Xerocon Day 2

Thursday 14 November 2019

8:00 AM

Exhibition hall opens

Ease into the day with pastries and barista coffee

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Want more success? Make better decisions. 
Speaker: Brad Burton, Founder of 4Networking

Do you want to be a happier more successful version of yourself?  Brad Burton, Founder of 4Networking – the largest joined up business network in the UK – is the master of teaching people how they can not only make better decisions... but a whole lot faster. Kick start your day by listening to this high energy motivational speaker.

9:30 - 10:20 AM

The platform that powers small business
Speakers: Nick Houldsworth, Executive General Manager – Ecosystem at Xero, Edward Berks, Director of Platform Business at Xero and Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Head Trustee for Open Banking. 

What binds our community is the platform from which we all operate. This platform holds the key to how advisors can help business owners expand and differentiate to be more successful. Nick will discuss why the Xero platform is unique and how we’re expanding our community with financial institutions and ecosystem partners to create deeper, data-rich connections that deliver breakthrough solutions for businesses and their advisors. He will then be joined by Edward and Imran who will share what’s happening in the world of bank feeds and why Open Banking is important to the UK and where it goes next. 

11:05 - 11:40 AM

Morning tea, networking, exhibition and product demos

12:20 - 12:50 PM

Customer. Centric. Approach.
Speaker: Rachael Powell, Chief Customer Officer

We believe a world class customer experience is delivered from the inside out. That’s why Xero supports and invests in people, technology and leading education programmes. Rachael will discuss how Xero puts the customer experience at the heart of our business strategy and delivers this through a highly engaged and active employee community.

12:50 - 1:20 PM

Craig Hudson: Being brave when it counts
Speaker: Craig Hudson, Xero Managing Director for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

A former professional New Zealand rugby player, Craig joined Xero as Territory Account Manager EMEA in the UK and is now Managing Director for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. But getting there didn’t come without its challenges. Craig will share his powerful and emotive mental health journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

1:25 - 2:40 PM

Lunch, exhibition, demos and reflection

2:05 - 2:35 PM

Wellbeing panel 
Speakers: Jen Surtees, People Experience Director (EMEA) at Xero, and guests

Following on from Craig Hudson’s talk Being brave when it counts, Xero’s UK Director of People Experience Jen Surtees will host our wellbeing panel to discuss things we can all do to care for our wellbeing, while also supporting those around us. Jen will be joined by Bron Hudson, wellbeing strategist and wife of Craig Hudson.

2:40 – 3:20 PM

Get your act together: Tips on how to make the most of Xerocon
Speakers: Damon Anderson, Director of Operations and Ash Gibson, Partner Marketing Manager at Xero

With so much to see and learn at Xerocon, Damon and Ash will highlight the key takeaways to help you and your team make a plan for what’s next. From product announcements and the latest industry trends to some of the unexpected moments, don’t miss out on this lively recap. 

3:20 - 4.00 PM

The astronaut capturing the imagination of the nation
Speaker: Major Tim Peake CMG, European Space Agency astronaut

Renowned astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG became the first British ESA astronaut to go to the International Space Station. Orbiting 400km away, Tim used technology to stay connected with Earth – tweeting the Queen from space and even reading bedtime stories that were broadcast to over two million children. Tim’s journey captured the imagination of the nation, and crucially, the next generation. In this talk, Tim will discuss the importance of inspiring greater interest and understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as space. 

4:00 PM

Thank you and goodbye
Speaker: MC Nigel Mead and Gary Turner, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Xero UK & EMEA.

4:15 PM

Event ends


Please note: the Xerocon London 2019 schedule is subject to change.

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