This video is the first in a series of conversations about innovation with leaders in technology, and our first guest is John Warnock. With his long time business partner Chuck Geschke, John was co-founder of Adobe, inventor of PostScript, and recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, one of the nation’s highest honors bestowed on scientists, engineers and inventors. John and Chuck also were recently awarded the Marconi Prize, considered the highest honor specifically for contributions to information science and communications.
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Last year at this time, John Warnock and Chuck Geschke were at the White House receiving the National Medal of Technology Innovation from President Obama. This past weekend, they were awarded the 2010 Marconi Society Prize for their seminal contributions to publishing and imaging technology. The annual prize – established in 1975 – recognizes scientists whose work in the fields of communications and IT advances the social, economic and cultural improvement of all humanity. The Marconi is one of the most prestigious awards in our industry, and it was an honor to join John and Chuck at the dinner ceremony last Saturday. They don’t like to call attention to themselves, but their remarkable partnership, defined by dedication and a willingness to take risks, has made an indelible mark on the world.
Adobe’s success is a testament to John and Chuck’s original vision. We continue to expand the frontiers of digital experiences, building on the foundation of their pioneering software inventions. We also retain the culture and values they instilled in Adobe from the beginning and that continue to set us apart today. I feel fortunate to have spent a significant portion of my career working with these two industry leaders, and I know everyone at Adobe is extremely proud of them and them and their remarkable accomplishments.