Adobe’s new Sydney office opened its doors with a lot of excitement, celebration, and anticipation when our local employees were joined by our Management Team and local dignitaries to celebrate the new facilities. On Thursday, February 14, CEO Shantanu Narayen along with CFO Mark Garrett, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations Matt Thompson, Senior Vice President of People Resources Donna Morris, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy, and New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell cut the ceremonial ribbon, officially opening the building which brings together employees formerly from Downstream Marketing (a company acquired by Efficient Frontier) and Adobe under one roof.
The 180 Sydney-based employees will enjoy a contemporary design over two levels with abundant natural light, living green walls and open collaborative spaces for flexible working styles. The state-of-the-art facility also includes a Customer Experience Centre where customers, partners and prospective clients can experience Adobe technology first-hand.
The new state-of-the-art office is also Adobe’s Centre of Excellence for Enterprise Engagement across Australasia, Southeast Asia and Korea, providing a regional base for Adobe’s enterprise sales and services teams; and a central point for showcasing customer innovation and success.
“This new office and Center of Excellence marks an exciting milestone for Adobe. It’s the result of sustained growth and investment for Adobe in Australia and New Zealand—markets where we are able to conduct global pilots for new concepts, such as the Creative Cloud offering, which was tested here before rolling out globally in April 2012,” said Craig Tegel, president and representative director, Japan and Asia Pacific. “The innovative and adaptive nature of business and creative in Australia, make it a very forward-looking, fast-moving region with high caliber talent, and we’re thrilled to be opening the doors to a new and inspiring home here.”