Nick is CTO and VP for Architecture at 8x8 Inc, a unified communications provider with offices around the world. Nick splits his time between 8x8's headquarters in San Jose, California and London, UK. Nick has over 30 years experience in the telecoms and IP communications and is primarily concerned with Regulatory Compliance and technologies which enable global scale. 8x8 has over a million end users globally, growing at over 25% a year. Nick begun his career at GEC Marconi Space and Defense Systems working on secure communications subject to the Official Secrets Act, then moved to contracting to various finance companies including IBM. Nick founded an ISP in the mid 90's which sold to Level3, and then a VOIP service provider in 2000 which after multiple M&A transactions sold to 8x8 in 2015. Nick believes the industry is just starting its journey to replacing the PSTN globally and looks forward to being part of that transition.