Posts in Category "About"

December 30, 2008

Contributor: Lisa Niday

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Lisa Niday has been involved in the publishing industry for the past 30 years, holding positions in sales, art direction, sales management, and publishing in the newspaper, magazine, and design industries. She has been a consultant, trainer, and instructor in desktop publishing, prepress, and design at corporations, resellers, and colleges.  For the past 13 years Lisa has excelled here at Adobe Systems in diverse positions, including application engineer (solutions consultant), technical resources manager and business development manager. Prior to joining Adobe, Lisa owned and operated a design firm for 12 years. She is an Adobe certified expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. She currently works with public sector customers, where she happily helps them realize how Adobe software will help their agencies be more productive.

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Contributor: Lisa Watkins

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Lisa Watkins joins Adobe after working as a government contractor for several agencies and their partners for over a decade – but she’s also an art school alumni with a background in the music and entertainment industries, as well as in high-tech. Her diverse background includes training/elearning, management, marketing, business development, video production, writing, editing, design (print/Web), Web development, sales, promotions/events, and presentations. In the government space, she’s worked on projects ranging from law enforcement to mental health resources and forensic toxicology. If she hasn’t done it, she probably knows someone who does!

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Contributor: Scott Biegel

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Scott has been providing education and e-learning solutions to customers for over 17 years .  Starting out as a college professor at Fullerton College in CA, Scott taught HTML and JavaScript courses until he realized there was an opportunity to provide enterprise software services to the emerging high-tech industry.  Since then, Scott has worked for leading software companies as a Solution Consultant (pre-sales) building and presenting solutions for a diverse customer base.

For the past 3 years, Scott has served as a Solutions Consultant for the Adobe Connect and Presenter/Captivate products, selling to State and Local Government agencies. Prior to joining Adobe, Scott excelled in multiple progressive roles, including Training Director, at innovative Learning Management Systems (LMS) and e-learning companies.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at Northern Arizona University and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

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December 29, 2008

Michael Jackson, MBA

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Michael Jackson is an inspiring technology strategist who brings over 15 years’ experience helping organizations of all sizes achieve operational effectiveness. A popular speaker, Mr. Jackson has been invited to present at conferences throughout North America on the roles of applied technology in private and public sector enterprises.


As Director, Public Sector & Health Strategy at Adobe Systems, Michael leverages an extensive background in health economics, government relations, and strategic marketing to lead program management and market development for a portfolio of Digital Experience Solutions, including consumer engagement (web / mobile / social), business process management (BPM), data analytics and cybersecurity, for healthcare organizations and government agencies worldwide.


Mr. Jackson earned an MBA degree as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Baltimore. He is also a proud veteran of the US Coast Guard.


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Contributor: Kevin Schmidt

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Kevin Schmidt is a Solution Consultant for business development in the Public Sector focusing on Adobe’s enterprise software stacking including LiveCycle, CQ and Omniture. Kevin has a development background spanning many years and many Adobe technologies, including ColdFusion, Flash, Flex and AIR.

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December 28, 2008

Contributor: Jerry Silverman

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Jerry Silverman is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Adobe Systems. With over a decade of experience producing applications and videos for a diverse body of corporate, broadcast, retail, e-learning and sales training companies, Jerry is currently an evangelist and instructor of Adobe’s desktop creative tools, sharing his expertise and passion for technology with knowledge workers and educators across North America.  He is a frequent presenter at Adobe customer events and industry conferences, offering demonstrations and tutorials to designers, developers, IT managers, and professional trainers and coaches.

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