Accountants and Bookkeepers from Asia, New Zealand and all around Australia will be converging on XeroCon South in Brisbane next week.
With a huge lineup of speakers and exhibitors this year, here are some talks that I am most looking forward to attending. (Click here for the full schedule.)
Keynote: The currency of the new economy is Trust (Day 1, 12:15 PM)
A thought leader and author, Rachel Botsman will be talking about how The currency of the new economy is Trust. Smartphones and personal devices have given consumers a safe way to quickly browse, compare and spend on goods and services. People armed with this new buying capability now demand “convenience services” which have never existed before. I am looking forward to hearing how this will be harnessed in new business models, how it will apply to my clients and in how I run my business.
Xero in on working with Cloud Integrators (Day 1 breakout session, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM)
A panel of Xero partners and cloud integrators sharing their insights into how choosing the right partner and solution can pay dividends in productivity and change management for your clients for tried and tested cloud solutions for industry verticals. You’re also going to see this practically in the Xero In sessions for trade, retail and hospitality clients (Day 2 breakout sessions, at 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM for retail and hospitality, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM for trade).
Keynote: Xero Product (Day 1 keynote, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM)
Using Xero HQ (Day 2 breakout session, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM)
The Xero product and Xero HQ presentations are always the highlight of the conference. we get to hear from the people behind the scenes at Xero about the features being released in the next 90 days that our customers need and want, and also what Rod and the team have been dreaming up. A preview of what advisors will be able to get access to for those that are using Xero as their practice management system, will draw a crowd. It is presented by the Solutions Manager for Practice Tools, Matthew Prouse.
The AI revolution (Day 2 breakout session, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM)
Emmanuel V Pitsillis, an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, will uncover how The AI revolution will impact the expertise and services we offer now. With the rapid advancements to cloud processing of information and learning, what will be the impact for businesses in the very near future? And how can we prepare and embrace this next wave of change and disruption?
Expo (Day 1 & Day 2)
With just under 90 exhibitor stands all vying for your attention, I know I will be learning about the new ecosystem entrants in Startup Alley as well as get the latest developments from The Gap, AccountKit, Spotlight Reporting and NowInfinity for my client partners to name a few.
Want to make a note of these sessions? Download the XeroCon app (iOS and Android) and plan your agenda before you show up on Thursday morning.
There will no doubt be plenty to see and do this year. Please say hello if you get the chance at one of the network drinks or at the Gala Dinner, and share with me what has impacted you most at Xerocon South 2016.