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Congratulations to our founders

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.

Shantanu Narayen Participating in White House Event Today on Modernizing Government

narayenphoto.jpgAdobe CEO, Shantanu Narayen, is participating in a White House event today focused on modernizing government. The event brings together private sector and federal government leaders to discuss new ways to use technology to streamline government operations, improve customer service, and maximize returns on information technology investments.

President Obama will speak at the opening session, which will be followed by five breakout discussions. Among them is a session on managing technology return on investment, moderated by Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew and including Shantanu.

The opening and closing sessions, as well as all five breakout discussions, will be streamed live on www.WhiteHouse.gov/live.

See a piece about the event on the Huffington Post today co-bylined by Shantanu and a few other participating CEOs.

Watch Adobe’s Rob Pinkerton, director of Public Sector Solutions, discuss the event here.

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