CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that Senior Vice President and Global Channel Chief John DeLozier has been named the 2020 Channel Influencer of the Year by Channel Partners and Channel Futures. DeLozier was honored for his commitment to helping partners succeed in the channel through collaboration and team building.
The Channel Influencer Awards recognize the people, technologies, trends and organizations that are expected to shape the channel in 2020. DeLozier was cited for his leadership skills and mentoring team members, and is profiled in the cover story of the 2020 Channel Influencers digital issue, available now for download.
“I am truly honored to be recognized as the Channel Influencer of the Year by Channel Partners, Channel Futures. It has been a total team effort building a channel-first organization at 8x8, and helping our partners successfully and profitably guide companies as they modernize communications and customer engagement,” said John DeLozier, Senior Vice President & Global Channel Chief at 8x8, Inc. “The channel is playing a critical role in enabling this transformation, and helping companies move away from legacy, on-premises systems to a modern cloud platform. This is driving the strong performance of our partner community, allowing us to accelerate channel execution and traction.”
Under DeLozier’s leadership, the world-class 8x8 Elev8 Partner Program has been creating unique revenue-generating opportunities for partners, and is experiencing continued momentum with strong growth in channel bookings and pipeline creation. As of the third quarter of fiscal 2020 ended December 31, 2019, 8x8 channel bookings grew 62 percent year-over-year. Channel partners helped drive 54 percent of new bookings, including 9 of the company’s top 10 deals of the quarter.
"Our editorial team looked back at the most intriguing and significant stories from last year to identify who and what they expect to make the biggest impact on the channel in the year ahead," said Craig Galbraith, executive editor of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “John DeLozier has been the epitome of an ‘Influencer’ in the channel for many years, and his work leading the 8x8 channel has been notable, standing out among his peers. We are excited to recognize him as our Channel Influencer of the Year, a well-deserved honor. We couldn’t have made a better choice.”
Winners will also be recognized at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, where 6,000-plus partners and suppliers will converge March 9-12 at the Venetian & Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8x8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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