Speaker Profile

Bill McClain
Cloud Voice Alliance
President

Speaker Bio

Bill McClain, aka Phone Bill, began his career in networking over 34 years ago. Since then, Bill has created and grown two successful IT based businesses, Networking Solutions and StratusDial.

Aside from his professional achievements, Bill is known for his strong interpersonal skills and his ability to build strong, long-lasting connections. His genuine passion for empowering and supporting businesses has made him a sought-after mentor and coach within his organization and the industry.

Bill lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.

Speaker Events

Meet with the leaders of the CVA during Exhibit Hall Hours

2023-10-26 Cloud Voice Alliance

Meet with the leaders of the CVA during Exhibit Hall Hours

2023-10-25 Cloud Voice Alliance

Meet with the leaders of the CVA during Exhibit Hall Hours

2023-10-26 Cloud Voice Alliance

Meet with the leaders of the CVA during Exhibit Hall Hours

2023-10-25 Cloud Voice Alliance

Microsoft Teams has more than 300 million active monthly users as of April 2023 with only a fraction – around 12+ million at last count in August 2022 — fully enabled for PSTN/Voice Calling. Cavell Group forecasts the market for PSTN-enabled Teams calling is projected to grow to 40 million users by 2027. This is a huge opportunity for MSPs. In this session, we’ll cover: The opportunity for MSPs in Teams PSTN/Voice calling The plusses and minuses of the Teams Phone System Why businesses want to use Teams PSTN/Voice calling The many paths MSPs can take to monetize Teams by enabling PSTN/Voice Calling

2023-10-26 Sessions

Teams has surpassed 300 million active users, and the most recent public statistics show that more than 15 million are telephony enabled. As the dominant collaboration platform, it is an easy choice for Microsoft-centric IT teams to choose Teams for their various IT needs. And as customers increasingly adopt Teams, cloud voice resellers are being asked to support them in ways that may threaten to undercut their UCaaS business. No cloud reseller can take on Teams directly and win, so they must instead co-exist, and somehow make the best of the situation. Fortunately, the telephony piece is anything but simple, and PSTN connectivity isn’t native to Microsoft. Providing an apples-to-apples experience going from desk phones and PBXs to Teams-based calling can be quite challenging. ...

2023-10-26 Sessions

Join the board of the CVA in this interactive discussion about how the CVA can better assist our members in growning their businesses.

2023-10-26 Sessions

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2023-10-25 Sessions

Steve Alexander, a renowned business strategist and speaker, will be joined by Stanley Louissaint of Fluid Designs. Stanley runs one of the most profitable MSPs in the country with zero staff. Fluid Designs has surpassed the $1M a year revenue mark and this year will approach $2M. The two will share insights on achieving milestone revenue. The presentation, titled "How to reach your first/next million in revenue", promises to provide actionable strategies for businesses of all sizes. Alexander & Louissaint will delve into specific techniques that have proven successful in their own journeys, including innovative marketing strategies, effective customer relationship management, and efficient operational practices. Attendees can expect to learn not just theory, but practical...

2023-10-25 Sessions

It’s been said that UCaaS is UCaaS is UCaaS; so how can partners compete? In this session we’ll be discussing how partners can (and do) create unique advantages to move the conversation from pricing to value.

2023-10-25 Sessions