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Xero On Air: A sneak peek of what’s coming to a screen near you

September 4, 2020

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Get ready for Xero’s ‘On Air’ debut, starting Monday 14 September. This is our first ever free-to-watch digital customer series, designed to connect and share with our community in a brand new way.

We’ll be sharing bite-sized episodes featuring industry experts, panel discussions and the latest product enhancements. The content spans global topics and regional deep dives so there’s something for everyone.

Register here or read on for a sneak preview of some of the exciting episodes coming to a screen near you.


Watch the ‘NOW’ episodes to hear more about what’s happening across the global small business community from the impact of COVID-19 on economies, to how to make yourself and your business more resilient.

A stop start recovery: What Xero’s Small Business Insights show us

Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) provides a picture of the impact that COVID-19 has had on small businesses in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). The insights in the report are based on anonymised and aggregated metrics drawn from hundreds of thousands of Xero subscribers.

We go behind the numbers and show comparisons between the three countries.

Popular app stack for practice success

Join Xero’s EGM of Ecosystem, Nick Houldsworth, GM of Partner Experience, Kaye Harding, and Practice App Specialist, Patrick Frigo, to learn about a great ‘starter app stack’ you can implement in your practice to reap the benefits of a connected Xero platform.

Top tips: Digital marketing on a budget

We speak to marketing experts from Google, Mailchimp and TRIBE and get their best tips and tricks for marketing your business on a shoestring budget.


Watch our ‘NEW’ episodes to hear about the new products and innovations coming your way.

Next Gen Practice

Xero’s Chief Product Officer, Anna Curzon, introduces you to Next Gen Practice and the latest product innovations for accountants and bookkeepers.

In this two part series, we’ll show you the new and upcoming product releases for your practice. You’ll also get to see some of them in play in a billable work demo and a new client engagement workflow.

Cash flow insights with Xero

Find out how to make better business decisions and improve your cash flow with Xero’s cash flow insights tools featuring powerful, real-time analysis of your financial performance.


Our ‘NEXT’ episodes look ahead to what’s going to matter to you in the future – the global tech trends and industry changes affecting your world.

Open banking: Flexibility and choice for customers

At its core, open banking is about empowering individuals and businesses. In this episode, we’re joined by Deloitte’s FinTech and Financial Services Innovation Leader, Louise Brett, and Xero’s Global EGM Financial Partnerships, Edward Berks, to find out what an open data world looks like for accountants, bookkeepers and small businesses. They also share what we can expect from open banking in the next few years.

Towards 2030: The technology shaping our world

Xero’s Chief Technology Officer, Mark Rees, delves into the world of augmented intelligence and explains the change it will bring for the world, for our industry and for your roles as small business advisors. Learn about the opportunities ahead and hear Xero’s position on the use of data and implementation of AI.

Region specific

We’re also screening episodes that take a closer look at your part of the world. You can scan through and check out if content from another region catches your eye.

Americas: ‘Roadmap for small businesses in North America’

SMB Group Co-Founder, Laurie McCabe, joins Xero’s President of the Americas, Tony Ward, to talk about adapting to the new normal and navigating a path forward.

Asia: ‘Tech adoption: New pathways to success’

Xero app partners Talenox and MoneySQ join Xero’s Head of Strategic Partnerships in Asia, Devere Bryan, to discuss what they’re seeing across the region and digitalisation opportunities for the future.

Australia: ‘An open letter from small business to the Treasurer’

In this episode, hear from small business owners on what’s hampering their business growth opportunities, and how they believe the Australian Government could better support them.

New Zealand: ‘Why empathy matters for leaders’

In this thought-provoking episode, join Xero’s Managing Director, NZ & Pacific Islands, Craig Hudson, as he links leadership, wellbeing, and your bottom line. Find out why empathetic leadership is critical to the recovery of Kiwi businesses.

United Kingdom and South Africa: ‘A radical rethink of accounting’

Accountancy as a profession is undergoing a period of change. Xero’s Managing Director, UK & EMEA, Gary Turner, explores the most dramatic shifts for accountants and bookkeepers, and how they’ll affect the fight to save small businesses.

Join accountants, bookkeepers and small business owners from around the world and tune into a range of topics from your office, your living room, or wherever you happen to be.  

Why leave it there?

Check out the full schedule of episodes and register for free here

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