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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Dharmesh Shah

Co-founder & CTO, HubSpot

Dharmesh is co-founder and CTO of HubSpot, now a public company, that provides inbound marketing software to help engage customers on the web.

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?

David Cancel

CEO & Founder, Drift

David Cancel is a five-time entrepreneur, two-time CEO, angel investor, and currently the CEO at Drift, a startup that’s making it easier for businesses to talk to their customers. Previously, he was at HubSpot as Chief Product Officer after they acquired his company, Performable.

Michael Pryor

CEO, Trello

Michael Pryor is CEO of Trello, the tool that helps entrepreneurs organize their businesses and lives.

Promise Phelon

CEO, TapInfluence

Promise started her career in at BEA Systems where she ultimately led product marketing. We think she is badass. You will too.

Jana Eggers

CEO, Naralogics

Jana is CEO of Nara Logics and a veteran tech executive focused on products and the messages surrounding them.

Ash Maurya

Founder, LeanStack

Ash Maurya is the author of ‘Running Lean’ and the newly published, ‘Scaling Lean’ as well as the Lean Canvas business modeling tool.

Zack Urlocker

COO, Duo Security

Zack Urlocker is an executive, advisor and board member with over twenty years of experience in the software industry.

Workshop Leader: Jeff Szczepanski

COO, Stack Exchange

Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer at Stack Exchange where he is responsible for running the business behind Stack Exchange’s network of Q&A communities, including Stack Overflow.

Workshop Leader: Chris Lavigne

Video Producer, Wistia

Chris Lavigne heads up the video team at Wistia. He has dubbed the lighting technique, “lighting on the fly” and has proven that it’s not so much about the camera as it is the concept and basic techniques

Workshop Leader: Trevor Holmes

Video Producer, Wistia

Trevor is a Videographer / Designer based in Somerville. He’s currently a Video Producer for Wistia in Cambridge, but he got his start as a web designer in Pennsylvania.

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.

LT | Poornima Vijayashanker

Founder, Femgineer

Poornima Vijayashanker is a graduate of Duke University and the founding engineer at where she helped build, launch, and scale the product until it was acquired by Intuit.

LT | Jeff Gothelf

Founder,, Harvard Business Publishing

Jeff was the Principal UI Designer at AOL and other Internet companies in another life before becoming a consultant, author (Lean UX, O’Reilly) and co-founder of  events including Lean Day and Agile UX NYC.

LT | Joshua Seiden

Author, Independent

Josh Seiden is a designer, author, coach, and product leader with deep experience creating digital products and services within product businesses, consultancies and now on his own.

Paul Kenny

Founder, Ocean Learning

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

Patrick Campbell

CEO, ProfitWell

Patrick Campbell is the Co-founder and CEO of Profitwell and Price Intelligently. Price Intelligently offers SaaS pricing strategy for companies including New Relic, Autodesk, Wistia and Litmus.

LT | Ray Hightower

Founder, WisdomGroup

Ray Hightower is a software developer, founder of WisdomGroup, organizer of ChicagoRuby, and producer of WindyCityRails, WindyCityThings, & RubyCaribe. He is currently exploring parallelism and the Internet of Things.

LT | Jessica Hall

Director of Product Consulting, 3Pillar Global

Jessica Hall is the Director of Product Consulting at 3Pillar Global, where she helps clients from startups to enterprises build great products by defining their vision, focusing development efforts, and engaging with custome