Xerocon Day 1

Wednesday 13 November 2019

8:00 AM

Registration and exhibition hall open

Spend time with exhibitors or prepare for the day with your colleagues and coffee

9:00 AM


Join us in the mainstage theatre to kick off Xerocon London with our MC Nigel Mead and Gary Turner, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Xero UK & EMEA.

9:15 - 9:45 AM

Communities of purpose
Speaker: 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 – we’re thinking differently about how technology can be a force for good in communities around the world. Steve believes that with an entire community behind you, anything is possible. He’ll share what’s next for Xero and how we’re investing and driving enhancements to rewire the world of small business making it seamless, simple and smarter.

9:45 - 10:30 AM

The state of the nation
Speaker: Gary Turner, Managing Director and Co-Founder UK & EMEA, Xero 

Ten years into the most significant shift in accounting for a generation – and with the pace of change accelerating towards completely cloud-enabled working firms – what does the next decade have in store for practitioners? Gary will highlight the key themes and challenges we need to overcome to place the client at the centre of tomorrow’s digital service models.

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Education can change the world 
Speaker: Priya Lakhani OBE, Entrepreneur

Priya Lakhani is an entrepreneur who has founded a food business, a social enterprise, and now leads a company developing the latest artificial intelligence and big data technology to understand how the brain learns. Come and hear how through education, Priya encourages us to pursue our purpose in life and make the world a better place. 

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Morning tea, networking and exhibition

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Product announcements
Speaker: Anna Curzon, Chief Product Officer, Xero

Let’s face it, the business landscape is moving fast – that’s why Xero is constantly investing in innovative products embedded with the latest technology. Anna will announce Xero’s new products and updates, and outline how they empower our community of bookkeepers, accountants and small business owners to do more.

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Lunch, networking, exhibition and product demos

Get refueled, catch up with our exhibitors and check out our three product demos where we’ll delve deeper into the key product announcements from the morning’s product keynote. We’ll let you know what and where after the product keynote on the mainstage.

3:45 - 4:30 PM

Afternoon tea and quick-talks

Get refueled, catch up with our exhibitors and join one of our 20 minute quick-talk sessions.

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Driving innovation in business banking
Speakers: Marieke Flament, CEO of Mettle and Andrew Ellis, Head of Ventures, NatWest

Innovation and regulatory changes are clearly having a major impact on the expectations  of small businesses. As these irresistible forces continue to evolve at breakneck speed, how do bankers and accountants work together to best serve SME needs? Marieke and Andy explore customer expectations, innovation and agility in the market.

5:10 - 5:25 PM

The rise of UK fintech in the accountancy profession
Speaker: David Brear, CEO of 11:FS

11:FS return to Xerocon shortly after the release of their feature film, 11:Years – the Rise of UK Fintech. Hear from David Brear, 11:FS CEO and host of the Fintech Insider podcast, on the rise of fintech and its impact on small businesses and the accountancy profession. 

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Appy Hour in the Exhibition Hall

An intimate chance to mix and mingle over a drink or two with colleagues and exhibiting apps.

5:45 - 6:45 PM

Fintech Insider Live: The Cash flow debate
Speakers: David Brear, CEO of 11:FS and guests

Join us for a drink and the live recording of the Fintech Insider podcast where we’ll touch on the day’s big announcements and debate the most impactful apps to improve cash flow.

7:00 - 10:30 PM

Xerocon Party

Finish your day at the infamous Xerocon party. There’ll be a band, street food and lots of entertainment. It's your chance to catch up and make new friends.


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

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