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Accounting Apps Podcast | Accounting Technology | formerly Cloud Stories

“Cloud Stories is the world’s coolest accounting podcast” A guy on the Internet told me this once, and I choose to believe him!

The Cloud Stories podcast explores how business solutions integrate with online accounting software (Xero, MYOB and or QBO), and can, in turn, automate processes and improve productivity and profitability. By sharing Cloud Stories from the community listeners gain insights into how small businesses and advisory services can thrive in a brave new world of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots.

Over the years, Heather Smith has interviewed Accountants • Bookkeepers • Business Consultants • Cloud Advisors • Cloud Integrators • Developers • Small Business Owners • and Solution Providers • who have generously shared their own Cloud Story on the popular podcast.

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Dec 7, 2022

Today I’m speaking with Sabby Gill, CEO of Dext 

Sabby Gill was appointed as Chief Executive at Dext in October 2022. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the technology sector, spanning sales, operations, development, support and customer service. He has spent his career supporting businesses of all sizes with technology that looks to unlock their potential—both at home and in international markets, including working in the Netherlands and Dubai. Prior to joining Dext, Sabby was CEO of Thomas International, which is a leading talent assessment and psychometric provider. Prior to that Sabby was UK & Ireland Managing Director of Sage, prior to that I held senior executive leadership roles at Epicor, IGT, HP, CA Technologies, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).

In this episode I ask Sabby Gill:

  • You joined Dext two months ago, what attracted you to joining the Dext empire?
  • What do you hope to achieve with Dext over the next two years?
  • Let’s talk about community. You’ve worked alongside the Accounting and Bookkeeping community for many years. In your introductory letter to the community you have said “I am obsessed with customer and employee engagement, and I’m excited to meet many of the partners and businesses Dext supports. If I jump into any forum and mention Dext, a lot of unhappy campers will respond ”What can the APAC region expect from DEXT over the next two years and beyond.
  • What is the strategic focus of Partnerships within APAC?
  • You serve on a number of boards, pushing for digital adoption: You’ve recently become the Chair of the Digital Leaders Advisory board, a community of over 180,000 professionals working to eliminate the issues that hold back UK Digital Transformation such as access to knowledge, networks and skills. What are you hoping to achieve in that role, how can UK people get involved with the Digital Leaders Advisory board, and have you got them all using Dext yet?
  • Talk to me about the future of E-invoicing in Australia.
  • Have you ever been involved in a company that has undergone a brand change / rename that Dext has gone through. Like before this session, I had to visit the website and find out what the official new name of Receipt Bank is - its Dext Prepare
  • Were facing a tough economic environment, with inflation, looming global recession, what advice do you have for small businesses out there.
  • Is there anything else you would like to share with our listeners and how can they get in touch with you?

I hope you liked listening to that interview with Sabby Gill, CEO of Dext. From here, I encourage you to subscribe to the Cloud Stories podcast, join the Xero Mastermind group on Facebook for advanced conversations around the ecosystem, and subscribe to the informative Accounting Apps newsletter which gives you a great overview of the ecosystem space. It's available at https:// HeatherSmithAU.COM. I also encourage you to connect with me on LinkedIn. I’m Heather Smith and you've been listening to the Cloud Stories podcast..