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, President and CEO

Preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy. As Adobe CEO, this core belief drove Shantanu and his leadership team’s successful transformation of Adobe, moving its creative software franchise from the desktop to the cloud, while creating and leading the explosive digital marketing category. He is passionate about building and empowering teams to drive product innovation and scale Adobe’s business globally, while advancing the company as a respected global brand and corporate citizen. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Shantanu has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, a master’s degree in computer science, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is a member of the Pfizer and U.S. President’s Management Advisory Boards and was named one of the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s magazine in 2016.

If Shantanu were not at Adobe, he would be a professional golfer.

Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO