A week ago I was sitting on the patio of the InterContinental Hotel in Boston as we did some reconnaissance for BoS2012. It sits next to an historic place – the site of the Boston Tea Party (the boats in the picture below are replicas of the original, located on the site where the process of American Independence started). Quite a place. We can’t wait to be back for Business of Software in October. Happy 4th July American friends.
Speaker Update The big speaker news this month is the incredible Dan Pink is confirmed as a speaker on the final day. Dan, was recognized as one of the leading business thinkers in the world last year alongside Professor Clayton Christensen. He is a reformed lawyer, political speechwriter and author of three New York times bestselling books including Drive – the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. I’m excited about having Dan speak as his new project addresses an ongoing BoS theme – sales. I don’t want to spoil his surprise – Dan is offering us a sneak preview in advance of publication – but expect your perception of sales to change – radically.
Lightning Talks If you’re interested in delivering a Lightning Talk this year, please submit your proposal, ideally via video, by 29th July. Lightning Talk speakers get a free pass to the conference, though they often spend most of the time practicing their talk. More information about Lightning Talks here.
EARLY BIRD Bonus – next 50 registrations get a free copy of Dan Pink’s book.
Here are some of the things you might have missed if you don’t check the blog regularly:
All the talks from last year can be accessed from here with a pass code. Attendees for BoS 2012 also receive a code so they can see the full set of talks when they are registered for BoS2012. Other talks are posted over the course of the year – look forward to hearing from Jason Cohen talking about honesty in business at the weekend.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
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: