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Abhay Parasnis

CTO & CPO at Adobe


Abhay Parasnis is Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer for Adobe, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world.

Continuous reinvention and innovation are at the core of Adobe’s culture. As CTO, Parasnis is charged with setting vision, technology strategy and driving the overall product engineering and data science agenda across the company’s entire portfolio. Abhay also oversees Adobe Research and its impact in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), immersive media, document intelligence and analytics. He spearheads Adobe’s AI transformation through its pioneering work with Adobe Sensei, the magic powering intelligent capabilities behind the world's best digital experiences. 

In addition to his CTO charter, as Chief Product Officer, Abhay is responsible for extending and accelerating Adobe’s leadership from product vision to delivery for Document Cloud, including Acrobat desktop, mobile and Web, frictionless services for developers, DC platform, and Adobe Sign.

Before joining Adobe in 2015, Abhay spent a decade at Microsoft in various leadership positions driving strategic platform initiatives and consumer technologies for the company. He has also held senior leadership positions at several major technology companies, including Oracle, i2 and IBM. He has contributed to 25 patents. 

When Abhay is not at Adobe, you might find him pursuing landscape photography, which has inspired breakthrough ideas such as Photoshop Camera.