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June 19, 2014
CIO - Moving the IT Conversation from Cost to Value
March 25, 2014
NPR - The Future of the Performance Review
March 19, 2014
Featured blog posts
Empowering Creatives in a Design-led World
Last week I was reading an issue of National Geographic on my iPad. The photography was stunning, the stories were beautifully written and the interactivity let me explore and learn in a completely new way. I found that moment particularly poignant, as I was the beneficiary of a 125-year-old magazine continuing to put me, its customer, first by investing in the most up-to-date technologies.
June 18, 2014
For many business leaders, managers, and employees, the annual performance review season is as painful as tax season. And while taking time to review and reflect on performance is a valuable part of growing and stretching professionally, the traditional annual performance review can actually sabotage professional growth. According to Mercer’s 2013 Global Performance Management Survey, only 3% of organizations say their performance management system delivers exceptional value, while almost half (48%) say their overall approach to performance management needs work. This process needs to be reinvented in order to propel people and business forward.
June 3, 2014
How to Capitalize on the Golden Age of IT Innovation
In May I hosted Adobe’s annual CIO Innovation Forum, partnering with leading Silicon Valley venture firms – including Canaan Partners, Greylock Partners, SierraVentures and Sutter Hill Ventures — to help foster enterprise innovation. During the event, the Adobe IT team and leaders across the organization were able to learn about emerging companies that are commercializing innovative, market-changing technologies. The event challenges my team to think differently about the business and spark new ideas for how we can continue to innovate in Adobe IT. One of the investors kicked-off the event with an inspiring comment: “We are truly in a golden age of IT innovation.”
May 22, 2014
Lawyer’s Encounter 25 Years Ago Foreshadowed Patent Wars
Early in my career, when I was a law firm associate, one of my clients, a small networking company, received a curious letter. It was from an unknown company accusing my client of patent infringement and “inviting” it to pay a very large license fee.
May 9, 2014
While attending Adobe’ Digital Marketing Summit this Spring I was fortunate to be able to listen to an interview between Robert Redford and Adobe’s CMO, Ann Lewnes. I must admit that I was somewhat star struck and drawn in by his charisma. However, I did not expect to be struck by his words of wisdom. Since the event, I have reflected on a theme that was threaded throughout the conversation — being creative by taking advantage of opportunities and embracing risks. Robert Redford was very succinct on his thoughts around risk by saying, “not taking a risk is a risk,” and he went on to explain how taking a risk is what propels you forward.
April 25, 2014
Today, we released a new 2013 Adobe Year in Review app that provides an interactive recap of Adobe’s highlights last year. As CFO, most of the documents I oversee aren’t all that exciting – 10-K’s and 10-Q’s are important, but they aren’t bedtime reading. With this app, produced using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), I’m finally able to tap some of the cool technology we provide to our customers to tell our own business story.
April 1, 2014