Ideas worth hearing

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

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Workshops

Speakers

Speaker List

Rich Mironov

CEO/Product Management Guru, Mironov Consulting

Rich is a seasoned executive and serial entrepreneur – he has been the ‘product guy’ (as CEO/VP Product) at six startups. With deep technical roots in B2B infrastructure, SaaS and consumer online, Rich combines ‘what-we-can-build’ with ‘what-markets-want’.

Jared Spool

Founder, UIE

Jared M. Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new design school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers.

Bob Moesta

President & CEO, The Re-Wired Group

Entrepreneur, innovator and ‘the milkshake guy’ from Clayton Christensen’s famous example of Jobs-To-Be-Done, Bob was one of the principal architects of the JTBD theory in the mid 1990s. He is back at BoS for 2018.

Michael ‘Mikey’ Trafton

CTO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Michael ‘Mikey’ Trafton is an entrepreneur from Austin, Texas. He currently leads technology initiatives at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, that uses technology to help it be the coolest movie theater in the world according to Wired.

Bethany Pagels-Minor

Senior Program Manager, Media Products, Apple

Bethany loves product development and improving the processes of developing successful products having worked with small <50 & large technology >10,000+ companies to drive product adoption, improve the product experience, design & evolve product vision.

Shawn Anderson

Co-Founder, PDQ

Shawn is the co-founder of PDQ.com, a software toolset used by Windows system administrators. Shawn is a SysAdmin at heart, and has spent his career making life better for his peers by building excellent software for them.

Shane Corellian

Co-Founder, PDQ

Shane is the co-founder of PDQ.com, a software toolset used by Windows system administrators. He is a self-professed Systems Management junkie and has, possibly, the most magnificent beard you’ve ever seen.

Peldi Guilizzoni

Founder & CEO, Balsamiq

Giacomo ‘Peldi’ Guilizzoni is the Founder & CEO of Balsamiq, makers of rapid, effective, and fun wireframing software. If you’ve been to Business of Software Conference before, you’ll know Peldi – he’s the friendly one handing out stickers!

Ayat Shukairy

co-Founder & Managing Partner, Invesp

Ayat Shukairy started her career as an educator & copywriter before co-founding Invesp to help customers convert web traffic into action. In 2016, she launched FigPii, a SaaS product to help companies improve their CRO.

David Cancel

CEO/Co-Founder, Drift

David Cancel is a 5x founder and 2x CEO with four successful exits to date. Currently, he’s co-founder and CEO of Drift, where he’s helping marketers transform their relationships with customers to drive retention & growth.

Claire Suellentrop

Co-Founder, Userlist.io & Forget The Funnel

Claire Suellentrop loves getting inside customers’ heads, uncovering what those customers really care about, and using these juicy details to create great marketing.

Rahul Vohra

CEO Founder, Superhuman

Rahul wants you to fall in love with email again.

Rick Nucci

CEO & Co-Founder, GetGuru

Rick is co-founder and CEO at Guru. Rick brings twenty years of experience in creating category-leading software solutions and companies.

Tania Katan

Co-Creator of #ItWasNeverADress, CEO, Creative Trespassing

Tania has made a vocation out of defying convention in order to create a platform for everyone to shine.

Bruce McCarthy

Founder, Product Culture

Bruce founded Product Culture to help communicate the key principles underlying consistently successful product-focused organizations.

Isa Watson

CEO Founder, Squad

Research chemist, data scientist, Wall Street, now software entrepreneur. Determined.

Greg Baugues

Manager, Developer Community, Twilio

Greg Baugues (pronounced ‘bogus’) leads the Developer Community team at Twilio, where his mission is to encourage and amplify the developers building the future of communications.

LT: Matt Wensing

Founder & Chief Strategist, Riskpulse

Matt was the founding CEO and now Chief Strategist of Riskpulse, sharing their mission for predictive analytics with global shippers, transportation carriers, and logistics companies.

Workshop: Bruce McCarthy

CEO, UpUp Labs

Bruce is CEO of UpUp Labs & President of Boston Product Management Association. He helps organizations improve the ROI of their product development. He spends most of his waking hours thinking about product roadmapping, prioritization, team effectiveness and leadership.

Workshop: Dave Collins

Founder, Software Promotions

Dave is the founder of Software Promotions, and has been helping businesses to get more visitors from Google since 1997. In that time Dave has worked with over 500 clients in 47 different countries, many of who rely entirely on web traffic for their revenues.

Workshop: Sean McGuire

Senior Business Consultant & UX Designer, Tieto

Originally trained as musician (composition, classical piano) Sean has 15 patents to his name and has worked as free-lance game inventor, with games published by Ravensburger Germany and Parker Brothers US.

Workshop: Bob Moesta

President & CEO, The Re-Wired Group

Entrepreneur, innovator and ‘the milkshake guy’ from Clayton Christensen’s famous example of Jobs-To-Be-Done, Bob was one of the principal architects of the JTBD theory in the mid 1990s. He is back at BoS for 2018.

Workshop: Thomas Smale

Founder, FE International

Thomas is a serial online business entrepreneur. In his early 20s, he began building and selling small online companies.