Xerocon Day 1

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

8:00 AM

Doors and expo opens

8:00 AM - 9:00AM


9:00 AM

Welcome to Xerocon San Diego
Nigel Mead, MC

9:10 AM

Opening Keynote
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.

10:00 AM

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.

10:50 AM - 11:35 AM

Morning break

11:35 AM - 1:00 PM

Xero Product Keynote
Jamie McDonald, Executive General Manager - Product

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. Jamie McDonald, Executive General Manager of Product, 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.

1:00 PM

Speaker: Nigel Mead

1:20 PM - 2:50 PM


3:40 PM

Transition to next breakout sessions

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Appy Hour

Join our ecosystem partners for drinks and apps in the Expo Hall to wrap up your first day at Xerocon.

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