Xerocon Day 2

Thu 5 October 2017

8:15 AM

Exhibition hall open

Coffee, tea, pastries served

9:15 AM

Welcome to Day 2

Gary Turner, Managing Director, Xero UK & EMEA

9:30 AM

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 Programme.


Building business success through community

Emma Jones, entrepreneur and founder of Enterprise Nation

The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business community of over 75,000 people who benefit from business books, events and funding: online, in print and in person.  Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members. 

10:45 AM

Morning Tea

11:15 AM

Breakout sessions

We'll share these sessions with you shortly. 

12:45 PM


2:00 PM

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, 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 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.

3:00 PM

Panel discussion

Led by Rod Drury, CEO and Co-Founder, Xero

4:00 PM

Conference end