Ron Gill

Ron Gill is the Director of SLED for 8x8. Ron is a twenty-year plus veteran of the Unified Communications industry. Previously he served in executive and leadership positions across multiple business communications companies including Avaya, ESNA Technologies, ArrowSI, and Cross Telecom. Prior to his work in Unified Communications, Ron was a
school teacher.

Mr. Gill serves on the Northern Virginia Community College Advisory Board to the President of the College and previously served on the City of Manassas Park School Board.

Ron holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Additionally, he has achieved numerous industry-recognized certifications in Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Articles by: Ron Gill

For Higher Education, Extending Classrooms to the World is a Matter of Survival



As I work with CIOs of colleges and universities, it seems useful that we start tracking their collective anxiety and blood pressure levels. Their jobs are incredibly complex. They are navigating through the reinvention of their business models while keeping current operations running. Gartner resea [...]

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3 Tips on Bringing the Outside World into the Classroom with Cloud Communications



Field trips are clearly a great way to expose elementary students to the outside world. Although valuable, they are not so easy to make happen. Here’s a recent example. A fifth-grade teacher at a Title 1 school in northern California was arranging one of those hands-on learning experience field tr [...]

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