Doors and expo opens
Welcome to Xerocon San Diego
Nigel Mead, MC
Steve Vamos, Chief Executive Officer, Xero
Our Xero community is growing in purpose. In an era where running a small business can be daunting, even isolating, Xero is thinking differently about how technology can be a force for good in communities around the world, connecting and inspiring small businesses to have the confidence to thrive. Steve Vamos, CEO, believes that with an entire community behind you, anything is possible. He will explain what’s next for Xero and how the company is investing and driving enhancements to improve the quality of life for small business owners and our community around the world.
Keynote: Strategy in a World of Disruption: Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Experimental: Why Build a Culture of Experimentation
Speaker: Shawn Kanungo
Competition is for losers. Today, our competitive global market is unforgiving and ruthless –no one is spared. Consumer expectations and behaviors, shaped by new market entrants, have also changed more in the last 10 years than in the last 100 years combined. Disruptive innovation is forcing firms to reimagine their customer experiences, channel strategies and business models. How do we survive? Today, we need to be bold, brave and experimental. We can only keep up if we foster a relentless culture that promotes human-centered design and rapid experimentation. This is our only competitive advantage.
Xero Product Keynote
Anna Curzon, Chief Partner Officer, Xero
Let’s face it, the business landscape is moving fast. Digital Transformation is key as data, cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning change the way we interact, share, expand, respond and delight customers. For this reason Xero is thinking ahead and investing to ensure our community of small business owners are using innovative products embedded with the latest technology. Anna Curzon, Chief Product and Partner Officer, will outline Xero’s new products and enhancements, explain how you can get your hands on the latest business solutions and be ready for whatever is ahead.
Lunch and demo sessions
Xero in Canada
Speakers: Will Buckley & Kerry Woods-Samuels
It's been over twelve months since Xero officially launched in Canada. Join Will and team to learn about our exciting journey so far and hear what’s coming next. Our product specialists will demo key new features like GIFI mapping, GST, report codes and templates and we'll end with a live Q&A.
Blockchain: It's not just about Bitcoin
Speaker: Matthew May
While blockchain is best known as the underlying technology for cryptocurrency this technology has much broader applications. It’s being integrated into business processes for a wide range of businesses including banking, healthcare, insurance, real estate and education. In this session we’ll examine the impact of blockchain on the accounting profession.
The #human ripple effect
Speaker: Rebecca Gravestock
Putting your purpose and people at the heart of what you do is more important than ever. If you get this right, it has a powerful ripple effect from the inside out, to your brand and ultimately your number one priority: your customers. Rebecca shares her thoughts on why this inside out approach is so valuable and what you can do to embed a purpose led, values based and customer centric culture in your business.
Transition to next breakout sessions
Helping you and your clients build a more sustainable business
Speakers: Mary Buckley & Craig Walker
Using Xero’s online invoicing with invoice reminders and a payment service is one of the most efficient ways small businesses can get paid - and we’re dedicated to delivering innovations that help businesses get paid even faster. Come see what we’ve been working on to help you and your clients stay on top of cash flow, optimise sales workflows and drive profitability in Xero.
Xero + Hubdoc
Speakers: Jamie Shulman & Jamie McDonald
Focus your time on helping small businesses make sense of their financial data, as opposed to collecting it. With Hubdoc and Xero, the most time consuming administrative tasks are a pain of the past. Automating document collection and streamlining the classification of that data is the way of now. Join us as we contextualize the benefits of adopting code free accounting to transform your practice and gather workflow tips and tricks along the way.
The power of the full Xero stack
Speaker: Chris Elliott
New to Xero and our Advisor and Practice tools? This is a chance for you to get an overview and single workflow process of how these tools support a modern accounting or bookkeeping practice. Learn the power of the single ledger, key tips to ensure the client’s files are accurate, prepare financial reports, map the data to a cloud tax solution, and lodge this electronically, all without needing to re-key information.
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Join our ecosystem partners for drinks and apps in the Expo Hall to wrap up your first day at Xerocon.
*Schedule is subject to change