Ideas worth hearing

We aim to curate a wide spread of speaker specialties synaptic neurone positively glow with excitement.

You won’t want to miss the hard-earned lessons from these veterans of the software industry.

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Speakers

These splendid souls are already confirmed

Rich Mironov

CEO/Product Management Guru, Mironov Consulting

Rich is a seasoned executive and serial entrepreneur – he has been the ‘product guy’ (as CEO/VP Product) at six startups. With deep technical roots in B2B infrastructure, SaaS and consumer online, Rich combines ‘what-we-can-build’ with ‘what-markets-want’.

Laura Roeder

CEO, Founder, MeetEdgar

Laura Roeder founded MeetEdgar, a social media automation tool designed to prevent updates from going to waste, while pregnant. Bootstrapped, profitable, growing rapidly.

Gail Goodman

ex CEO, Constant Contact

Gail gave one of the most discussed talks at Business of Software Conference 2012 – How to Walk the Long Slow SaaS Ramp of Death. She left Constant Contact in 2016 having negotiated the successful sale of the NASDAQ listed company for $1.1 billion.

Jason Fried

CEO, Basecamp

Jason co-founded Basecamp back in 1999. He also co-authored REWORK, the New York Times bestselling book on running a “right-sized” business. Co-founded, co-authored… Can he do anything on his own?

Dave Collins

Founder, Software Promotions

Dave is the founder of Software Promotions, and has been helping businesses to get more visitors from Google since 1997. In that time Dave has worked with over 500 clients in 47 different countries, many of who rely entirely on web traffic for their revenues.

Steve Johnson

Principal, Under 10 Consulting

Steve Johnson is a story-telling, product management expert, author and advisor. His approach is based on the belief that minimal process and simple templates result in a nimble product marketing and management team.

Rob Castaneda

CEO Founder, ServiceRocket

Rob will share some ideas to help ensure your customers use your software as well as the mistakes that almost killed his company, ServiceRocket.

2015: Paul Kenny

Founder, Ocean Learning

Paul Kenny is a Sales and Business Coach working with media and technology customers across Europe and the US.

2015: ‘Peldi’ Guilizzoni

Founder and CEO, Balsamiq

Peldi is a programmer turned entrepreneur. He founded and runs Balsamiq, an 18-person, bootstrapped, geographically dispersed independent software company that’s been growing organically since 2008.

2015: Alex Osterwalder

Co-Founder, Strategyzer

Dr. Alexander Osterwalder is the lead author of the two international bestsellers “Business Model Generation” and “Value Proposition Design”, passionate entrepreneur, and demanded speaker.

2015: Patrick McKenzie

Founder, Kalzumeus Software

Once upon a time, Patrick McKenzie was an engineer. Then he had an idea for some software and discovered that, while programming it was easy, marketing it was not.

2015: Steli Efti

CEO and Co-Founder, Close.io

Steli Efti is the co-founder and CEO of Close.io. He’s Silicon Valley’s most prominent sales hustler, a YC alumni, advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs and the author of The Ultimate Startup Guide To Outbound Sales.

2015: Claire Lew

CEO, Know Your Company

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps business owners with 25 to 75 employees overcome company growing pains. Since then, Know Your Company has helped over 8,000 people at companies like Airbnb and Kickstarter.

2015: Lightning Speaker: Tania Katan

Curator of Code, Axosoft

Tania Katan is an award-winning author and performer who believes in storytelling at all costs.