Today we welcome Sam Wilson, Senior Vice President of Small Business and eCommerce at 8x8 Communications. Our topic today is about Inside Sales expanding in the market: Is your team ready? Or it really is about how you get ready. Some of what they'll be clarifying in this discussion is:
- How is Inside Sales expanding?
- Why is it expanding?
- How is your team enabling your Insides Sales people to be successful?
- What are the 3 biggest areas to focus Inside Sales people on and what are the biggest areas for your managers
- What does the future hold for Inside Sales?
About our guest, Sam Wilson:
Sam is the Senior Vice President of Small Business & eCommerce at 8x8 Communications. Sam is responsible for all global small business and eCommerce sales, operations and delivery with an aim to accelerate growth and productivity in this high-volume, transactional business. He joins 8x8 from MobileIron where he was instrumental in taking the company public and part of the team that grew annual billings from $26 million to $200 million, including building and leading their eCommerce business. Prior to MobileIron, Wilson spent 14 years in technology banking, both as an analyst covering communications and as an institutional investor. He was also in the US Army for 4 years. Sam holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University (Go Redhawks) and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
About 8x8 Communications:
8x8 is the trusted provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions to more than 50,000 businesses operating in over 150 countries across six continents
At 8x8, they help companies get their employees, customers and applications talking to make people more connected and productive no matter where they are in the world. Our solutions provide unmatched value for organizations across the globe by reducing complexity and cost, improving individual and team efficiency and performance, and enhancing overall customer experiences. You can find more information out at 8x8.com.
About Sales Enablement Radio
On Sales Enablement Radio we talk with CEOs and authors, Chief Sales Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Vice Presidents of Sales Enablement and Sales Operations, as well as salespeople about sales enablement.
We started Sales Enablement Radio because sales enablement is a contested, hot topic for companies struggling with the new reality of selling in the B2B space. Marketing and sales departments are confronted with pressure to work as a team, while using new software guided by artificial intelligence, while contending with prospects that demand more information with less personal contact before making a purchase. This program will bring clarity to a topic that seems to mean different things to marketing, sales, and C level managers.
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