Zoom Founder & CEO Eric S. Yuan and Regional Healthcare Workers to be Honored as 2021 Spirit of Silicon Valley Award Recipients at Silicon Valley Leadership Group Annual Forum

San José, CA (Oct 13. 2021) — The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today announced that Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM), and regional healthcare workers will be recognized with Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Awards during SVLG’s Annual Forum event, presented by Amazon, on October, 29, 2021. 

“SVLG is honored to present this year’s Spirit of Silicon Valley awards to Zoom Founder and CEO Eric S. Yuan and to the region’s remarkable healthcare workers. Eric is a visionary leader who not only possesses tremendous business acumen but also has a keen sense of integrity and purpose. Zoom’s technology platform has served as a vital lifeline during the pandemic — enabling businesses to continue to grow and evolve their services, while also connecting friends and loved ones for a host of occasions, from intimate gatherings to holiday celebrations,” said SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas.

“SVLG also wants to recognize the brave service and tremendous sacrifice performed by doctors, nurses, EMTs and other healthcare workers who have been on the frontline of the pandemic and have helped to keep our communities safe,” added Thomas. 

Previous recipients of the Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award — which recognizes individuals who demonstrate business excellence, impeccable ethics and community engagement — include Dr. Lisa T. Su, President and CEO of AMD (2020); Bill McDermott, President and CEO of ServiceNow and former CEO of SAP SE (2018); and U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (2013). 

Other guests for the event to be announced soon.


Friday, October 29, 2021
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Zoom Virtual Event

Admission tickets on sale HERE. Attendees will be sent conference links after registering.

To register at no charge, media should click HERE


About SVLG:

Silicon Valley Leadership group is California’s most dynamic business association. Building on four decades of success in championing the solutions that make Silicon Valley the best place to work and live, we promote solutions focused on fostering business competitiveness and the region’s innovation ecosystem. Collectively, SVLG members provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy each year.