Xerocon Auckland 2014 Programme

The detail on what to expect during Xerocon 2014.

Xerocon Day 1:
Thursday 20 February

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Keynotes

Rod Drury at Xerocon

Opening keynote: Global strategic update Rod Drury

Headwinds: disruption is real Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte Australia & Asia Pacific

Farming in the cloud: the what, why and when Ben Richmond and add-on partners

Product for New Zealand Xero product team leaders

Streams

A Get up to speed

New to Xero? Join this stream to find out everything you need to know as the cloud moves from the early adopters to the mass market. Insight from accountants like you and an in-depth look at the process behind moving a traditional practice to Xero.

B Grow your practice

If you’re already on board with Xero, this is your ticket to a better practice. A session with our product team on what’s coming up, and a look at five new services you can offer your clients.

C Take on the world

If you’re in charge of the big decisions in your practice, this is the track for you. You’ll hear high-level strategy from CEO Rod Drury, and get a look at what others have done in some unvarnished presentations from accountants who have taken on the world.

D Technology Partner expo

Add-ons and more – hear from other technology providers who work with Xero to give you and your clients a higher-value experience.

Xerocon Day 2:
Friday 21 February

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Keynotes

Accounting partners at Xerocon

NZ strategic update Amanda Armstrong, General Manager NZ

Google & you Tony Keusgen, Google NZ

Development of a special purpose financial reporting framework Dr Michael Fraser
Director - Technical Services, NZICA

ASB, Accountants and making business easier Steve Jurkovich, ASB

Streams

A Get up to speed

Detailed training to help you get the most out of Xero. The Xero GL, Report Packs and more. And you’ll hear Xero Partners talk about the variety of different ways they use the cloud in their practices.

B Grow your practice

More high value services you can offer your clients. And a look at some key Add-on Partners, and how they not only unlock valuable information about client businesses, but present it in a beautiful, digestible way.

C Take on the world

Get some raw detail on the legal ins and outs of marketing your services. Then see the strategic side Practice Studio – people, processes and more.

D Technology Partner expo

Add-ons, banks and more – hear from other technology providers who work with Xero to give you and your clients a higher-value experience.

Xero Awards Dinner:
Friday 21 February

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Dinner

Xerocon Auckland dinner and drinks
Enjoy some great food and networking before you dance the night away.

The Xero Awards

Xero Awards NZ Xero Accounting Partner of the Year 2012

Celebrate success with our high-achieving Partners.

  • Accounting Partner of the Year 2012 winner: Winstanley Kerridge
  • Fastest Growing Partner 2012 winner: Curtis McLean
  • Partner Website Award 2012 winner: Enable Business
  • Bookkeeping Partner of the Year 2012 winner: Katalyst Office Management
  • Add-on Partner of the Year 2012 winner: Unleashed
  • Training Partner of the Year 2012 - Training & Beyond
  • Emerging Add-on Partner of the Year 2012 winner: Quotient
  • Xero MVP 2012 winner: Peter McCarroll
  • Partner Innovation Award 2012 winner: Finman Services