Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Part-1

By • Sep 23rd, 2009
Category: Bangalore, Business & Tech, Diaspora, Featured, Hyderabad, Ideas, India, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Video
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Shantu Narayen of Adobe Systems, copyright Kamla BhattHelping people engage with ideas and information is how Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems describes what his company does best.

Described as a leading desktop publisher Adobe makes Acrobat Reader, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver among others.

In 2007 Adobe completed 25 year. Recently Adobe announced its plans to acquire Omniture, a web analytics company for $1.8 billion.

I caught up with Shantanu in 2007 while he was on a whistle-stop tour of Bangalore.

In this interview Shantanu talks about innovation, and how Adobe nurtures innovation through its Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program and working with open source community. At the time of this interview Shantanu was the President and COO of Adobe Systems. A couple of weeks after the interview Shantanu was named as the CEO and of Adobe Systems.

Prior to Adobe Shantanu co-founded Pictra, a digital photo-sharing startup in the late 1990s. Before that he worked with Apple and Silicon Graphics.

You can listen to Part-2 where Shantanu talks about Adobe’s mobile strategy and about Adobe India.

Related Links: Video clips of Shantanu talking about Adobe and Rich Internet Applications- Part-1 and Part-2.

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