CIO WaterCooler Announces Partnership With 8×8 to Transform the Digital Boardroom Experience

CIO WaterCooler Announces Partnership With 8×8 to Transform the Digital Boardroom Experience

8×8’s global cloud communications platform enables CIOs and IT leaders to network and connect with the CIO WaterCooler community. 

United Kingdom – June 23, 2021 – CIO WaterCooler, a global hub for tech leaders, announced that it would partner with 8×8, a leading integrated cloud communications platform provider, to power their virtual Digital Boardroom events and enable collaboration and interaction across the CIO community. 

CIO WaterCooler brings together CIOs and technology leaders across the UK to share ideas through peer-led, interactive, virtual events. The past 12 months have seen reliance on technology surge, with organisations having to pivot to online events overnight. IT leaders rely on digital boardrooms to connect with peers, share ideas and network. CIO WaterCooler needed a communications platform that could keep up with the demand for online video conferencing services. 8×8 was a perfect choice, providing technology to support voice, video and messaging services.  

“We’ve seen increased demand for our Digital Boardrooms and being able to support them with the right technology is key,” said Andrew Pryor, co-founder of CIO WaterCooler. “CIOs and tech leaders join CIO WaterCooler events because they know they can count on us to deliver. For that reason, we’re excited to use 8×8’s integrated cloud communications platform to support all activities from any location or device.” 

8×8 cloud solutions help businesses transform online experiences with a complete system for voice, video meetings, chat and team messaging. 

“The shift to a hybrid workforce and working from anywhere have dramatically increased the need for digital platforms for companies to succeed. By partnering with CIO WaterCooler, tech leaders and the CIO community can network and engage with their peers in Digital Boardrooms to share their experience and discuss the challenges within the industry in a secure manner, using the fully-featured 8×8 video conferencing solution” said Nerea Gandarias, VP International Marketing at 8×8. 

Digital Boardrooms are virtual knowledge share sessions for CIOs and leading technologists. They provide an opportunity to learn, share ideas and network with like-minded peers. To review upcoming Digital Boardrooms, visit 


About CIO WaterCooler 

CIO WaterCooler is a global hub for tech leaders. It’s our belief that the best advice available to a leader comes from their peer group and their network of trusted advisers. Our goal is to support the community in developing valuable relationships, expanding their professional capabilities and sharing experiences amongst their peers.  

We support our community by: 

  • Helping them raise their profiles amongst their peers and position themselves as subject matter experts
  • Expanding their networks of trusted peers and advisors
  • Increasing their knowledge of emerging technologies and strategies
  • Benchmarking their projects and thought processes

About 8×8 

8×8 cloud solutions help businesses transform their customer and employee experience with one system of engagement for voice, video meetings, chat, team messaging, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 helps organizations communicate, collaborate and connect from anywhere using any device. No on-premises equipment or maintenance required. That means fewer vendors, fewer bills and fewer apps to manage and provision. Whether you’ve got 10 employees or 10,000 – one office or 1,000 – 8×8’s one cloud communications platform brings it all together. 

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