Adobe Education at ISTE 2012

Capture.PN9GThe Adobe Education team is packing its bags and heading to ISTE – the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference and exposition – being held in San Diego, California, June 24-27.  ISTE’s conference and exposition is the world’s premier educational technology gathering, bringing 20,000+ tech professionals and corporate reps together for five days of professional enrichment, collaboration, and demos of the best new technologies for the classroom, school, or district.

This year’s event will explore how educators from around the world are using innovative technologies to help students expand their horizons.  We’re looking forward to an exciting, engaging dialogue on how trends like device proliferation, the cloud, and social computing are empowering educators to make learning experiences more impactful while challenging students to find original, new paths to learning and problem solving. Of course, we’re eager to share how Adobe tools and technology complete the equation by putting the power – and the tools – to create in your hands.

Adobe is in booth #3212 – drop by to chat about technology, curriculum, student success and key trends impacting K-12 education.  We’ll be hosting conference breakout sessions featuring best practices in photo and video editing, animation, online professional development and digital publishing.  If you haven’t already seen Adobe Creative Suite 6, we’ll be demonstrating how to integrate this technology into the classroom.

Adobe Youth Voices representatives will be available to talk about inspiring young people to create with purpose.  For anyone not familiar with this dynamic program, Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the critical skills they need to become active and engaged members of their communities and the world at large.

We’re also eager to hear your thoughts.  The Education team and I are always looking for ways to make Adobe products relevant to educators through training, workshops, presentations and one-to-one interactions like ISTE will provide.  Come by and tell us what you think.  We can’t wait to see you.

Jon Perera

As vice president of product management for the Adobe Document Cloud, Jon Perera leads the company's strategy and roadmap for the PDF portfolio of Adobe – this includes Reader, Acrobat DC, and the SaaS offers across both consumer and enterprise segments. He also leads customer success for the enterprise e-sign services. He previously led the Adobe Education business, the company's largest vertical. Across more than twenty years in the software industry, Perera has held a variety of marketing, technical and field positions. He joined Adobe from Microsoft, where he last held the position of general manager of the company’s Academic Programs group. He also served as general manager of business operations for Microsoft’s international headquarters in Paris, France. He was one of the company’s first product managers on Windows NT, which led to innovations including Active Directory, .NET, and more; and he led the go to market for Microsoft’s middleware strategy across SQL Server, .NET, and Visual Studio. Perera has also served on the board of the Technology Access Foundation, which is working to help children of color in public schools become college-ready for the STEM-related fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. He holds a bachelors degree in Literature from Wesleyan University.

Jon Perera