Xerocon Day 1

Wed 13 September 2017

8:00 AM

Exhibition hall and registration open

9:00 AM

Welcome to Xerocon Melbourne 2017

9:20 AM

Keynote: The future has arrived
Rod Drury, CEO and Co-Founder, Xero

Over the last few years, accounting vendors have talked about the future. How cloud technology will change your practice, your job, your industry. Well, that day is here. Rod will take you through real examples and implications of how connected accounting, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence are changing our industry today and what will quickly come next.

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 what it means to be a Xero Partner.

12:00 PM

Keynote: Amplify your influence and develop commercial clarity around your competitive advantage.
Dan Gregory, Behavioural Researcher & Strategist
Kieran Flanagan, Behavioural Researcher & Strategist

What makes you a leader in your category or industry? What is it that asserts your uniqueness amongst your peers? What helps you stand out in a group of professional competitors as an authority, a thought leader, the “go-to” expert in your field.
Certainly, your knowledge and experience play an important part in this process, but more important is how you position yourself, the personal brand you create and the intellectual property you develop that elevates you from a high performance player to industry innovator and influencer.
In this fun and inspiring presentation, you’ll learn how a unique tone of and professional profile building strategies create impact in the market place.

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.