8×8 Appoints Dejan Deklich as Senior Vice President of Global R&D

8×8 announced the appointment of Dejan Deklich as Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development (R&D). Dejan brings extensive experience leading large, global engineering teams that have successfully developed enterprise business applications, Software-as-a-Service solutions and more. As head of global R&D, Dejan will drive product innovation and excellence for 8×8’s global cloud communications portfolio, positioning the company for continued growth and success.

“Strategic product innovation is paramount to solving our customers’ toughest challenges, which is why I’m excited that Dejan has joined our team with his laser focus on customer needs,” said Vik Verma, chief executive officer, 8×8. “I’m confident that with the expertise and insight Dejan adds to our already phenomenal team, 8×8 will continue to push the envelope and set new standards in product excellence delivering world class solutions to market.”

Dejan most recently served as vice president of Platform and Cloud at Splunk, where he was in charge of engineering for Splunk® Enterprise, the company’s core product, in addition to the growth of Splunk’s next-generation cloud effort. Prior to Splunk, Dejan was the chief technology officer at Merced Systems, which was acquired by NICE Systems in 2011. As CTO of Workforce Management, Dejan was responsible for technology and product vision, strategy and roadmap, as well as the development of NICE’s cloud strategy and the company’s evolution to a cloud-based system.

“It’s an honor to join 8×8, a company that plays an essential role in helping organizations of all sizes communicate and collaborate to drive increased business productivity and customer experience,” said Dejan Deklich, senior vice president of Global R&D, 8×8. “With its differentiated suite of integrated unified communications and collaboration, contact center, and analytics capabilities combined with its leading deployment expertise and reliable high-quality global network, 8×8 is well positioned to capture a greater share of the cloud communications market.”

Enterprise Communications as a Service

8×8’s innovative ECaaS solution brings all real time communications and contact center services together into one integrated cloud platform, delivering continuous communications experiences from desktop to mobile. These solutions enable companies of all sizes to solve critical business needs and modernize their infrastructure with world-class business communications, contact center solutions, conferencing, collaboration and advanced analytics.