of talent to make your mind race and synaptic neurone positively glow with excitement. You won’t want to miss the hard-earned lessons from some pretty amazing people in the software industry.

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Speaker List

Derek Sivers


Derek Sivers has been a musician, circus performer, entrepreneur, TED speaker, and book publisher. Long ago he started CD Baby, and wrote a great little book about it called “Anything You Want”.

Elpie Bannister

Director of Talent, Simprints

Elpie has experienced company growth at a significant scale at Cambridge companies ARM Holdings and Simprints.

Mat Clayton

CTO, co-Founder, Mixcloud

Mat is a co-founder of Mixcloud and as CTO, he heads up the technical development of the site and shares the CEO duties with his co-founders.

Sarah McVittie

CEO & co-Founder, Dressipi

Sarah McVittie has launched a number of firsts across mobile and web in her 16 year journey as a serial entrepreneur.

Claire Lew

CEO & Founder, Know Your Team

Claire Lew is adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at her alma mater, Northwestern University and the CEO of Know Your Team, a software tool that helps managers become better leaders.

Amir Salihefendic

CEO & Founder, Doist

Amir is the CEO and founder of remote-first company Doist, the company behind Todoist, and Twist. Born in Bosnia, he grew up in Denmark, started the business in Chile and now lives in Barcelona. He is a new dad.

Paul Kenny

Founder, Ocean Learning

Paul Kenny has been a regular attendee at Business of Software Conference since it started in 2007 and has spoken several times before. For good reason.

Alex Yang

VP of Engineering, Simprints

After completing his artium baccalaureus in Applied Mathematics in Economics at Harvard, Alex’s career took an alarming turn when he started as a consultant at BCG.

Gareth Marlow


Gareth has worked in Cambridge tech companies for 25 years. While COO of Red Gate, he launched and scaled new products, grew revenue and headcount, hired, developed and occasionally fired scores of people.

Francesco D’Alessio

Host, Keep Productive

Francesco D’Alessio is a freelancer and creator. Host of Keep Productive, a weekly YouTube channel and blog where he helps assist people in finding the perfect productivity software for work and life.

Randy Silver

Director, UK Insider Insights, Motivate Design

Randy is a recovering music journalist & editor. After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy’s worked across a plethora of areas: museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services.