Day 2
Main Stage
Sep 12, 2022
4:00 pm
5:00 pm

Premier Keynote: "So We Had To..."

Every day we are faced with challenges that force us to innovate. Learn from Jim McKelvey's perspective on innovation.

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What will be covered in this session?

Chances are good you’ve run across a Square device at some point, especially if you’ve recently visited a food truck or mobile small business. The tiny piece of plastic that allows you to accept credit cards on your smartphone is all over the US and recently landed in Australia, along with a suite of business-management tools. The company, co-founded by Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey — also the co-founder of Twitter — has more than 2500 employees and is now valued at $20 billion.

After building Square (now Block), Jim wrote The Innovation Stack, a New York Times best seller, about their journey as a startup. Constantly running into problems that had not been solved yet, McKelvey and Dorsey were forced to innovate and find new ways to solve these issues. This is not a unique problem for tech companies. Every day, business people are forced to innovate if they are challenging the status quo.

Jim McKelvey will bring insights that dealers can turn into action in their stores as they are faced with new problems in an ever evolving market.

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