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All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks.

If you want to watch previous BoS Talks, you can access all of the publicly available ones from here, listed by year. The more recent talks will link to the video of the talk, a transcript, the speakers slides, any follow up online AMAs and attendee notes. Great talks on building SaaS and software businesses.

Enjoy!

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The 64,000 Developer Questionnaire

The 64,000 Developer Questionnaire

Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey is probably the most comprehensive overview of the development community. This year over 64,000 developers responded. If you want to understand, amongst other things, what developers are thinking, what motivates them, what they are looking for in a job and how they learn, this is a must read.

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So you want to be like Steve Jobs?

So you want to be like Steve Jobs?

How many entrepreneurs do you know who model themselves, consciously or unconsciously, on Steve Jobs?

By all accounts, Steve Jobs combined incredible genius and an ability to get things done with a personality that could politely be described as ‘difficult’. In fact, many people who worked for him describe him as an asshole.

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AMA | Art Papas, CEO, Bullhorn | 28 March 2017 at 17.00 BST

AMA | Art Papas, CEO, Bullhorn | 28 March 2017 at 17.00 BST

In his talk at BoS USA, Art Papas shared his journey as founder and CEO of Bullhorn – a company that has grown extremely rapidly to more than 500 employees and nearly $100 million in revenue. He explains why and how he had to refocus his company’s culture back on customer service after facing a similar struggle, and how leaders of organizations can leverage his hard-earned lessons to position their businesses for long-term growth.

Join us to talk about changing company culture or anything you want to ask Art.

Register for Art’s Hangout here

Watch Art’s talk at BoS USA here

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AMA | Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden | 15 March 2017 at 17.00 GMT

AMA | Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden | 15 March 2017 at 17.00 GMT

Join Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden, co-authors of Sense and Respond to discuss the new rules of work and anything else you want to ask.

Software has fundamentally changed the way business works. It’s not simply that software has given us new ways to reach our customers, or new capabilities to achieve our goals. Software has enabled—in fact it demands—a new way of working. Organizations that seek to thrive in the digital age must examine their core management practices. So much of our management practice was created in the industrial age and not all of it remains useful in the face of software.

Managers and leaders inside and outside of the software world need a new set of principles for the next century of work.

Register for Josh & Jeff’s Hangout here

OR… to get you in the mood, here’s Josh and Jeff’s Lightning Talk from BoS USA 2016.

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Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015

Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015

From growth arrogance to customer-centric culture Art Papas, CEO, Bullhorn

In this talk, Art Papas shares his journey as founder and CEO of Bullhorn – a company that has grown extremely rapidly to more than 500 employees and nearly $100 million in revenue. He explains why and how he had to refocus his company’s culture back on customer service after facing a similar struggle, and how leaders of organizations can leverage his hard-earned lessons to position their businesses for long-term growth.

Every fast-growing organization experiences growing pains. The most difficult and complex challenge for leadership is maintaining an excellent experience as the business scales.

Customer centricity is easy for a small startup; the company’s founders are often intimately involved in every key customer engagement. However, when meeting sales quotas, achieving profit margins, and running your business by the metrics becomes more important than delighting your customers, you stop hearing about customer complaints simply because you don’t see them anymore, and your entire business is at risk.

Your customers become easy targets for the competition and your positive momentum in the market slows.

Slides, Video, AMA & Transcript below

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Clarke Ching – AMA | Making Tricky Concepts Sticky| 23 Feb

Clarke Ching – AMA | Making Tricky Concepts Sticky| 23 Feb

Have you heard the Agile Parable? Do you want to explain tricky concepts and make them sticky? Find out how with Clarke Ching, Agile Lead at Royal London.

Clarke Ching is an expert in Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints and  author of ‘Rolling Rocks Downhill’, an Agile business novel that never mentions Agile and, ‘Rocks into Gold – The Agile Parable.’

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Rock, Paper, Scissors – Stuff So Easy You Wouldn’t Believe It Works | Clarke Ching, Royal London | BoS Europe 2016

Rock, Paper, Scissors – Stuff So Easy You Wouldn’t Believe It Works | Clarke Ching, Royal London | BoS Europe 2016

Clarke Ching, Agile Lead, Royal London

Clarke is an expert in Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints – he has to be in his role as Agile Lead at Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company with over 5,000,000 policyholders and 500,000 members.

Clarke wrote, ‘Rolling Rocks Downhill’, an Agile business novel that never mentions Agile and, ‘Rocks into Gold – The Agile Parable.’ Clarke’s aims to make software developers happier in their work – making IT profitable is the first stepping stone. He is passionate about Agile, but not a zealot.

Slides, Video, AMA, Notes & Transcript below

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