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Rules To Live By | Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue | BoS Europe 2017

Rules To Live By | Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue | BoS Europe 2017

Dupsy Abiola, Founder & CEO, Intern Avenue

Dupsy shares five of the rules she lives by and tells the stories behind them. From finding the right advice for you, changing direction, through navigating the sometimes murky world of investors to how to pitch your business effectively to customers, partners, investors you’ll learn some great lessons from her honesty and openness.

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Taking on a New Territory | Simon Johnson, Freshworks | BoS Europe 2017

Taking on a New Territory | Simon Johnson, Freshworks | BoS Europe 2017

Simon Johnson, UK General Manager, Freshworks

Establishing a presence in new territories is inevitable for any software business that aims to be a global leader in its field but often companies underestimate the complexity of the process. It is rarely as simple as opening a sales office in a serviced office and letting the new team get on with it. Simon has experience as an executive charged with developing overseas markets from the UK and as the UK lead of one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world Head Quartered in Chennai. He shares the key take outs he believes are critical to making new offices work effectively and profitably.

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Customers Are Not The Source Of Innovation | Marty Cagan | CEO Tales

Customers Are Not The Source Of Innovation | Marty Cagan | CEO Tales

Marty Cagan, Founder, Silicon Valley Product Group

Marty Cagan has worked with some of the biggest tech product companies in the world. He was involved in the early stages of Netscape and eBay, and has since formed SVPG, who work with tech product teams to help them make the most of their products. With SVPG, Marty has worked with teams at Google, Apple, Netflix, Airbnb, Disney, and Amazon – to name just a few household names.

In this talk, Marty hammers home the point that customers are not the source of innovation – it must come from inside your company. Prime and the iPhone would not exist if Amazon and Apple listened to their customers, he argues. Using examples from some of the biggest product companies in the world, Marty shows how using engineers in Product Discovery can lead to innovation in a way that a focus group never could.

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Slides, Notes, & Pictures from Business of Software Conference Europe 2018

Slides, Notes, & Pictures from Business of Software Conference Europe 2018

Last week some of the smartest minds in the software game gathered in London for Business of Software Conference Europe.

For those not able to make it this year, here’s a recap through the eyes of the organisers, speakers, and attendees. Below you’ll find the Slide Decks from the talks, book and podcast recommendations from speakers, key takeaways from attendees, Collaborative Notes, and pictures from the 5th Business of Software Europe Conference.

Read on for all the #BoS2018 goodness.

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Speaker Walk on Music, BoS Conference Europe 2018.

Speaker Walk on Music, BoS Conference Europe 2018.

Walk on Music. Let’s play, match the speaker to the walk-on music.

Each speaker at BoS Conference gets to choose their own walk on music unless they are brave enough to leave it to us… Here is the walk on music for this year’s Business of Software Conference Europe. Can you match the music to the speakers?

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Business of Software Conference Europe 2018 Speakers’ Reading List

Business of Software Conference Europe 2018 Speakers’ Reading List

Want to know what the smart people are reading?

Of course you do. it is one of the things that makes them smart! We asked the speakers from Business of Software Conference Europe 2018, (May 21-22nd, London), what book has had the biggest influence on their career and what they’re reading now.

Here’s what they said…

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Data, Simplicity, and Achieving Impact | Vince Darley, Deliveroo | BoS Europe 2017

Data, Simplicity, and Achieving Impact | Vince Darley, Deliveroo | BoS Europe 2017

Vince Darley, VP of Growth, Deliveroo

Vince drew on his significant experience as a data junkie to argue that we need to switch the obsession for seeking the coolest, newest predictive/learning models for an obsession with finding (usually simple) things that improve your business. There is, of course, a time and a place for fantastic, sophisticated models, but better not to start there. Vince shared some of the simplest ideas that you can use in your business to make better-informed decisions.

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