Xerocon Day 1

Wed 13 September 2017

9:00 AM

Welcome to Xerocon Melbourne 2017

9:20 AM

Keynote: The power of us

Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia
Craig Hudson – Country Manager, Xero New Zealand

Xero MDs Trent and Craig will open Xerocon Melbourne 2017 with an overview of what’s happening around the Xero universe. They’ll walk you through some of the key outcomes you’ve helped to achieve and the impact our community is having on driving small business success and boosting economic prosperity. Plus, get the lowdown on some of the exciting regional projects coming your way.

9:45 AM

Keynote: How to run a beautiful business in the age of machines

Tim Leberecht, author and consultant

Tim Leberecht, author of the widely acclaimed book The Business Romantic and advisor to organizations worldwide, argues that as machines take our jobs and do them more efficiently, soon, the only work left for us humans will be the kind of work that must be done beautifully rather than efficiently: with care, character, and craftsmanship. Tim believes we are indeed shifting from a smart age to a new romantic era in which companies rich with imagination and emotion will have an unfair advantage. In his talk, he inspires you to think about your business differently and proposes four concrete principles that enable you to thrive while maintaining your humanity in the age of machines.

10:30 AM

Morning tea

11:15 AM

Keynote: Powering an efficient practice in the digital world

Anna Curzon, Chief Partner Officer, Xero

We're passionate about enabling our accounting and bookkeeper partners to run efficient, growing, digital practices in the cloud and we're constantly developing world class tools to make that happen. In this session, we'll reveal the next wave of enhancements to Xero HQ, the continued growth of our partner products and tools and the next phase of the Xero Partner Program.

12:00 PM

Keynote: Building Your Personal Brand

Dan Gregory, Behavioural Researcher & Strategist
Kieran Flanagan, Behavioural Researcher & Strategist

Dan and Kieran are co-founders of The Impossible Institute, and their specialisation is the business of human behaviour. Learn from them how to build your personal brand.

1:00 PM


5:30 PM

Networking drinks

Join us for drinks and canapés in the Expo Hall to wrap up your first day at Xerocon.