John Cristofano

November 17, 2010

Section 508 Accessibility event

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We recently sponsored a Section 508 accessibility event at the U.S. Access Board Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The late October event included discussion on the changing standards, policy, and compliance landscape.

We were honored to have talks by the following special guests:

  • Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
  • Terry Weaver, Director of IT Accessibility, General Services Administration
  • David Capozzi, Executive Director, U.S. Access Board

The morning also featured a presentation from Adobe and other government leaders on best technology practices for achieving accessibility.

Please check out the following video for an overview of the event, including thoughts from several of the speakers.

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November 10, 2010

Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Green IT

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By Heyward Drummond, solutions consultant for collaboration strategies, Public Sector, Adobe

On October 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C., Adobe hosted the Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Green IT conference. The event focused on those three topics,including dedicated conference tracks that provided deep dives by topic experts.

During the event, Adobe also hosted a session for Federal Government attendees on our own green initiatives at Adobe. I was pleased to be the speaker at the session, and touched on the company’s efforts and accomplishments in this regard. In part, I discussed how we leverage Adobe Connect to reduce travel and improve our day-to-day collaboration at the company. Of course, the product is also used by many U.S. Federal agencies and extensively across military organizations today as a means to cut green house pollution, decrease travel costs and also reduce the daily commute for Federal workers.

Take a look at this brief video we shot at the event, where I discussed the conference, my talk and Adobe Connect in more detail.

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November 1, 2010

The New Adobe Connect 8 and Government

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Shortly ago today, Adobe announced Adobe Connect 8, the latest version of the company’s web conferencing solution for enterprise and government. We sat down with Peter Ryce, evangelist for the product, to get his perspective on the new release and how Adobe Connect is used by government agencies.

  • 0:02 – Peter’s responsibilities and background
  • 0:40 – Adobe Connect 8: what drove development; some of the new capabilities
  • 2:20 – Adobe Connect in Government, including how agencies use it today

You can follow the Adobe Connect team on twitter @AdobeConnect and check out their blog here.

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October 25, 2010

The New LiveCycle ES2.5 and Government

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Shortly ago today, Adobe announced LiveCycle ES2.5. We sat down with Marc Eaman, evangelist for Adobe’s Enterprise business, to get his perspective on the new release and how LiveCycle is used by government agencies.

  • 0:03 – Marc’s responsibilities and background
  • 1:08 – LiveCycle ES2.5: what drove development; some of the new capabilities
  • 3:45 – LiveCycle in Government, including how agencies use it today

You can follow the LiveCycle team on twitter @AdobeCEM, and check out their blog here.

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October 18, 2010

The New Acrobat X and Government

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Earlier today, Adobe announced the next version of our Acrobat family, Acrobat X. We sat down with long-time Adobe veteran Rick Brown, who runs product management for Acrobat, to get his perspective on the new release and how the software is used by government agencies.

  • 0:03 – Rick’s responsibilities and background
  • 0:45 – Acrobat X: what drove development; some of the new capabilities
  • 2:50 – Acrobat in Government, including how agencies use it today

You can follow the Acrobat team on twitter @acrobat, and check out their blog here.

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December 31, 2008

Contributor: Alec Chalmers

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achalmer.jpgAlec Chalmers is responsible for Adobe’s National Government Solutions Business, including the national state and local government market, as well as select Federal Civilian agencies.

Prior to Adobe, Alec worked at Symantec and Veritas Software, where he successfully led numerous sales organizations throughout the public sector to include: state and local government, education, and healthcare; Department of Defense; and advanced technologies.

As Vice President of National Government Solutions within Adobe’s US Public Sector, Alec is responsible for the growth, leadership, and overall sales performance of this division. His focus is on providing customers
solutions that allow them to effectively engage with their citizens, employees, and business partners in key government processes while increasing their efficiency, lowering their costs, and reducing their impact on the environment.

Alec is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served in the United States Navy as an intelligence officer. Alec, his wife Maryanne, and their two children reside in Leesburg, VA.

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