NEW CITY, N.Y.
- April 29, 2021
-- Eric S. Yuan, CEO and Founder of Zoom Video Communications, Inc, will receive Reach the World's 2021 Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling. Reach the World will present the award at its Virtual Benefit on June 10, 2021.
Eric S. Yuan founded Zoom in 2011. Prior to starting Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. Eric was one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx. Eric grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real time collaboration. In 2017, Eric was added to the Business Insider
list of the 52 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech.
For two decades, Reach the World (RTW) has been a leader in global learning and international virtual exchange. RTW makes the benefits of travel accessible to classrooms, inspiring students to become curious, confident and compassionate global citizens. Virtual exchanges—defined as sustained, technology-enabled, people to people education programs—can vastly expand the number and diversity of young people who have access to profound cross-cultural experiences as part of their education. RTW's programs ensure that all people, in all communities, can access positive, personal global experiences.
Reach the World was honored to include Mr. Walter Cronkite as the Chairman of its Advisory Board until his death in 2009. As one of the world's most esteemed journalists, Mr. Cronkite had a profound impact on the field of communications. RTW gives its Cronkite Award annually to recognize and honor individuals who are using the transformative power of communications to build an educated, compassionate, and globally competent citizenry.
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