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  • Next Starts Now



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.

*Breakout Session Details Below


  • 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


Next Starts Now

Industry Breakouts (12.00 pm to 1.00 pm)

Track 1: Retail

  • Omni-channel Retailing: Make Your Next Order the ‘Perfect Order’

Track 2: Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing

  • Delivering Products, Services and Experience: Addressing the Next Big Challenges for Modern Product Companies

Track 3: Software

  • What’s Next for Software? Trends and Opportunities in the Cloud

Track 4: Services

  • Which Market Next? How Services Firms are Harnessing the Cloud for International Expansion

Track 5: General Business

  • Get Ready for What’s Next: How Cloud Business Software Can Set You Up for Change, Growth and Innovation

Role-Based Breakouts (2.00 pm to 3.00 pm)

Track 1: CFO

  • The ‘Next-Ready’ Finance Function: Supporting Innovation and Growth

Track 2: CEO

  • The Future is Now: How Cloud Can Help you Scale, Respond to Change and Become a Leader in Your Market

Track 3: CIO

  • Security, Safety, Certainty: How Cloud Secures Your Future

Track 4: HR

  • Putting People at the Heart of Your World

Track 5: Sales and Marketing

  • Success in Customer Experience - Why Culture will Always Eat Strategy for Breakfast

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

Please use Google maps for exact driving directions to Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. Check out the parking options at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge