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STICKY POST: All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

STICKY POST: All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks.

If you want to watch previous BoS Talks, you can access all of the publicly available ones from here, listed by year. The more recent talks will link to the video of the talk, a transcript, the speakers slides, any follow up online AMAs and attendee notes. Great talks on building SaaS and software businesses.

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Making Workplaces Work For Humans | Isa Watson, Squad | BoS USA 2018

Making Workplaces Work For Humans | Isa Watson, Squad | BoS USA 2018

Isa Watson, Founder & CEO, Squad

With a background in chemistry and pharmacology and being an MIT MBA with a focus on finance and economics, Isa’s corporate career started at Pfizer where she was a chemist and data scientist before moving to JP Morgan Chase. Whilst VP, Digital Product & Strategy for Small Business at JP Morgan, Isa observed that the bank branches that were most profitable were ones with the most engaged people.

She took the leap into the world of entrepreneurship when she founded Squad in 2015 having seen an opportunity to help companies understand how to do this better but it was a huge career pivot that saw her leave corporate life to go it alone and pursue this.

She will talk about some of the ways that companies can provide a better environment for humans to work and share how she came to realize that in her startup, she had to bring her ‘best self’ to the business every day – no one else in the business has more impact on the morale and well-being of the team than the CEO.

Video, Slides & Transcript below

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Q&A with Rich Mironov | 20 February 2020 | Software Pricing Demystified

Q&A with Rich Mironov | 20 February 2020 | Software Pricing Demystified

Join us on Thursday 20th February for a live Q&A with Rich Mironov on Software Pricing

4PM (GMT) // 11AM (ET) // 8AM (PT)

Register for the Online Q&A

Join us in person in Cambridge, UK

Software is intangible: it doesn’t have weight or size or per-unit manufacturing costs.  But if we’re in the software business, we have to assign units and prices that reflect our value to customers.  And we should be mapping out software pricing strategy before we start development, not the day before product launch.

In his BoS Europe 2019 talk, Rich Mironov – a 40 year Silicon Valley veteran – covers some software pricing essentials
•    Computing (estimating) customer value
•    Pricing units, or what we count and how we scale
•    Segmentation, pricing/value tiers and how upsell works

This live Q&A will give you the chance to ask Rich directly some of the questions you have regarding software pricing and helping you to navigate through the darkness of packages and pricing structures.

If you’re based in Cambridge, UK you can join us at The Bradfield Centre. We’ll be showing a screening of Rich’s talk on the topic at 3pm, after which Rich will be joining us via video link for the Q&A. You’ll get an opportunity to jump on camera and ask Rich your question too!

Register for the Online Q&A

Join us live in Cambridge, UK

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Software Pricing Demystified | Rich Mironov, Smokejumper Product Executive | BoS Europe 2019

Software Pricing Demystified | Rich Mironov, Smokejumper Product Executive | BoS Europe 2019

Rich Mironov, Smokejumper Product Executive

You can spend as much as you want on developing a product, but no one cares how much you spend – they only care about it’s value. You can’t sell a product until it’s built and usable and the developers need paid to create the product, so how do software business make money if they are out of pocket before they even start? In this talk Rich gives you the key points to remember throughout your journey from startup to success.

Rich Mironov – a BoS conference regular having spoke about Product Roadmapping in 2018 and Software Economics in 2015 – is a seasoned executive and serial entrepreneur; having been CEO/VP Product at six startups. With roots in B2B infrastructure, SaaS and consumer online, Rich combines ‘what-we-can-build’ with ‘what-markets-want’.

 

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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The Business of Software // January Review

The Business of Software // January Review

15 Talks / 5 FAQs / The BoS Podcast

At every Business of Software Conference we record all the speakers’ presentations so that you can learn from the array of talks on offer to our attendees. We release new talks regularly right here on our blog for you to enjoy free – now and forever. We also welcome back the BoS Podcast – streaming the top BoS Talks straight to your device.  Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor.fm, and more – don’t forget to leave a review on Apple Podcasts recommending us to the world!

Below is a round-up of the best SaaS content we’ve released over the past quarter. You’ll find:

  • 15 talks from our expert speakers
  • 5 BoSFAQs – Answers to some questions we get regularly asked
  • Fresh episodes of the BoS Podcast

Below you’ll find great talks from April Dunford (Author, Obviously Awesome), Bob Moesta (Founder, The Re-Wired Group), Laura Roeder (Founder, MeetEdgar), and many many more.

