Adobe MAX 2019 was the world’s largest creativity conference. The conference featured keynotes from some of the world’s most innovative and prolific creatives including musician Billie Eilish; artist Takashi Murakami; director and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl; director and producer M. Night Shyamalan; renowned photographer David LaChapelle; and visual artist Shantell Martin, etc.Thousands of designers, developers, and business leaders came together to discover the latest solutions and technologies, learn new skills and discuss emerging trends.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Adobe
Preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy. As Adobe CEO, this core belief drove Shantanu and his leadership team’s successful transformation of Adobe, moving its creative software franchise from the desktop to the cloud, while creating and leading the explosive digital marketing category. He is passionate about building and empowering teams to drive product innovation and scale Adobe’s business globally, while advancing the company as a respected global brand and corporate citizen. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Shantanu has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, a master’s degree in computer science, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is a board member of Pfizer, and Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. Shantanu was named one of the World’s Best CEOs by Barron’s in 2019, the fourth consecutive year he's received the honor, and was ranked as a Top CEO by Glassdoor in 2019.
If Shantanu were not at Adobe, he would be a professional golfer.
Executive, Author, Investor, & Product Obsessive at Adobe
Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. In 2006, Scott founded Behance, the leading online platform for the creative industry to showcase and discover creative world, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. After the acquisition, Scott helped reboot Adobe's mobile product and marketplace strategies and leading Behance.
Scott actively advises and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology and design, and help empower people. He works closely with a number of venture capital firms including Benchmark and Homebrew, and is an early advisor and investor in Pinterest, Uber, sweetgreen, Carta, Cheddar, Flexport, Airtable, and Periscope as well as several others in the early stages.
Through his work as a founder and investor, Scott has become an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. He is the author of two national bestselling books - Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle, and founded 99U, a publication and annual conference devoted to productivity in the creative world.
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