Adobe celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its business by bringing together the two founders and the CEO of the company in a meeting organized at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley.
Founded in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, researchers of Xerox PARC laboratories, Adobe known worldwide for its role in the revolution of network publishing systems. Starting from the first inventions such as, for example, PostScript technology – the programming language that has transformed the communication between PC and printers, to continue with products such as Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator and InDesign, the American company has always been at the forefront of innovation in modern publishing systems.
Today many of the technologies invented by this company are so deeply rooted in visual communication that every type of medium – from magazines to billboards, from Web pages to successful films and video streams – touched by at least one Adobe product. Adobe market has expanded considerably, reaching not only graphics professionals, but also digital enthusiasts – images and videos – and customers in the business and enterprise sector.
During the debate held at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley and moderated by Paul Saffo of the Warnock Institute for the Future, Geschke and Chizen recalled the humble beginnings of society, the social impact it had, and the next plans of the company that intend to leverage Acrobat and PDF to start a new phase of expansion.