A guest blog from Gregory Menvielle, CEO and Founder of Pyramediumand one of the smaller ISVs that come to Business of Software on a regular basis. We were happy to see Gregory when he came up to Cambridge recently to look at a Mummy (he is an Egyptologist in another life…).
We love hearing stories about people like this – so much of the value of something like Business of Software comes from the people you get to know, not the stuff you learn so thank you Gregory for some nice words and look forward to seeing you in Boston.
A few days ago I met with Mark and Marcin in Cambridge (UK) as they were kind enough to spend some time talking about a major business dilemma that my company is faced with. I will not describe what our (major!) issue is because this is a post about Mark and attending Business of Software. If you are curious, ask me, I don’t mind sharing.
As we were bouncing ideas and comments, I often referred back to BOS 2011 and how the conference’s benefits reached beyond merely attending the talks. Mark asked me to share these comments and I am happy to oblige (besides the curry was really good).
The human connections you will make at BOS are the true benefits and the reason you should attend in person.
Yes, people talk about metrics, testing, and analysis at BOS. Some entire companies are even built around this principle. Though there is something a lot more amazing happening there once the PowerPoint presentation goes dark: People meet, and talk. And I’m not just referring to the attendees: what made BOS standout from other conferences is you can interact with the speakers since most of them attend the whole conference. This tells you about the quality of the show: These people are thought of as experts in their fields, run companies –some of them quite large- yet take 3 days out of their schedule to attend this conference.
And as you meet, chat, and interact with all everyone group, you will learn a lot more than what was just presented. Let me give you 4 examples of how interacting with the speakers can lead you down some interesting roads:
I have already booked my ticket for 2012. The speakers’ lineup is already quite impressive and the talks will definitely make anyone in the industry think harder.
Though let me leave you with the 4 things I am looking forward to, outside of the presentation (hint: you won’t experience it via streaming!)
See you in October!
Note to the reader: My only compensation for writing this entry was a dish of lamb curry which proves that I either need to seriously review my pricing scheme or that I am smarter than most of the contributors of the Huffington Post.
See you there Gregory. Thank you.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES.
This year will be the 7th Business of Software, a three day conference for founders who want to build sustainable, profitable software businesses. BoS has always been a special conference for our delegates and we want to keep it special.
Attendance is restricted to just 400 attendees in 2013 and we have 200 places taken and the next 100 tickets (as of April 20th) will be sold at the second Early Bird Rate.
If you want to see all of the action from Business of Software 2012, the videos of the talks are available in one place now: