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8x8 CTO Bryan Martin to Speak at VCXC New Telecosm Summit

Nov 26, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), a provider of cloud communications and collaboration solutions, today announced that Chief Technology Officer Bryan Martin will be speaking at the Voice Communications Exchange Committee (VCXC) New Telecosm Summit to be held on December 3, 2013 at the Penn Club in New York City. Mr. Martin's presentation will take place during the "Leaders of the New Telecosm - Networks and Services" segment of the conference.

Hosted by VCXC, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization working to speed the transition from legacy PSTN to all-IP networks and upgrade core voice service to high definition, the New Telecosm Summit showcases the industry leaders and forces moving communication to the center of the global economy. Returning this year as Event Chairman is George Gilder, publisher of the Gilder Technology Report and former co-host, with Steve Forbes, of the prestigious Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference, an exclusive gathering of engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, public policy decision makers and business executives from the world's leading technology and communications companies.

The movement supporting the transition to IP communications networks was recently featured in a blog by newly appointed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler which outlined the agency's plan to move the nation's telephone systems from fixed copper wire circuits to Internet based systems.

"The New Telecosm Summit espouses the need for an all hands on deck transition to IP networks, an imperative VCXC has been discussing for years and one that is now being brought to the forefront by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler," said VCXC Founder Daniel Berninger. "This year's Summit brings together some of the most knowledgeable and insightful thought leaders in the communications industry to outline an agenda for advancing this initiative. 8x8 CTO Bryan Martin has played a significant role in the evolution and adoption of these technologies and we are pleased to welcome him as one of our featured presenters."

Martin has been a key figure in 8x8's growth and the birth of the IP based cloud communications industry, leading the company from its early days as a business VoIP pioneer to becoming a leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions. He holds 45 United States patents in the fields of semiconductors, computer architecture, video processing algorithms, videophones and communications. In November 2006, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him to the California Broadband Task Force for the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and he later served as Chair of the task force's Emerging Technologies and New Applications Working Group. That same year, he was named one of the "Top 100 Voices of IP Communications" by Internet Telephony magazine.

"I credit VCXC and the FCC for taking a lead role in working to formulate the policies and procedures necessary for accelerating the transformation of our communications networks from antiquated TDM to next generation IP technologies," said 8x8 CTO Bryan Martin. "We've come a long way over the past decade, but there is still much to be done and 8x8 remains committed to developing and delivering the industry's most innovative and advanced unified communications in the cloud solutions."

For additional information regarding the New Telecosm Summit, go to http://newtelecosm.com/.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is a provider of unified communications and collaboration, or UCC, services in the cloud to small and medium businesses, or SMBs, and mid-market and distributed enterprises. The company delivers a broad suite of UCC services to in-office and mobile devices spanning cloud business phone service, virtual meeting, contact center software and virtual desktop through our proprietary unified software as a service, or SaaS, platform. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
jcitelli@8x8.com

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