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Adobe Shantanu Narayen did a very funny video for the ninth D: All Things Digital conference about how he needed to become a flashier speaker. Get it? For those who did not, Flash is the name of one of the software company’s highest profile offerings and the one most under siege by fast-changing trends.
President and CEO
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Narayen has shepherded several large projects for Adobe, including the $1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture and the $3.4 billion acquisition of Macromedia. When he isn't buying other companies, and otherwise running Adobe, he works on integrating the company's trademark Flash technology into mobile platforms and dealing with the rise of the HTML5 standard. Before joining Adobe in 1998, Narayen was co-founder of Pictra, Inc., an early pioneer of digital photo sharing over the Internet. Prior to that, he served as director of desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and held various senior management positions at Apple Computer, Inc., which is kind of ironic, given the ugly public feuding between the two companies of late. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Osmania University in India, a master's degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business.
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