Industry experts explain the best approach to create a true communications hub within Teams.

Organizations using Microsoft Teams want to help users make and receive business phone calls—without a third-party dialer

Luckily, there's a way to fast-track global voice services for Teams—through the native Teams dialer, no less—using the right direct routing approach.

Join this leading panel of industry experts from 8x8, Hanako Consulting and Modality Systems for an insightful look at direct routing trends and real-life customer views to enable PSTN voice calling from Microsoft Teams.

Together, they'll share:

  • Analyst views on streamlining Teams user communications
  • Microsoft MVP perspectives on enabling external calling from Teams
  • An easy approach for adding voice calling to Microsoft Teams

Tom Arbuthnot<br />Principal Solutions Architect, Modality Systems

Tom Arbuthnot
Principal Solutions Architect, Modality Systems

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems. Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his, podcast and email updates.

Daniel Jonathan Valik<br />UCaaS Industry Expert

Daniel Jonathan Valik
UCaaS Industry Expert

Daniel Jonathan Valik is an industry expert in Cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies. He has worked with top companies such as Microsoft, Skype, Amazon, VMWare leading Go to Market initiatives, product planning, product management of new products and services.

Todd Goldman<br/>VP of Platform Acceleration, 8x8

Todd Goldman
VP of Platform Acceleration, 8x8

Todd is the Vice President of Platform Acceleration at He has previously been the CMO at early stage companies Waterline Data and Prior, he held the position of vice president and general manager for Enterprise Data Integration at Informatica. Before joining Informatica, Todd held leadership roles at Nlyte Software, Exeros, ScaleMP, America Online/Netscape and Hewlett-Packard. He has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S.E.E. from Northwestern University.

Mayur Pitamber<br />Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, 8x8

Mayur Pitamber
Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, 8x8

Mayur is the Product and Solutions Marketing Lead for 8x8 UCaaS solutions including 8x8 Voice for Teams. He focuses on 8x8’s go-to-market strategy, as well as telling a great story about 8x8’s cloud communications products and solutions. Before joining 8x8, Mayur led product and solutions marketing teams at some of the best known hi-tech companies including Polycom, Cisco, Skype, T-Mobile and Ericsson.

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