Session Topics for BoS Conference Europe
The 5th European Business of Software Conference is now less than 3 months away. Here are some of the sessions - click the links to find out more:
You need a workforce that understands your consumer base or you will not build products people love. How can you empathise with customers without a team of people that could? Learn from some successful and unsuccessful approaches to building a team that is more of a Formula One team than a family.
Leading a business in a growth phase is more fun than when times get tough. Here’s some lessons learned founding, building, leading and running enterprise software and SaaS companies over almost 30 years. There’s been more than a fair share of success but the biggest lessons have come from managing in tough times.
Hear from a founder who has built her business in the face of significant competition from competitors, many of whom are very well funded (over $500 million invested into competitors, most no longer alive). The little company has three huge advantages that you need to know.
Is that a feature or a business? How do you find the right business for your software? All successful businesses have to answer this, and seven other key questions sooner or later, so start thinking about them from the outset to reduce the likelihood of failure.
Anti-problems are a great way of considering how to do things well. Consider 10 ways designers and business people can guarantee they will ensure they never see eye-to-eye. You will probably recognise all 10 in action in your own organisation. If things are going to change for the better, do the opposite.
It’s not enough to hire talented people and hope. Building great products means creating the best environment for teams to thrive. Expect insights on effective collaboration, the habits of successful teams, and core principles for designing an outstanding team culture.
Once upon a time, enterprise software was a safe bet for entrepreneurs and investors. Why is this no longer true and what are the implications for building a B2B SaaS business? Understand the opportunities and challenges that the new software paradigm presents entrepreneurs from the perspective of five decades of investing and founding software companies.
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New Speakers for BoS Conference Europe
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We're also thrilled to announce 3 new speakers who will be joining us for BoS Conference Europe this May.
Tom Adeyoola is the Founder/CEO of Metail, the body shape and garment fit visualisation company. He'll talk about how he built a business in an industry he had very little knowledge about.
Welcome back Laura Roeder who spoke at BoS USA 2016. Laura bootstrapped MeetEdgar - in competition against some very well funded competitors. She's sharing what she learned and explaining why small, unfunded business have a lot of advantages.
Tendayi Viki, is an ex-academic - I would have loved to been in his class, whatever the subject. Tendayi will explain why clever ideas are not enough and the seven questions you need to answer to know whether you might have a successful business rather than a nice feature.
New Video: Mike McDerment, CEO, Freshbooks
In 2015, a competitor sprang up that clawed its way into FreshBooks' market and began to drag customers away from their product. CEO Mike McDerment couldn't have been happier. If you're thinking about how you can make big changes in your business, (how you move from Enterprise to SaaS for example), you should watch. Click here to sign up for our Online Hangout with Mike later this month.
Watch Mike's Talk Here