Conference Agenda Includes Hands-on Sessions, Speed Mentoring and
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) announced a series of tailored breakout
sessions featuring well-known entrepreneurs, authors and business
experts at QuickBooks
Connect, taking place Nov. 2-4 in San Jose, Calif.
QuickBooks Connect is created to unite thousands of entrepreneurs, small
business owners, accountants and developers under one roof to connect,
learn and grow.
The agenda features educational and inspirational breakout sessions
across three target audiences, constructed to fit the unique needs of
each attendee. Speakers from around the world – including profit
improvement expert and best-selling author Mark Wickersham from the
United Kingdom and Canadian business consultant Esther Friedberg Karp –
will bring their expertise from a variety of industries and
organizations and provide insights and tools needed to help the audience
grow and succeed.
Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur Highlights
A Conversation With Eric Ries and Scott Cook: Going Lean and
Growing Your Business: Intuit founder Scott Cook and Eric Ries,
author and founder of the Lean Startup movement, will discuss how to
transform the way products are built and launched in the marketplace,
and will share lessons from their own entrepreneurial journeys.
Learn and Tell: Ask a Small Business Expert Anything: A panel
of small business experts will share advice on a wide variety of
topics, including marketing, law and accounting. Moderated by Bill
Rancic, entrepreneur and winner of the first season of “The
Apprentice,” the panel includes Google Entrepreneur in
Residence Jewel Burks; USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams; accounting
influencer Dawn Brolin; and CPA and partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Speed Mentoring, produced by Lean Startup Co.: Small businesses
will be matched with expert mentors who will provide customized
feedback on pressing business questions. Registered QuickBooks Connect
attendees can sign up for 20-minute mentoring sessions online.
Measure What Matters to Clients: Ron Baker, founder of the
VeraSage Institute, will inform accountants how to approach value
pricing in their own firms and bring strategic value to their clients.
The institute is the leading think tank dedicated to educating
Large Firms Talk Track: Gary Boomer, president of Boomer
Consulting, Inc., worked with Intuit to create a series of breakout
sessions focused on helping large firms save time, navigate
technological disruptions and reimagine client services. Boomer has
also been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting
by Accounting Today.
Hackathon: The two-day pre-conference hackathon, starting on
Nov. 1, will give developers a chance to solve big problems for small
businesses in a creative and fun way. Whether they already have an app
idea or are looking for a new challenge, solo developers or teams with
up to five members are welcome to participate for about 36 hours of
innovation and a chance to win up to 0,000 in prizes.
Get Your Head (and Your Code) in the Small Business Cloud: As
the small business cloud reaches the tipping point of mass adoption,
developers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be first to
market with innovative new solutions. Avi Golan, vice president of
Intuit’s Developer Group, will be joined by Josh Reeves, co-founder
and CEO of Gusto, industry analyst and commentator Ben Kepes, Emergent
Research partner Steve King and other industry leaders to explain how
to create game-changing applications for the small business ecosystem.
Attendees can register for a Nov. 3 main event pass for 9.
Registration for the hackathon is free with a main event pass; those
interested simply need to select the optional hackathon activity when
registering. A full three-day pass, which is good for all accountant
breakouts, certification preparation courses and an accountant-focused
kickoff event on Nov. 2, is 9. Developers and others interested in
multi-day passes should visit the QuickBooks
Connect website for details and pricing.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. creates business and
financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for
small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.
Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®,
and TurboTax® and Mint.com,
which make it easier to manage small
businesses and payroll
processing; tax preparation
and filing; and personal finance. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit’s
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of .2 billion in its fiscal year
2015, with approximately 7,700 employees in major offices in the United
States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, India and other
locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Source: Intuit Inc.