Articles by Jon Perera

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

Enabling Friction Free Business – Adobe’s eSignature Roadmap

At Adobe, we’ve been innovating on digital documents for decades. Today, we deliver the most comprehensive eSigning portfolio, from digital signatures in Adobe Acrobat to Adobe EchoSign. 50 million agreements have been signed on the EchoSign pl...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

It’s Time to Scrap Paper from Your Business

Printers, overnight mail, scanners, and fax machines are killing business productivity. More and more organizations are moving away from paper-based approaches to their critical business processes to reduce costs, improve security, and limit environm...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

Adobe Education Speaks Out: STEM to STEAM

Our economic growth and health as a nation rely on our collective ability to innovate. The most successful innovations – across healthcare, education, and the environment – result from the combination of creative thinking, world-class technology,...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

Sir Ken Robinson on Hopes for the Future of Creativity

After exploring the meaning of creativity and the role it plays in education, we come to the final and perhaps most important question: What’s next? The future depends on cultivating the creativity of students. How do we shape and develop their thi...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

Sir Ken Robinson on the Importance of Creativity in Education

According to a recent Adobe creativity study, 88% of U.S. professionals believe that creativity should be built into standard curricula. I think it’s because more and more people are realizing the importance of creativity in their work place and b...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

Sir Ken Robinson on How Technology is Transforming Education

A few weeks back, one of Adobe Education Leaders, Mark DuBois, talked about how traditional lectures are so “90s” and by that he meant 1490s. Although he was talking about the benefits of a flipped classroom, I think it’s an interesting analogy...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

Sir Ken Robinson: Picasso and the Plumber – Where is the True Creative?

Way too often, we associate creativity with just the arts, when in reality it is so much more. Coming up with an original idea or solving a particular problem requires creative process—we use creativity in every aspect of our lives. Watch this next...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

New Video Series: A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

It’s no secret that Adobe thinks creativity needs to be championed so educators can feel increasingly empowered to teach it as a critical competency across all disciplines. We firmly believe creativity is an imperative for students’ success in a ...

Jon Perera / 6 years ago

Creativity Should Be Taught Like Math or Science

Around the world, educators are fostering creative thinking with their students. We see this every day across both K-12 and higher education in compelling, engaging ways. I remember a 4th grade reading class that I attended where the teacher read...

Jon Perera / 7 years ago

Teaching with Modern Tools to Prepare the Next Gen Web Designers and Developers

This week at Adobe’s Create the Web event, we unveiled a new set of innovations called Adobe Edge Tools & Services. We think these announcements are really exciting for students who want to learn how to build killer apps and experiences for iO...

Jon Perera / 7 years ago

Design School Curriculum Perspectives: Preparing Students for Today’s Agencies

I’ve just returned from Istanbul where Adobe hosted a two-day Digital Media Education Summit for design schools across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. While many relevant and engaging discussions took place, one question stuck out the most: