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Chairman, President, CEO, Adobe
Chief Product Officer and EVP, Creative Cloud, Adobe
Co-Founder and CEO, Frame.io
Senior VP, Platforms and Ecosystems, Google
Brand Experience Design Program Manager, Adobe
Lightroom Product Manager, Learning and Inspiration, Adobe
Director of Product for Creative Cloud, Adobe
Director of Product Management, Adobe Stock, Adobe
Principal Evangelist for Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe
Senior Product Manager, Adobe, 3D & Immersive, Adobe
Creative Producer, 3D & Immersive, Adobe
Bryan O'Neil Hughes
Director of Product Management, Creative Cloud, Adobe
Senior Experience Designer, Adobe
Technical Solutions Consultant, Adobe
Senior Director of Product Design, XD, Adobe
Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist , Adobe
Brian Kekoa Yap
Creative Director, Adobe
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ABOUT THE SESSION
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Session Type: Keynote
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Chairman, President, CEO
Shantanu Narayen is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Adobe, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world.
Adobe’s mission is to change the world through digital experiences, serving a large customer base from students to business communicators to the world’s largest enterprises. As CEO, Shantanu has transformed the company into an industry innovator by pioneering a cloud-based subscription model for its creative suite, establishing the global standard for digital documents, and creating and leading the explosive digital experience category. Today, he’s driving the company’s strategy to unleash creativity for all, accelerate document productivity, and power digital business.
Under Shantanu’s leadership, Adobe has achieved record revenue and industry recognition for its inclusive, innovative, and exceptional workplace, including being continuously named a Great Place to Work and a Most Admired Company by Fortune.
Shantanu joined Adobe in 1998 as vice president and general manager of its engineering technology group. He became president and COO in 2005, CEO in 2007, and chairman of the board in 2017.
Shantanu is vice chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and sits on the board of Pfizer. He previously served as a director of Dell and is a past member of the U.S. President’s Management Advisory Board.
Shantanu has been recognized by several publications as one of the world’s leading executives, including Barron’s World’s Best CEOs and Fortune Businessperson of the Year lists, and named a Top CEO by Glassdoor based on employee feedback. He is a recipient of India’s civilian honor Padma Shri and the Economic Times Global Indian of the Year award.
Before joining Adobe, Shantanu held product development roles at Apple and Silicon Graphics before cofounding an early photo-sharing startup, Pictra.
Chief Product Officer and EVP, Creative Cloud
Scott Belsky’s primary focus is making Creative Cloud a creativity platform for all. As chief product officer and executive vice president, Creative Cloud, Scott leads product management and engineering for Creative Cloud products and services, Adobe Spark, and Behance, Adobe’s community of 10 million creatives. Scott also oversees Adobe’s Design team, which is responsible for experience design across all Adobe products.
Prior to joining Adobe in December 2017, Scott was a venture investor at Benchmark in San Francisco. This is Scott’s second tenure at Adobe. He originally joined the company after it acquired Behance in 2012. At that time, he led Adobe’s mobile strategy for Creative Cloud. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006 and served as its CEO for six years.
Scott has been an advisor on design and product management for leading companies and organizations, including Adidas, Pentagram, Pinterest, Proctor & Gamble, Facebook, and the United States Government. In 2010, Fast Company included Scott on its list of “100 Most Creative People in Business.”
If Scott were not at Adobe, he would be a full-time writer.
Co-Founder and CEO
Emery Wells is a tech entrepreneur who has been involved in filmmaking, post-production, and computer graphics for nearly 20 years. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform used by over 1.6M media professionals and companies like VICE, BuzzFeed, Netflix, and Google. In 2016 Frame.io was the recipient of an Apple Design Award. In 2007 Emery founded Katabatic Digital, a boutique post-production facility in NYC that pioneered 4K digital cinema services for the post-production market. Katabatic grew to offer a wide range of digital services to television and advertising clients and participated in the creation of over 100 Digital Shorts for Saturday Night Live.
Senior VP, Platforms and Ecosystems
Hiroshi Lockheimer leads Platforms & Ecosystems at Google, a group of products and services including Android, Google Play, Chrome browser and the web platform, Chrome OS, and Photos.
He joined Google in 2006 to work on engineering and product development for the Android platform. Through the years, he’s played a critical role in making Android the most popular operating system in the world, building out the Android, Play, and Chrome ecosystems, and advancing the mobile and web platform.
He now manages thousands of industry partnerships and oversees four of Google’s nine products that each serve more than a billion users.
Brand Experience Design Program Manager
Bria Alexander is a Design Program Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) consultant, and an International Speaker, Facilitator, and Interviewer. She currently supports Brand + Icons, Content Strategy, and Developer Ecosystem programs with Adobe’s Design organization, where she also leads the San Jose site of the Black Employee network. Bria has interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, journalists and educators throughout her time as an interviewer and host, most recently interviewing Nikole Hannah-Jones from the New York Times Magazine. Outside of her professional commitments Bria enjoys travel, live music, and a great bottle of wine.
Lightroom Product Manager, Learning and Inspiration
Katrin specializes in interpretive travel, still life, and portrait photography. She is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author of numerous books of digital imaging tools and techniques. Katrin founded and chaired the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and after twenty years at SVA is now working for Adobe Systems with the Lightroom team to create innovative learning and inspirational resources for the greater photography community.
Director of Product for Creative Cloud
Zorana Gee, Director of Product for Creative Cloud has been instrumental in leading product direction for a variety of creative tools at Adobe for the past 20 years. Through her trusted leadership, she has led many products, teams and new initiatives, which include Photoshop, Dimension and Aero. She is now leading Adobe’s new web-based applications and services. Zorana is a published author and speaks worldwide representing Adobe and the rich line of creative professional products. Outside of Adobe, her time is often spent dancing to Afro-Brazilian beats as well as strumming and singing (for better or for worse) her heart away on her ukulele.
Director of Product Management, Adobe Stock
Shambhavi Kadam is an ardent fan of astronomy and the arts. She trained as an aerospace engineer at MIT and worked on the Space Station program at Boeing. She received her MBA from Sloan, and co-founded a company in the art and technology space before joining Adobe. Her passion is building products that help creative professionals make a living doing what they love.
Principal Evangelist for Adobe Creative Cloud
Levine has traveled the globe inspiring and educating users on Adobe Creative Cloud for over two decades. With a focus on video, audio and mobile workflows, you can find Jason streaming daily on Adobe’s YouTube channels along with regular Masterclasses each Friday on AdobeLive. Levine has conducted training sessions for the top broadcast corporations around the world including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason worked in the music industry, engineering and performing on hundreds of recordings which prompted the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Combining years of public performance and songwriting, he began laying down the foundation for a children’s music project entitled Just Play Music™. Jason has presented to more than 850,000 people around the world; he’s also a multi-year 'MAX Master' recipient and has become a staple on the AdobeMAX keynote stage.
Senior Product Manager, Adobe, 3D & Immersive
Jeanette is a creative chameleon with a history in illustration and design, 3D modeling and animation, and video game design and programming. Her mixed skill set lead her to Adobe, where she drives new initiatives in the 3D & Immersive organization.
Creative Producer, 3D & Immersive
Wes McDermott is a technical artist and strives to improve his work by finding a key balance between his technical knowledge and artistic skillset. He works for the Substance 3D team as Creatuve Producer, but most know him as an expert Substance teacher, and the voice behind many Substance tutorials. Wes is also the author of The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically-Based Rendering, Real Word MODO and Creating 3D Game Art for the iPhone with Unity.
Director of Product Management, Creative Cloud
Bryan O'Neil Hughes is Director of Product Management, Creative Cloud at Adobe, overseeing a portfolio of applications & services. In his 20+ years at Adobe, he has been product owner for both flagship desktop applications (like Photoshop) & multiple class-leading, 1.0 mobile products (like Adobe Fresco). Bryan is passionate about partnerships & is a champion of many collaborative efforts both within & beyond Adobe. He is one of Adobe's primary spokespeople, representing the company across creative segments & platforms. Bryan can often be found leading keynotes (5X Adobe MAX Keynote/5X Adobe MAX Master), seminars, user groups, & workshops. Before joining Adobe, Bryan was a professional photographer & retoucher. Beyond Adobe, he is a regularly published photographer, editor, & the author of dozens of magazine articles & two books. He is also a driving instructor for the BMW Car Club of America -- when he isn't driving very quickly, he enjoys running marathons very slowly. Bryan O’Neil Hughes was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2011.
Senior Experience Designer
Jinjin Sun is an artist and Senior Experience Designer at Adobe. She empowers fellow artists by translating Adobe’s technology into an intuitive, unified experience for Creative Cloud users. Jinjin’s illustration work draws from art history, often while playfully exploring her inner world through self-portraiture. She is based in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys drawing, crafting, reading, and hiking.
Technical Solutions Consultant
Meenu is a Technical Solutions Consultant. She’s a UC Berkeley graduate, and Meenu has also innovated a feature for the Document Cloud that was showcased the main stage at WWSC. She has worked with Adobe's CTO Abhay Parasnis and David Nuescheler on an AR demo. In her free time, she loves to dance! Through Bhangra, Meenu brings her cultural heritage to wide audiences, like Americas Got Talent, Golden State Warriors, and the SF Giants games. Meenu has also starred as the female lead in over fifteen Punjabi music vídeos. She loves to travel and currently lives in San Jose, California.
Senior Director of Product Design, XD
Khoi Vinh is a designer, writer and leading figure in the design community. As Sr Director of Design at Adobe, he leads the team designing Adobe XD. He also writes a widely read blog on design and technology at Subtraction.com, and hosts Wireframe, a documentary podcast about design. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and three children.
Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist
Terry White – Principal Worldwide Design & Photography Evangelist for Adobe, Inc. Terry has been with Adobe for 25 years and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line. In his current position, he leads the charge of getting customers excited and educated about Adobe Creative Cloud products and services. In 2016 Terry White was the 34th inductee into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. He has been active in the industry for over 30 years. Terry is the host of the top ranked award winning Adobe Creative Cloud TV and has one of the most popular channels on YouTube. He is also the author of Secrets of the Adobe Bridge and co-author of The iPhone Book, The iPhone Book 2nd Edition, The iPhone Book 3rd Edition, The iPhone Book 4th Edition, The iPhone Book 5th Edition, The iPhone Book 6th Edition and InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips. Terry is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world.
Brian is an illustrator and designer working at Adobe who uses a variety of styles and techniques that connect analog workflows with new technology and different digital surfaces. With experience in creating visuals for a large variety of clients, big and small, his passion now includes pointing the spotlight on new creators and telling their stories as well as sharing different tools and techniques to help creativity come more easy to all.
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