Empathetic Leadership, NYSE IPO & a New Edinburgh HQ - Andy MacMillan

UserTesting Edinburgh HQ - 2nd Floor, 7 Exchange Crescent Edinburgh, EH3 8AN - View Map Edinburgh
Thu, Aug 4, 6:00 PM (BST)

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Empathetic Leadership, NYSE IPO & a New Edinburgh HQ - Andy MacMillan CEO, UserTesting


While we speak highly and often of our Scottish-born tech unicorns including SkyScanner, Fanduel and Rockstar, we now find ourselves with a San Francisco-based unicorn opening its EMEA headquarters in Edinburgh: UserTesting.


UserTesting is a leading on-demand human insight platform that quickly gives companies a first-person understanding of how their target audience behaves throughout any experience and why. The platform is used by many of the world's top brands, including some of the fastest-growing fintech organisations, helping them deliver a seamless customer experience from all areas of the business through fast and effective feedback from real people.


We’re delighted to be joined by UserTesting Chair & CEO Andy MacMillan for a second time, having interviewed him at their San Francisco HQ as part of our Startup Grind Scotland Silicon Valley Programme.


Andy is renowned for his empathetic leadership style and recently led UserTesting to IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in November 2021.


Andy also brings 20 years of enterprise SaaS experience to UserTesting. As a former product executive at Oracle and Salesforce, he saw the critical role that customer centricity plays in creating great experiences. By helping companies become more customer-centric, he has grown multiple enterprise SaaS businesses to hundreds of millions of dollars.


Andy was also recently appointed as a new US Trade Envoy by the Scottish Government's SDI team. This aims to promote Scotland’s business interests to American markets.


We’ll be taking a closer look at a wide range of topics, including, and certainly not limited to:

  • Why the ‘E’ in CEO should stand for empathy
  • Leading a rapidly growing SaaS business to IPO
  • Why Edinburgh is a natural choice for an EMEA HQ
  • What Scotland can learn from the Silicon Valley mindset
  • What we can learn from a Silicon Valley CEO


Join us on Thurs 4th August as we learn from Andy’s expertise and journey to date.


[Speaker] Andy MacMillan (UserTesting)

Andy MacMillan is the world-renowned Chair & CEO of UserTesting (NYSE). Renowned for his empathetic approach to leadership, he led UserTesting to its IPO in November 2021.

As a former product executive at Oracle and Salesforce, he saw the critical role that customer centricity plays in creating great experiences. By helping companies become more customer-centric, he has grown multiple enterprise SaaS businesses to hundreds of millions of dollars.


[Host] Nick Murray

Nick Murray has worked cross-sector in the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem for nearly ten years. Passionate about inclusion, connectivity and community, he is currently the Co-Director at Startup Grind Scotland and Strategic Partnerships Manager at the Edinburgh-based gaming and data startup, Metanomic.


Why attend?

  • Learn from one of the world’s top SaaS CEOs
  • Connect with peers in a casual setting
  • Catch up with friends and make new ones
  • Enjoy healthy, sustainable food, courtesy of our friends at Nourish@ Cyrenians
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Share an ask or a project you’re excited about with the community


What you need to know!

What: Empathetic Leadership, NYSE IPO & a New Edinburgh HQ - Andy MacMillan CEO, UserTesting

When: Thurs 4th August

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Where: UserTesting Edinburgh HQ, 2nd Floor, 7 Exchange Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN

Bonus Extras: Partner offers, Slido Q&A and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!


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When

Thursday, Aug 4
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (BST)

Where

UserTesting Edinburgh HQ
2nd Floor, 7 Exchange Crescent EdinburghEH3 8AN

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