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.”