SAN FRANCISCO & ORLANDO - March 7, 2016 - Dialpad, communications for the modern workplace, today announced at Enterprise Connect that Rich Miner, General Partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures) and co-founder of Android, has joined the Dialpad board of directors. In addition to cofounding Android, Miner cofounded Wildfire and has helped launched Avid Technologies and dozens of other startups.
“Telecommunications is key to all business operations, but while mobile and cloud have been revolutionizing worker productivity, most companies still have antiquated legacy telecom systems,” said GV General Partner Rich Miner. “While all other mission critical services have moved to the cloud, telecom has been ignored to the cost of productivity. Dialpad’s pure-cloud approach enables easy-to-use access to voice, video, messaging and meetings across any device. The services and integration are by far best in class from a team that knows telecom and contemporary cloud platforms better than anyone.”
Business conversations today move across many devices and mediums, and Dialpad’s approach matches the patterns of today’s users, extending the way applications and voice communications meet. Dialpad is integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work as part of a complete reconceptualization of what a “phone” is and how it will be used for modern business conversations and to accelerate business processes. All the previous generations of vendors in business communications have been tied to hardware, limiting their features and flexibility while ensuring high costs. Along with Dialpad’s flexibility and scalability, a new office communications system -- for both small businesses and large enterprises -- can be completely up and running in a matter of minutes, compared to months or even years for on-premises systems.
“The ubiquity of smartphones and messaging have clearly changed how people communicate, yet the tools to leverage those features have been largely targeted at consumers,” explained Miner. “The modern worker needs communications tools that work independent of location, device, desktop or mobile, etc. That’s the capability set and vision that Dialpad delivers today, with infrastructure and apps that bring telecom up to speed with the best of cloud-based services.”
“The addition of Rich to our board will provide invaluable insight and guidance to our organization,” said Dialpad CEO Craig Walker. “Highly mobile workers at today’s geographically distributed enterprises require tools that help them collaborate more effectively and get more work done in less time. Modern enterprise behavior is mimicking consumer behavior, and employees demand the simplicity, ease-of-use, and ease-of-access that their personal smartphones provide. Dialpad accomplishes all this, providing simple, unified access to all their business contacts around the world using any device, anywhere.”
Miner will join Dialpad’s current board members including the company’s three co-founders CEO Craig Walker, VP Back-end Engineering John Rector and VP Front-end Engineering Brian Peterson, as well as CEO id8 Group R2 Studios and former Sling Media CEO and Co-founder Blake Krikorian, and Amasia Managing Partner John Kim.
Dialpad CEO Craig Walker, Motorola CIO Greg Meyers and Google Technology Evangelist for Google for Work Adam Swidler will keynote at Enterprise Connect on Tuesday, March 8 in Orlando, Florida. Follow along with @DialpadHQ from 11:00-11:30 am EST to learn more about Motorola Solutions’ enterprise transformation for improved collaboration and communications built on the Google Apps and Dialpad platform. Dialpad Vice President of Product Management Vincent Paquet will also be featured on the panel “In Search of a Google Strategy for UC?” on Wednesday, March 9 at 1:30 pm EST. Meet the Dialpad team at Enterprise Connect in the Sprint booth #201.
Dialpad is communications for the modern workplace. Available on any device, anywhere, Dialpad includes voice, video, group messaging, SMS, MMS, conferencing, screen sharing, and document sharing, and is integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work. Dialpad customers include 60 percent of the Fortune 500, high-growth enterprises and forward thinking organizations including Motorola Solutions, ClassPass, Warby Parker, Vivint and Hillary Clinton. Formerly known as Switch.co, Dialpad is funded by Amasia, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Softbank and Work-Bench. For more information, visit dialpad.com and follow @DialpadHQ on Twitter.
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