Talk to me about…! What do BoS attendees want you to talk to them about?

It’s fair to say that one of the things that makes Business of Software interesting for the attendees is that while everyone cares about building the best software businesses that they possibly can, the sheer depth and breadth of interests of the attendees makes for some incredibly stimulating conversations in the corridors, at mealtimes, in bars and tea rooms.  Aside from the conversations that people have about the rewards, benefits, trials and tribulations of growing software businesses, you almost always meet incredibly memorable people who are passionate about something.

Nothing illustrates this better than the eclectic nature of, ‘Talk to me about…’ Every attendee is asked what they would like to appear on their badge under the heading, ‘Talk to me about…’ Here are the responses so far. Something for everyone we think!

  • ERP and Saas
  • Organisational culture
  • Data and visualization for the non-developer
  • Programming & beer
  • Growing an Enterprise SaaS Company
  • International distribution
  • Conference fear, humor, running, pragmatism vs negatism, my recent corporate move and adventures.
  • A technology enthusiast, sport addict, early adopter, nature and aerospace lover. Most of time BI consultant.
  • My life as a consultant
  • windows phone 7 crossfit SOA
  • Stuff
  • Scientific data and distributed collaboration networks
  • What you would like to do for the rest of your life.
  • Mobile apps
  • Anything that’s on your mind:)
  • drinklobby
  • Entrepreneurship, Investing
  • How much you spend on coffee every month?
  • Email
  • Scrum Software
  • Cloud Databases
  • SEO, SaaS, ASP.NET
  • WordPress, Social Media, SEO
  • Your pain with email volumes, mobile applications, startup, inbound marketing, getting useful stuff coded faster, …
  • International expansion and transformation from on premise to SaaS
  • Desktop software!
  • Transitioning a company from services to products
  • Growing without blowing up
  • SharePoint + Enterprise Mobility Applications
  • Online Advertising
  • Anything (I have domain knowledge in both licensing — a.k.a. anti-piracy — and update software).
  • Software for scientists.Working with outsourced programmers.Site licensing.
  • Financial analytics
  • Changing the world. One career at a time.
  • developer happiness.
  • Growth in new markets
  • Marketing
  • bootstrapping
  • Email Marketing, Bootstrapping
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Marketing
  • developer happiness.
  • Software components market, online marketing and how you want to takeover the world.
  • Bootstrapping a company for over 6 years in NYC
  • Startups, Web, JavaScript, HTML5
  • Startups, VC, Web/Mobile, Hacker News, Tennis, Beer
  • Scalability, Mobile
  • Growing an Enterprise SaaS Company
  • Email
  • Email marketing
  • Creating awesome user experiences for affinity groups.
  • Scaling culture
  • Software Development Help with tech team building Prototype to Production path
  • Company Culture
  • Helping Communities Engage and Interact
  • Things that make you happy.
  • Sydney Australia, Lean startups, B2B, SaaS stuff
  • Reducing administrivia Hiring geeks
  • Re-engineering products from on-premise to SaaS
  • Delphi
  • String theory
  • Next year’s Business of Software.
  • Infrastructure & Hosting
  • how to build a community online and around your products and solutions
  • Helping Communities Engage and Interact
  • Lean Startups (especially within existing businesses)
  • rural entrepreneurship Alabama Football
  • Performance
  • Microsoft, social media, JavaScript
  • Helping Communities Engage and Interact
  • Delivra
  • FoxPro, Germany
  • Programming for Kids
  • Riding Bikes
  • Mobile Apps, Beer, Photography
  • HelpSpot
  • How to scale a people heavy software business
  • Anything
  • Egyptology Working with universities Having a team on multiple continents
  • Innovation, creativity, software, marketing, folk music, dancing, bagpipes
  • Growth
  • Bootstrapping profitable web apps
  • you
  • budgeting. Or other stuff.
  • Why is shipping software so hard?
  • AuditShark
  • Cool stuff
  • Bootstrapping
  • Network Uptime
  • landscape photography
  • Selling your company
  • I am the office Administrator and do not have an answer for this
  • All things Google
  • Anything under the sun
  • Building a software business
  • selling enterprise software online
  • Agile Development
  • Budgeting
  • Global Spec, Inc.
  • your software engineering challenges.
  • Branding, Customer Acquisition & Finding balance as a working mom
  • developer happiness.
  • Growth strategies
  • Marketing
  • Cloud marketing, basketball.
  • Brooklyn
  • Trello, FogBugz, and Kiln!
  • Everything
  • I am the office Administrator and do not have an answer for this
  • Anything that Makes Your Company a Success!
  • Apps For Kids
  • Your great new company
  • Adobe AIR
  • What one thing you did this past year that had the biggest impact on your business
  • Scaling internationally
  • Continuous deployment, hiring, wine.
  • Mobile apps
  • The future.
