Talent worth hearing

We aim to get a wide spread of talent to make your ears tingle and synaptic neurone positively glow with excitement.

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


These splendid souls are already confirmed

Jesse Hertzberg

COO, Squarespace

Jesse Hertzberg is the COO, Squarespace, a strategy and operations executive responsible for growing Squarespace’s customer base and scaling their business operations.

Rand Fishkin


Inbound marketing and radical transparency are two of the things that Rand is renowned for. He will talk about both at Business of Software Conference 2014.

Joanna Wiebe

Copy Hackers

Joanna fell into copywriting. Just totally tumbled in, head over heels. she pretended to be a ‘creative writer at first. Big mistake. It set her back a good 3 years.

Alicia Navarro

CEO, Skimlinks

Alicia is CEO and Co-founder of Skimlinks, a content monetisation platform that helps websites get rewarded for the purchase intent created in their content.

Shane Snow

CoFounder, Contently

Shane Snow is a journalist, author of Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success, and cofounder of Contently.

Luke Hohmann

CEO & Founder, Conteno

Luke Hohmann is the Founder and CEO of The Innovation Games® Company and a former National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion.

Lightning Talk: Mark Abramson

CEO, Forward Thought

Mark Abramson is CEO of Forward Thought, Inc.; co-founder of Medicine of Cycling and Vice Chairman of USA Cycling.

Lightning Talk: Jared Chung

Founder, Career Village

Jared leads CareerVillage.org, a technology nonprofit that crowdsources career advice for high school students living in low-income communities.

Lightning Talk: 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.

Lightning Talk: Brydon Gilliss

Founder, 20Skaters

I write letters to computers asking them to do things for people.

Lightning Talk: Robert Moore

CEO, RJ Metrics

Bob graduated from Princeton and wrote the first version of RJMetrics from his attic in Collingswood, NJ.

Michael Skok

Partner, North Bridge Ventures

For the first twenty years of my career I built companies as an entrepreneur learning many lessons along the way. For the last eleven I’ve been helping entrepreneurs build their own startups. Today I’m lucky to work with an incredible group of founders and executives who I learn from every day.

Tony Ulwick

Founder, Strategyn

Tony Ulwick is the pioneer of jobs-to-be-done theory, the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process, and the founder of the strategy and innovation consulting firm Strategyn.

Brian Massey

Conversion Scientist, Conversion Sciences

Brian Massey is the Conversion Scientist at Conversion Sciences - he has the lab coat to prove it. He has a rare blend of experience from over 20 years as a programmer, corporate marketer & entrepreneur.

Chris Savage

Founder & CEO, Wistia

Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia. Wistia’s mission is to help everyone do more with video.

Brianna Wu

Head of Development, Giant Spacekat

Brianna Wu is head of development at Giant Spacekat, a company specializing in cinematic experiences using the Unreal Engine.

Bill Aulet

Senior Lecturer, MIT

Academic and founder Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT and also a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Joel Gascoigne

Founder, Buffer

A startup guy & full stack hacker, turned CEO, Joel runs Buffer.

Steve Johnson

Founder, Under10

Steve Johnson is a product management process coach, author, speaker, and advisor, all rolled into one.

Mark Littlewood

Founder, Business of Software

Mark will chair the conference.

Des Traynor

Co-founder, Intercom

Des did a brilliant 7.5 minute talk at Business of Software Conference 2013 on why product development is about saying, ‘No’.