Press release

Former Seal Team Six Leader Robert O’Neill to Keynote AVANT Communications Special Forces Summit, Sponsored by 8×8

Sponsored by Businesswire

(“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making and the
nation’s premier distributor for next generation technology, and 8×8, a
leading cloud provider of voice, video, chat and contact center
solutions, today announced the former leader of Seal Team Six, Robert
O’Neill, will keynote the upcoming Special
Forces Summit
, taking place June 10-12 at the Radisson Blu Aqua in
Chicago, IL.

AVANT’s Special Forces Summit is a two day sales training bringing the
channel partner community together with thought leaders and key vendors
of next generation IT solutions. It is the industry’s premier conference
dedicated to sales strategies, tactics, and tools that enable partners
to transform their business to that of a true Trusted Advisor for the
enterprise customer.

“AVANT’s entire partner and vendor ecosystem looks forward to Special
Forces Summit every year, and 2019 is no exception, with our largest
ever expected attendance,” said AVANT CEO Ian Kieninger. “In addition to
an exciting, highly anticipated keynote by Senior Chief Petty Officer
Rob O’Neill, the event will feature an incredible lineup of speakers
discussing the hottest products leading digital transformations across

Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our
time and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The
Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a
SEAL Team Warrior
. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval
Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times
and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in
four different theaters of war.

O’Neill’s keynote is sponsored by 8×8, a leading cloud provider of
voice, video, chat and contact center solutions for over one million
users worldwide.

“AVANT has a unique understanding of how next generation technology
solves the business challenges of today,” said 8×8 Channel Chief John
DeLozier. “8×8 is honored to play a role in bringing AVANT’s expertise
to channel partners at Special Forces Summit 2019.”

To learn more and register for Special Forces Summit, visit

Members of the media who wish to request a press pass to attend Special
Forces Summit should email

About AVANT Communications

AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the
nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT
adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales
assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT
services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area
network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its
partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services,
technology and cost-effective communications. For more information,
or connect on Twitter
and LinkedIn.

About 8×8, Inc.

8×8, Inc. cloud solutions help businesses transform their customer and
employee experience. With one system of engagement for voice, video,
collaboration and contact center and one system of intelligence on one
technology platform, businesses can now communicate faster and smarter
to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For additional
information, visit www.8×,
or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn,
and Facebook.

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