Oracle NetSuite Next Ready Business Tour




Next Starts Now: The Future of Cloud and Business Innovation

Cloud software has become the de facto platform for businesses of all sizes. It frees organisations to innovate, grow and respond to change. It lets you focus on tomorrow, not today.

As the original cloud business software company, NetSuite has led the market for two decades. At the Next Ready Business Tour London you will see why it is the chosen platform for 40,000 organisations - in every sector and country on the planet. Learn what’s new, what’s coming next and what the future of cloud – and business – looks like.

Join us for a packed day of information, demonstrations, thought leadership and networking:

  • Hear keynotes by leading academics and TEDTalk speakers on the future of business
  • Learn about sector and functional trends and how cloud technology helps address key challenges
  • Understand the market and technology from NetSuite’s viewpoint, and how its strategy allows it to support ever more companies from start-up to global enterprise
  • Learn about NetSuite’s roadmap for the future including product demonstrations and our very latest industry solutions
  • Focused breakout sessions by industry sector and role. Whether you’re considering cloud, evaluating NetSuite or a current customer, there’s something for everyone.


  • It’s the #1 Business Cloud event in EMEA
  • Insight from NetSuite – the cloud industry pioneer
  • Learn how successful European organisations have transformed their business to address today’s challenges
  • Hear from business people, academics and TEDTalk speakers on strategies for innovation in a changing world
  • Network with hundreds of other business leaders from across EMEA


CEOs, CFOs, FDs, CIOs, HR, Sales & Marketing and Services professionals, from any size company. You may already be using cloud, be evaluating cloud or just want to know more.


Jason Maynard

Jason Maynard

SVP Strategy & Marketing, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

Mark Woodhams

Mark Woodhams

SVP and Managing Director, EMEA, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

David Turner

David Turner

Senior Marketing Director, EMEA, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

Julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean, London Business School

Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton

Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and founder of the Hot Spots Movement

Craig Sullivan

Craig Sullivan

Group Vice President, Product Management, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

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To register for this exclusive event please click here. Attendance is free!


9.00 am – 10.00 am Registration and refreshments
10.00 am – 11.00 am Next Starts Now Keynote
Jason Maynard, SVP Strategy & Marketing, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit
Mark Woodhams, SVP and Managing Director, EMEA, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit
11.00 am - 11.30 am Fast Forward: Building High Growth Organisations
Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean, London Business School
11.30 am – 12.00 pm Networking Break
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Industry-Based Breakout Sessions
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch and Networking
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Role-Based Breakout Sessions
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Networking Break
3.30 pm – 4.10 pm NetSuite Solutions Demonstration and Product Roadmap
4.10 pm – 4.45 pm NetSuite Customer Panel Discussion
4.45 pm – 5.30 pm The Future of Work: Building Organisations that People WANT to Work for
Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and founder of the Hot Spots Movement
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm Cocktails and Networking


Industry Breakouts (12.00 pm to 1.00 pm)

Track 1: Retail

  • In retail today, the omni-channel experience is no longer an aspiration, but an expectation of today’s consumer. Customers increasingly expect to order online, pick up in store, return goods at the most convenient location - the anywhere, anytime experience. But it’s not as simple as just being both online and on the high street. Join this session to hear how, with the help of a unified cloud based software platform, today’s retailers are overcoming the challenges of omni-channel, and delivering the ‘perfect order’ to their customers.

Track 2: Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing and Distribution companies are under pressure to modernise their business to support today’s customer. No longer is it purely about the product; it’s also about the services that come with it, and the post-sale customer experience. Without digital transformation, manufacturers and distributors run the risk of being left behind. Join this session to hear from industry experts and your peers on how you can evolve your business, overcome the challenges of today’s industry, and future-proof your business.

Track 3: Software

  • The rapid shift to cloud software across all markets presents both significant challenges and exciting opportunities to the software sector. Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum will discuss cloud adoption and trends in the sector, highlighting areas of growth and potential for software companies. The session will also highlight the new features from NetSuite that can help software companies succeed and grow.

Track 4: Services

  • When it comes to international expansion, acting local but delivering consistent and flexible services internationally is essential. In this session, Adrian Drozd, Research Director at Frost & Sullivan will explore how harnessing cloud solutions can support the international growth ambitions of services firms of all sizes, with examples of recent and upcoming developments in the NetSuite solutions.

Track 5: General Business

  • Whatever industry you’re in, you can be sure that change is the only constant. This session will look at how cloud business software is helping businesses transform themselves and how you can prepare to cope with – and drive – change, growth and innovation. Including customer experiences, industry thought leadership and exciting technology examples.

Role-Based Breakouts (2.00 pm to 3.00 pm)

Track 1: CFO

  • NetSuite’s ‘CFO Centre of Excellence’ analyses industry and broader market trends and looks at how technology can help CFOs meet the key challenges they face. This session looks at how the finance function and the role of the CFO is evolving, specific challenges like IFRS 15, and recent research funded by NetSuite. It also highlights how recent and upcoming developments in the NetSuite solutions can help finance professionals respond.

Track 2: CEO

  • CEO, Managing Director, Business Owner, Company Founder: whatever the title, today’s business leaders are all facing the same challenges as they take their business to the top. Hear from fellow CEOs on how they are addressing problems such as international growth without excessive cost, scaling the business without collapsing your IT infrastructure, and keeping the customer at the heart of the business.

Track 3: CIO

  • One of the key concerns we hear from CIOs regarding cloud is around system and data security. In this session NetSuite’s CIO Centre of Excellence will discuss the issue, explaining how NetSuite’s cloud-based services are helping CIOs protect company data from malicious attacks. Other CIOs will discuss their experiences with security and contrast them to traditional ‘on-premises’ models.

Track 4: HR

  • Join HR specialists as they discuss how to empower your people and overcome the challenges of engaging them in an increasingly technology led, self-service business environment. The session includes a demonstration on NetSuite’s brand new HR system, SuitePeople.

Track 5: Sales and Marketing

  • Join customer experience guru Tim Wade as he talks about the importance of culture to sustain and elevate your business strategy and the effect that culture has on creating great customer experiences. The session looks at the benefits of sales and marketing systems integrated into your business systems, and will demonstrate NetSuite’s unique Sales and Marketing automation capabilities.


The Oracle NetSuite Next Ready Business Tour is proud to have Systems Accountants as our overall event sponsor for the day.

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SystemsAccountants provide niche recruitment services and tactical consulting solutions, to enable clients to implement, support, develop & optimise Finance, ERP and Analytics systems, and deliver finance and business change. We’ve built an unparalleled global network of NetSuite professionals vetted ‘in person’ by our teams in London, Chicago, New York and Rotterdam.


Event details

Monday, 16th October 2017
9.00am – 7.00pm

Arriving via Public Transportation

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is situated in London’s South Bank, within minutes of Westminster and Waterloo London Underground stations and London Waterloo National Railway station.

Arriving via Car

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