Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Abhay has always been fascinated with how things work — from gadgets to hardware and software. His early passion for tinkering paved the way for his commitment to tech innovation and formed the basis of his core belief: Continuous reinvention is how businesses disrupt and lead. At Adobe, Abhay is applying that same desire to disrupt and lead to the company’s technology strategy, bringing fresh ideas and insight to initiatives across cloud platform, mobility, data science, and ecosystems. Before joining Adobe in 2015, Abhay led teams at IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, i2, and Kony and contributed to more than 20 patents. It is no surprise that outside of work he continues to tap into his love for tinkering by pursuing landscape photography and creating Minecraft worlds.
If Abhay were not at Adobe, he would spend time hiking mountains and canyons pursuing landscape photography.
In the media
07/21/15 Computer Business Review – Adobe appoints former Microsoft, IBM exec to boost cloud drive
07/22/15 Rediff.com – Adobe ropes in Abhay Parasnis as CTO & senior VP
Abhay Parasnis joins Adobe as CTO
In July 2015, Abhay Parasnis joined Adobe as the CTO to lead Adobe’s technology strategy and innovation agenda. Abhay says, “I have great respect for Adobe’s successful transition to cloud-based services. Having led similar efforts at Oracle and Microsoft, I know firsthand how challenging that shift is for business, technology, and the company culture. I’m energized by the opportunity to continue the journey and help take Adobe into its next phase of growth.”