Abhay Parasnis

Abhay Parasnis

Abhay Parasnis is the new Chief Technology Officer of Adobe Systems. The San Jose-based company announced today it has appointed Parasnis as their new CTO and senior vice president of platform technology and services. Kevin Lynch was Adobe’s previous CTO, who left the post 2 years ago to join Apple as Fortune reported. Lynch helped launch Adobe’s Creative Cloud initiative.

Parasnis’s focus at Adobe will be to integrate  its three cloud services –  Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud. “Our cloud platforms are the foundation for our next phase of innovation and growth as a company, and Abhay is the ideal candidate to lead this initiative,” said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s president and CEO.

Prior to joining Adobe Parasnis was President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of  Kony, a cloud-based enterprise solutions company. Parasnis has worked with Oracle, Microsoft and IBM. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications from the College of Engineering Pune, India.

You can read more about Parasnis and why he joined Adobe here.

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