April 7, 2020 — Asia Society Northern California hosted the Asia Game Changer West Awards Virtual Gala honoring CEO of Zoom Eric Yuan, Co-Founder of Enplug Nanxi Liu, Inventor of Manovue Roopam Sharma, and Multimedia Artist Yang Yongliang. Viewers tuned in across the globe from the United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada, France, China, Australia, India, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Philippines, Pakistan, Austria, Burundi, United Kingdom, Moldova, Palestine, Russia, and Malaysia.
The program featured 16 speakers from around the world including California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis and Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran. Dr. Bonnie Maldonado from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Dr. Yongwei Zhang, group vice president of BGI-Shenzhen, shared updates about COVID-19. Asia Society Global Trustee Duncan Clark also hosted a fireside chat with Eric Yuan, who updated the audience on Zoom's progress and outreach during this period of shelter-in-place. Speakers joined from their homes and offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Stanford Medical School, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Hong Kong. (3 min., 22 sec.)