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Xero On Air: Our first day of being ‘On Air’


Sep 14, 2020

It was a big first day on Xero On Air, with thousands of our community members tuning in to see our CEO, Steve Vamos, open our first global customer series. After months of work and excitement, our teams are thrilled to be sharing Xero On Air with you. We’ve created these episodes to connect and share with our community, and we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we’ve enjoyed filming them.

If you missed the opening day’s action, check out the highlights below.

Welcome to Xero On Air: Now, New, Next

Begin your Xero On Air experience with this must-see opening episode. Xero CEO, Steve Vamos, highlighted why connecting and sharing is more important than ever before, and drew on the lessons he’s learned from 40 years in the tech industry.

The impact COVID-19 is having on the world’s economy across key markets

Watch Xero Chairman, David Thodey, and leading global economist Michelle Meyer, who discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on the global economy, the technology sector and our small business customers around the world.

A Stop Start Recovery – what Xero’s Small Business Insights data shows us

In this episode we released the findings of our Xero Small Business Insights special report: Pandemic Insights: Small Business Experience. The report highlighted the economic impact of the pandemic on small businesses in some of our key markets including New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Xero’s Chief Customer Officer, Rachel Powell, and Managing Director of Australia and Asia, Trent Innes, explained the findings and what they mean for small business.

Watch the episode here.

New ways Xero is helping small businesses get started

Check out this exciting Xero announcement regarding our Starter/Early plan, which has been revived to help ‘new’ small businesses get up and running in the cloud.

Watch the episode here.

Why being an empathetic leader matters (New Zealand)

Do you know how your bottom line, your team’s wellbeing and your leadership are connected? To understand the link, join Xero’s Managing Director of NZ and Pacific Islands, Craig Hudson, for this thought-provoking episode.

Watch the episode here.

Xero’s ‘Rebuilding Australia: The role of small business’ report (Australia)

Small business; big impact. One of Australia’s leading social commentators, Bernard Salt, and Xero’s very own Trent Innes discussed the findings from Xero’s recent report – Rebuilding Australia: the role of small business’.

Watch the episode here.

A radical rethink of accounting (United Kingdom and South Africa)

It’s true that the role of the accountant or bookkeeper is going through a period of change. Change means risk – and opportunity. In this episode, Xero’s Managing Director of the UK and EMEA, Gary Turner, explored the most dramatic shifts and how they’ll affect the fight to save small businesses.

Watch the episode here.

Roadmap for small business in North America (Americas)

If you’re in North America, catch up on this conversation between SMB Group’s Laurie McCabe and Xero’s President Americas, Tony Ward, on the challenges small businesses are currently facing. Tony and Laurie also discussed the vital role of accountants and bookkeepers play to help small businesses navigate a path forward through COVID-19.

Watch the episode here.

Asia small business outlook: An economist’s perspective (Asia)

In this episode, Xero’s Managing Director of Asia, Kevin Fitzgerald, spoke to the Head of Asia Research at ANZ, Khoon Goh, about the outlook for the small business sector in the region.

Watch the episode here.

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