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.

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 technical and marketing experience from over 20 years as a computer 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. Chris was named a Top Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek in 2009 but he is prouder of the fact that he has been a regular attendee at Business of Software Conference though this will be his first time speaking.

In an era before Wistia, Chris worked in video production where he helped produce and bring to theaters an Emmy award winning feature length documentary. Chris gets amped up while talking about entrepreneurship, marketing, video, company building, and behavioral economics.

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 Engin

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 Manageme

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’.