Vonage, IntelePeer Outline Key Ingredients for a Successful Business Transformation

Business Transformation

Sooner or later, every tech provider finds itself under siege from rivals, new innovations and upstart business models.

Knowing when and how to change is critical for survival. But one misstep could derail that process.

Vonage's Mario DeRiggi

Vonage’s Mario DeRiggi

During a keynote titled “Pivotal Pivots Panel: Strategic Shifts that Reshaped Tech Companies and Their Trajectories,” at Channel Evolution Europe, Dec. 2-3, in London, two tech vendors, Vonage and IntelePeer, will talk about how they faced changing conditions and pivoted for new success.

Mario DeRiggi, Vonage Business‘ senior vice president of channel sales and business development, and Robert Galop, IntelePeer‘s chief marketing officer, are the panelists.

In a Q&A with Channel Partners, DeRiggi and Galop provide a sneak peak of what attendees can expect during their keynote.

Channel Partners: What sort of challenges have your companies faced in recent years? Is it tough to keep up with the competitive landscape?

Mario DeRiggi: The biggest challenge we have faced is one of perception. Vonage has a history of being an early leader in residential VoIP services. Over the past six years, we have made many strategic investments in products, services and talent that have transformed our offering into an enterprise grade technology stack that we own and control. Educating our partners and customers on our transformation story to understand the value our applications and solutions can deliver to the enterprise market has been a major focus for our sales and marketing efforts.

IntelePeer's Robert Galop

IntelePeer’s Robert Galop

Robert Galop: One of the biggest challenges we faced was determining where we wanted to focus our resources for future growth. We dove deep into where is the market going, where our partners are going, and where we could disrupt. It became clear that programmable communications for enterprises – the next generation of CPaaS that moves beyond just APIs and makes CPaaS available to the entire business – was a natural fit for our technology and our partner-led go to market. The great thing is that when you are disrupting a market, it’s much easier to keep up with the competitive landscape because you are literally creating the landscape as you go. This success of our strategy has been proven out through tremendous feedback and adoption from both partners and installed base customers.

CP: When addressing change/transformation, is there a right way and a wrong way to approach this? What’s an example of a strategy that has proven successful?

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MD: It is critical for businesses to embrace change, but this can be tough, especially in larger companies. At Vonage, we believe that transformation is centered around hiring great people, innovating to create great customer solutions, and customer-centricity.

A business’ success depends on hiring and retaining great people who are motivated to focus forward and transform your business, and who are committed to building the best solution for your customers. It comes down to this: If you create a truly customer-centric company that delivers an exceptional partner and customer experience, and couple it with …

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