  • Design, User Experience, Entrepreneurship
  • Document Management, Technology, Aviation
  • Converting traffic into sales-ready leads
  • Organic Growth
  • Ruby/Rails
  • Anything
  • Delivra
  • My favorite speaker so far…
  • Community Web Sites
  • Ubuntu
  • APIs
  • Finding the right market problems to solve
  • What’s the next paradoxical truth that will change the world?
  • Your dreams; your challenges; where you’re going.
  • Rhino 3D
  • Life
  • Helping Communities Engage and Interact
  • I am the office Administrator and do not have an answer for this
  • 3D Modeling
  • Relativity
  • Teaching, scaling infrastructure to millions of users, distributed source control, and sushi.
  • Anything
  • Can I help you with Email Overload?
  • Hacker News, web dev
  • Helping Communities Engage and Interact
  • Growing a successful B2B brand
  • Improving site SEO
  • International expansion and transformation from on premise to SaaS
  • Building off-the-shelf software for an industry dominated by Consulting
  • big ideas i can learn from
  • Everything!
  • The “right” way to validate a business idea.
  • Competitive Analysis, Startups
  • Boot-strapping a business.
  • Visual Communication
  • Making drugs
  • TBD
  • Company Culture
  • New Ways to Work
  • Challenges working with offshore teams
  • High-frequency/wireless electronic design software
  • Jobs to be done
  • Growing the team
  • Scrum Software
  • Helping Communities Engage and Interact
  • how to build a community online and around your products and solutions
  • Scrum Software
  • TEA or Coffee but TEA is my life!
  • Scaling personal customer support
  • Software
  • Working @ Stack Exchange!
  • startups, bootstrapping, branding, africa
  • Burritos
  • organic growth
  • Helping Communities Engage and Interact
  • Disruption of mainstream media by new media.
  • The Startup Owner’s Manual
  • The business of software
  • WordPress Hosting
  • Channels
  • Computer Assisted Document Review (Predictive Coding)
  • Engagement Marketing
  • Sales
  • Inbound Marketing Startups
  • Microsoft, Rails, Agile, Big Companies
  • Virtual Phone Systems
  • Microsoft, Office, Large scale engineering challenges
  • E-commerce, site search, SaaS, SEO
  • Black Bear Ops
  • Agile
  • POS
  • Machine learning
  • Data Analysis
  • your first startup
  • Browser Security
  • Packaging CAD Software
  • Small start-ups
  • Interacting with your customers via Mobile
  • lean decisions, heat maps, life hacking
  • Channels
  • ProProfs.com, Freemium, SAAS, Web Apps
  • Snowboarding!
  • Growing your business
  • Customer Succes, Retention and Engagement. Real-time In-App messaging based on behavior
  • Please leave blank
  • Please leave blank
  • Anything
  • Lean software development, PaaS
  • Liverpool FC
  • Changing enterprise software modells
  • Licensing Protection, Remote Support and anything about software
  • This is my second startup.
  • Dreams
  • Community
  • Your favorite interview question.
  • Amazing customer service experiences.
  • Technology, education, managing tech teams
  • Address management & validation
  • Deployment Automation
  • Project Sequencer
  • Continuous Delivery
  • I’m a product-tech-business-healthcare guy
  • Painless, Paperless Board Meetings
  • Improving software sales
  • Selling for people who hate sales
  • ISV’s, WPF, Desktop Development
  • Moving to the Mountains in WNC
  • custom software development
  • the important elements of growing a software business
  • Startup Selling
  • Making events more memorable
  • software product management
  • design, data or development
  • Virtual Phone Systems
  • Anything
  • Medical Imaging
  • Disruptive cancer startups.
  • Product Management ERP Systems
  • Growing a software group
  • Risk Management, ITIL, TOGAF
  • iOS, Rails, Full-stack products
  • Tiny, One Man, Software Shop
  • User Experience, Design, Mobile stuff, Art
  • Mr. Flibble, creativity & user experience.
  • customer development, ideas, cool experiences and war stories 🙂
  • MEP Ninja
  • Entrepreneurship, Social Media, iPhone Development
  • Product Configurators
  • Dale Lutz Co- Founder and VP of Product Dev of Safe Software Inc.
  • Don Murray Founder and President of Safe Software Inc.
  • Anything
  • Enterprise software
  • Heroku, Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Ruby
  • Audio
  • feedbackpro.me
  • Quovus Technologies
  • The Cloud and intrapreneurialism
  • Anything
  • Lean, MVP, Agile, Sales
  • Automation of Best Business Practices
  • iOS apps
  • turning value into money, and leading people. (experiences to date include sales, marketing, playing “lean startup”, leading small teams)
  • Product Management
  • Growing new business in a big company.
  • TBD
  • software, comics, magic, and running
  • TransferBigFiles.com
  • Sales, Marketing, Agile, Project Management, Product Management.
