With the conference on this week we thought we’d share with you what the final dream team of automation and cloud experts will be speaking about on Friday 11th May. We’re closing registrations on Wednesday so if you haven’t already, register here.
Brad will MC the days events and give us his current thoughts around the future of the internet and cloud in Australia.
A writer and speaker on technology, entrepreneurship and communication, and co-author of the book “A Faster Future”, Brad has kindly agreed to be Master of Ceremonies for the day. Learn more about Brad’s work here.
Life in the cloud goes a little faster. Startups are creating a new science for driving innovation and starting whole new businesses in the blink of an eye. Phil does his every day and will tell you all about it
Phil is a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with experience running massive scale consumer internet businesses. He was the founding CTO at Kazaa which saw 5 million users online at any one time, millions of downloads per day and a total global user base of over 100 million. At Pollenizer, Phil and his team help transform ideas into global web businesses. Learn more about Phil here.
What does an accounting practise need to look like in order to remain relevant in this new era of data, the cloud and online systems.
Rob Nixon is an Entrepreneur, Speaker & Consultant who helps accounting firms and their clients dramatically improve their financial position. Rob will speak to the opportunities in the industry today industry with the passion that anyone who has heard Rob speak before will attest to. Learn more about Rob here.
Saasu is now being taught at university. Learn about what this means for the education system, cloud computing acceptance and more from a very tech savvy educator.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant and CPA (Specialist in Information Technology) who combines these qualifications with a PhD, a heavy goods vehicle drivers licence and a certificate 1 in chain saw. While his research has been published in prestigious international journals, he has never lost his fascination with leading edge, sometimes “bleeding edge” technology and introducing others to it. Ian will talk to this work with his students and the benefits and opportunities that brings.
Klaeton will give us as really good glimpse into the brave new world of ecommerce. As he puts it, “the Automated Life of an E-commerce dude”
Klaeton Sheehan, founder of Australian Direct, epitomises the successful Saasu customer. He’s a new breed of young smart e-tailer carving a slice out of the traditional retail market. His online store specialises in portable fridges, battery & solar systems. If you’re an avid camper, road traveller or 4wd fanatic then you might already know about his business. Klaeton will take us through his story of success and how he works.
Stuart Cook is the CEO of Australia’s fastest growing franchise (according to BRW) as well as one of the youngest franchise CEOs. Stuart will take us through how he works and the benefits brought to his business by using Saasu.
After being appointed the CEO of Zambrero Fresh Mex Grill just before his 24th birthday, he has lead the company to a growth of 600% in the last 18 months now employing more than 170 people across the group. Stuart has set his sights to take Zambrero to 100 stores by 2014. In 2010 Zambrero was the Social Responsible franchisor of the year, Mybusiness Magazine’s Best Retailer and the ACT’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Company of the Year.
In this talk Jodie will share her own journey and best practices that have resulted in her team having performed over 200 client migrations to Saasu.
With proven methodologies and attention to detail, Jodie assists her clients in what can be a time consuming and tricky transition between accounting systems. Jodie and her team epitomise the new breed of accounting firm emerging which by design can work anywhere with any client thanks to the benefits online accounting brings.
This presentation will show brief insights into how Saasu deals with security, data redundancy, development processes, capacity planning, performance and conclude with a brief demo to show what technology and features you may see in future releases of Saasu.
Paul is a long time computer nerd, has been in the software industry for over 20 years and holds a Microsoft MVP. He worked initially as a developer and software engineer, then software consultant, team leader, solution architect, and currently with Saasu as the Chief Technology Officer.
Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster covering big-picture internet issues, with a focus on information security and cybercrime. He studied computing science and linguistics before a media career including ABC Radio and the first dot-com boom.
Corneliu will show you not only a selection of best tools for your daily operations but how to automate the complete business processes run between these tools to help your team achieve maximum efficiency with minimal repetitions.
Senior Consultant with more than 15 years experience in Microsoft Software Development Technologies, with a strong focus on high-performance systems and security. He also designed and developed time-critical applications for Exchange Trading Systems.
22% of Australian business owners are aged 60 or over, which means Australia is currently faced with a succession issue. Market research indicates that the first place a small to medium business owner will go to find out how to successfully exit their business, is to their accountant. Jack will outline what accountants can do to begin offering capital raising, M&A, and exit services to their clients and why this is a strong differentiator in todays economy.
From having his company listed in the Fastest 50 Start-Ups, to raising over $5m for his personal clients and acquiring businesses with his panel of investors, Jack Delosa is an emerging leader for future and existing entrepreneurs. Jack’s focus is educating and developing a new breed of entrepreneur through The Entourage and MBE Education.
What can you do to ensure you are making the most of Saasu’s Real Time Data for business decision making?
Previously Alycia worked in a variety of industries such as accounting firms, investment firm, government, small and medium business in the fields of management and financial accounting as well as information systems. As an owner of a surf shop for 5, this experience gave Alycia the ability to relate to small business owners about the issues they face in their business every day. Whether that is financial issues such as cashflow, or staff issues, marketing and promotions, time erosion from working in the business, lack of focus due to interruptions or her speciality, what is the story behind their financial numbers and what can be done about it.
Grant present an overview of service design principles and practice, and how the application of service design can deliver business value, in terms of enabling innovation, finding operating efficiencies and reducing risk, for SMEs specifically.
Grant has a background that crosses strategic design, social network engagement and web application development. Grant is excited to be leading Zumio as an innovation strategist. Grant’s personal passion is to help support people live sustainable lives and is aligned with the pressing need for businesses to work more sustainably.
Game Changing Marketing & Sales Strategies to Accelerate Growth in your Company!
Prior to joining Datarati, Will was the Data Director at global advertising agency M&C Saatchi/Mark.
M&C Saatchi launched a new agency called (Mark.) back in 2007 that merged direct and digital media – and introduced, for the first time for the agency, the discipline of data.
Find out who will be receiving Saasu’s annual partner performance awards.
* Best App using the Saasu API.
* Best Platform supporting the Saasu API.
* Best Client Coverage by a Practise.
* Best Implementation Team.
* Best Client Coverage by a National Group.
Tony has over 20 years experience in the information technology and data industries, working with leading players including IBM Cognos, Dun & Bradstreet and The Nielsen Company. He is passionate about the Internet and excited about the way it is changing society and business. Tony’s primary passion is people – sharing his knowledge and experience to make them and their businesses more successful. A prolific and influential user on social networks including Twitter and an open networker, Tony has been blogging since 2003.
What is Saasu going to do next. What are the trends for the accounting and business systems industry. Learn about our thoughts on these questions and also see some very interesting aspects of Saasu but from inside the mothership.
Marc founded Saasu.com back in 2000 using a slow funded approach in order to create an extremely good value online accounting engine. Previously, Marc was a Director of Principal Finance and Credit Trading Risk at Deutsche Bank. His latest goal is to build a web application that helps business owners remove the operational glass ceiling from their business life. Marc is a naturalist and a minimalist at heart believing the human race should be spending more time exploring and discovering and less time dealing with the paperwork of life.