Enjoy these brilliant resources for SaaS entrepreneurs

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Professor Clayton Christensen | An Appreciation

Professor Clayton Christensen | An Appreciation

Professor Clayton Christensen | An Appreciation.

We’re very sad to hear that Professor Clayton Christensen has died at the tragically early age of 67. He was a mensch.

He left a dent in the universe and leaves a hole that cannot be replaced. One of the most lovely people and someone that has had a huge influence on many of us in the Business of Software community. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends.

His life measured well on every dimension.

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The Email Game: The Key To Happy Customers | Rahul Vohra, Superhuman | BoS USA 2019

The Email Game: The Key To Happy Customers | Rahul Vohra, Superhuman | BoS USA 2019

The Email Game: The Key to Happy Customers // Rahul Vohra, Superhuman

How can you find fun in the usually mundane? Do you design your business software like game designers design games? Rahul Vohra founded Superhuman as the antidote to boring email platforms.  Being able to do things faster, without distraction, and with a goal of inbox zero makes you change your perspective on emails.

Rahul has spoken before at Business of Software in USA 2018 about the product-market fit engine and creating something people love to use. In this talk at USA 2019, Rahul talks us through the different aspects to think about when designing business software and how to make an everyday task exciting and surprising for the user.

Video, Slides and Transcript below

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“It’s definitely my favourite conference of the year. Time after time Business of Software delivers.”

“It’s definitely my favourite conference of the year. Time after time Business of Software delivers.”

“To be in this incredibly supportive community means everything.”

No, I’m not just making up some ego-massaging marketing guff here – these are real quotes from attendees of Business of Software Conference USA 2019.

BoS USA has and will always be about helping our attendees grow their businesses. We do this in two simple ways:

  1. We put software entrepreneurs and practitioners on stage who have smart things to say and insightful stories to tell about building great, sustainable software businesses.
  2. We allow plenty of time for you to meet and chat with the other 300 software entrepreneurs and leaders who attend the conference.

But does it work? Is it actually different to other conferences?

Well these people certainly thing so – watch this video to hear why you should attend BoS USA 2020…

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BoSFAQ: Hiring Outside Your Network and Hiring Remote

BoSFAQ: Hiring Outside Your Network and Hiring Remote

#BoSFAQ – Your questions answered by our expert speakers

BoSFAQ: Hiring Outside Your Network and Hiring Remote

We like to help all our followers with a full compliment of educational and insightful talks from our previous Business of Software conferences.

With over 200 talks to watch – for free – there is something for everyone; the first step is knowing your problem. That’s where #BoSFAQ comes in. Here we answer your questions, with the help of our expert speakers.

If you’re new to BoS you should sign up for our regular, guaranteed content-filled, updates here. When you do, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription. Once confirmed, you can reply to the email with your biggest challenge. We will handpick some talks that might help you address it.

This week we’ve been asked:

Q| How do we ‘Cold Hire’ and find out more about Remote Hiring?

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Positioning For Growth: How To Make Complex Products Obviously Awesome | April Dunford, Ambient Strategy | BoS USA 2019

Positioning For Growth: How To Make Complex Products Obviously Awesome | April Dunford, Ambient Strategy | BoS USA 2019

April Dunford, Founder, Ambient Strategy

Sometimes it takes a system design engineer and some cat gifs to really help you see what you’re doing and this funny and informative talk from Boston in 2019 has both! In this BoS Talk April shows you how important positioning is to your product and how you can be doing yourself a great injustice just by positioning incorrectly.

April is an expert marketing practitioner turned executive consultant and author who helps technology companies make complicated products easy for customers to understand and love.

April is returning to BoS in 2020!

April-Dunford-BoS-Europe-2020

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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AI, Hype, And The Future Of Humanity | Rick Nucci, Guru | BoS USA 2018

AI, Hype, And The Future Of Humanity | Rick Nucci, Guru | BoS USA 2018

AI, Hype, And The Future Of Humanity // Rick Nucci, Guru

We’ve all seen movies about artificial intelligence getting smarter than us and overthrowing our stronghold to make us obsolete, but how close are we to total subordination, and is the fear of losing jobs to robots as real as we are led to believe?

In this informative and witty talk by Rick Nucci – CEO and co-founder of Guru (a company based on empowering others to do their jobs) – we see that there are many factors to take into consideration before we start throwing in the towel on humanity and that the hype of every innovation gone before was the big thing to fear.

Rick is currently the chair of one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also an active blogger, and frequent speaker at industry events about startups, SaaS, and cloud computing.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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