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July 21, 2015

Adobe appoints former Microsoft, IBM exec to boost cloud drive

Abhay Parasnis will steer strategy and architecture for the company’s cloud platforms.

By CBR Staff Writer

Adobe has appointed Abhay Parasnis as chief technology officer and senior vice president of platform technology and services.

Parasnis will focus on steering Adobe’s technology strategy, architecture and innovation roadmap for its cloud services.

He will be responsible for integrating three of the company’s services including creative content, marketing and document management.

Prior to joining Adobe, Parasnis was president and COO of enterprise mobility company Kony. He also held several enterprise technology, platform and cloud positions at Microsoft, i2, Oracle, and IBM.

Adobe president and CEO Shantanu Narayen said: "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."

Parasnis said: "Adobe has set the standard on how to successfully shift to a cloud-based business while delivering great innovation for customers.

"Adobe’s cloud initiatives are dramatically re-shaping how content is created, measured and consumed, which is unique in the software world and a great technical challenge."

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Parasnis holds over 20 patents spanning enterprise and consumer Internet technologies.

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