Randy Klein and Eric S. Yuan will be recognized at IMCCA’s Gala Dinner on February 25, 2020
IMCCA, a non-profit industry association for Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC),has announced the first 2020 recipients of the Association’s Emerging Technology Fellow (ETF) Awards. The honorees, Randy Klein and Eric S. Yuan (pictured above), will be recognized at IMCCA’s Gala Dinner on February 25, 2020 – during the second annual Collaboration Week New York (#CWNY20).
Randy Klein, President and CEO of Crestron Electronics, Inc., will receive the ETF Lifetime Achievement Award. A thirty-year veteran of the company, Randy began his career with Crestron in 1990 as the National Sales Manager, contributing significantly to the estimate that 90% of the Fortune 500 have some type of Crestron solution in their facilities. His progression within the organization was steady, culminating in his current position as President and CEO in 2014. Randy’s contributions to the industry have been equally significant and beneficial, as evidenced by his being the recipient of the InfoComm Board of Governors Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Award in 2004. Randy’s industry and product knowledge have helped him develop an innate ability to establish strategic partnerships which have resulted in both significant technological and industry expansion. His numerous contributions to our burgeoning industry over his thirty-year career distinguish him as a true leader in the collaboration space.
Eric S. Yuan, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. will receive an ETF Industry Impact Award. Eric founded Zoom in 2011 to bring teams together in a frictionless video environment. Zoom’s video-first unified communications platform continues to dramatically transform the way leading global enterprise companies communicate. Under Eric’s leadership, Zoom was one of the highest-performing tech IPOs of 2019. Eric has been named one of the Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech by Business Insider and was named the #1 CEO of a large US company by Glassdoor in 2018. Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was corporate vice president of engineering at Cisco where he was responsible for Cisco’s collaboration software development. Eric holds 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real-time collaboration. Eric has made significant and lasting contributions to the collaboration industry and will continue to do so through the remainder of his career.
“IMCCA has been recognizing “movers and shakers” in the collaboration industry for several years now. We try to identify those individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to our industry from both a technical and business aspect. Our current award recipients are the epitome of these qualities,” said Carol Zelkin, Executive Director of IMCCA. “It is my pleasure to congratulate Randy and Eric, to thank them for the significant contributions they have made both to the IMCCA and the industry in general, and welcome them to join the rest of the Emerging Technology Fellows we have recognized over the years.”
The IMCCA is hosting its second annual Collaboration Week New York on February 24-26, 2020. Based on the success of previous shows in New York and Silicon Valley, hundreds of attendees are expected. Attendees will be able to join any or all functions of interest to them. This year’s venues include end-user sites from Google, BlackRock and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce’s Gateway, and manufacturer/provider sites from Poly, Planar and Barco. Attendance is complimentary but limited by venue capacities, so advance registration is required. The Collaboration Week New York program and registration links are available at www.CollaborationWeekNY.org.