  • Capturing and acting on employee ideas for new software services, talent development, eudaimonia, fishing
  • Technology for CSAs and farms!
  • Data/cross border commerce/Anything international
  • Website Builders (think Weebly). Design.
  • Enterprise software
  • SaaS eCommerce solutions
  • my crippling shyness
  • How to be successful with software as a service
  • SaaS and Talent Management
  • Mobile Applications
  • Founding dilemmas
  • Everything
  • Finding customers’ pain, open source business models, data porn.
  • FreshBooks, Swordfighting, Comic Books
  • Scaling Software Business
  • Corporate Finance, Machine Learning, Mountain Biking
  • Configurators
  • Hiring Developers
  • E-Commerce, Automated Production, Hiring and Managing Engineers
  • Differentiation
  • Marketing & Growth
  • Measuring foreign aid results.
  • Anything!
  • Data Mining & Profitability Software
  • sorting out messes, especially technical ones
  • Building your next great idea.
  • Product Management, Design and customer communications, in a startup
  • My “Aha” Moment
  • CrossFit
  • User Superpowers
  • User Superpowers
  • Wodify
  • IBM Lotus Domino
  • Backup and Disk Imaging
  • Agile Growth Strategies
  • Staying healthy and taking over the world.
  • Eat real food and more around more.
  • Fearless Marketing
  • Agile, TDD
  • Product Strategy
  • your company
  • Network Monitoring Software
  • Agile
  • Culture & HR in the Tech World
  • Software startup culture inside large companies
  • Lean and Agile development. Behavioral economics. Software processes (unit testing, refactoring, pair programming).
  • metrics
  • Scaling my software businesss
  • IBM Lotus Domino
  • Business of Software
  • The Business of Software
  • Business of Software
  • Databases
  • WordPress, nonprofit technology & developing world surgical care
  • leadership and being a part-time remote CEO
  • Business partnerships and development, small biz
  • Working with us! Ruby apps for the enterprise.
  • Metrics
  • The Internet of Things
  • Cloud, Strategy, Cooking
  • Founding member of jQuery Project Front-End & Mobile ExpertFormer developer, now CEO
  • Open Web Technologies
  • Product Strategy
  • Windows 8 Apps
  • Retention, Trial Conversion, Lifecycle Marketing, User Onboarding
  • Business, programming, college football/basketball, poker
  • GIS, SaaS, DaaS, Scrum and the terrible weather in the UK
  • Software and Accounting
  • emerging trends
  • Technology, Wine, SaaS, Scaling Culture
  • Founding and Scaling.
  • Starups, Mobile Payments, Physics
  • micro-ISV’s; scaling; founder transition; leveraging external resources
  • SaaS, Data Quality, Cloud Computing, Address verification, International address validation
  • Usability, Analytics, SEO, Polyphasic Sleep, Travel
  • Product Quality, Growing customer base, Prioritizing list of product demands
  • Product Lifecycle
  • Partner Strategy
  • Mahesh PaiAffinnova, Inc.
  • Increase productivity of rapidly growing development teams.
  • SaaS Ecommerce solutions
  • SaaS eCommerce solutions
  • Snagit Camtasia Studio Coach’s Eye
  • Backup and Disk Imaging
  • Scaling a technology business
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Why you’re at BoS & what we can do to make it better
  • Web and Mobile Design and Development Services for Startups
  • Medical Informatics
  • Geo-location and Product Management
  • Products
  • Web AppsBug Tracking Funnel Optimization
  • You
  • Sales channels best practice
  • your best practices in development, testing and support
  • b2b product marketing and sales
  • Being a CTO, product marketing, triathlons, document management
  • Is validating your idea more important than creating the product?Do you really need investment capital to start a software company?
  • Things!
  • BoS Scholarship Winner
  • How engineers can do marketing
  • What’s next?
  • 3D Sudoku
  • Growing sales in foreign markets
  • SaaS, Surfing
  • SaaS, Email
  • Scaling a technology business
  • Bootstrapping Outsourcing Task and Project management
  • Sending smarter emails
  • Managing hundreds of remote workers
  • Marketing, analytics, security, SaaS
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Early stage investment and mentorship
  • Business Intelligence Analytics
  • Code Can Be Beautiful
  • Education software.
  • Cazoomi
  • Software as a Service; Software Entrepreneurship
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Organizing the process of building great software products.
  • Promoting your Software on BitsDuJour!
  • How we make BI Analytics easy for business users?
  • Custom software development, product development
  • product management, project management, agile development
  • your company
  • SaaS, software development, IT infrastructure, programming frameworks
  • Life after product/market fit
  • capital and acquisitions
  • Simple marketing for complex products
  • Humanism and non-profit marketing
  • Great companies need great leadership talent. This is where we come in…
  • Startups & Parenthood… And what makes those great
  • Growth
  • Our 3-D Extravaganza!
  • Agile Growth Strategies

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