Trip Report Tech SUmmit 2017- Kallol acharya & Aditya kant

Tech Summit 6-8 Feb

  • It was a great learning experience
  • The tag line this year was "Invent the Future"
  • The theme focused on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Next Gen Technologies.
  • Adobe's strategy as highlighted by our CTO is advancing state of the art for content, driving digital transformation of industries and powering experiences with intelligence.
  • The leadership encouraged each one of us to be the disrupter by questioning conventional wisdom, build diverse teams, walk in the customer's shoes and step outside the box.
  • It was a proud moment to see Ai and Id in a keynote slide by Shantanu
  • Encouraging words from the founders of our company was truly motivating
  • Thanks for providing a wonderful opportunity to witness the technology extravaganza

Tech Summit Meetings

  • Meet & Greet with Rod Alligood, Tom Jackson,Randu Urbaniak, Gaurav Gadhia, Prasant Vadlamudi, Rick Wulf.
  • With Joshua Kast from Legal Scan team over impending audit queries
  • With Tarang Patel, Agile Coach and discussed our best practices and guidance on day to day issues
  • Lunch meet up with Niji team - as InDesign plans to productize Niji, Id engineering met with members from the Niji team discussing how we can take the partnerships forward
  • Ai Engineering meeting with ATL Team and demo of many ATL works
  • Ai & Id Engineering meeting with Adobe XD Engineering
  • Meet & Greet with PS Engineering

Meetings at San Jose Office

9 Feb, Thursday

  • Legal team for InDesign Server PSLT and general guidance over legal compliance.
  • CC Release Managers - Alice Wong and Julie Selby - for CC release cadence process related queries and submitted March release intake form.
  • Kellisa Sandoval, Photoshop PgM - discussions around release dates and common initiatives
  • Vijay Vachani, Tanu with Anurag, Sandeep for resolving long pending prefixID and scriptID-name pair support for InDesign partners
  • Neetu Bali, CC Home PgM - discussions around CC Home initiative for point products
  • Meet & Greet with Matt Basket, Group Program Manager, Identity Services
  • AI Engineering meet with Ai- SDk Partner. Folks from Avenza, ESKO, Hotdoor visited Adobe office. Discussed the top issues being faced by SDK partners and the steps to cater them in next releases.

Meetings at SFO Office

10 Feb, Friday

  • Stock team with InDesign engineering for resolving various queries around stock templates availability for upcoming March release
  • Angelie Herreria, PgM, Branding team - discussions around branding initiatives and expectations from product team.
  • Tom Jackson for seeking guidance on new PgM initiatives
  • Jared Loftus, PgM, CCX and CC Libraries - discussions around pending pull requests, March release dates and other issues.
  • Israel Noto Garcia, PgM, UAM initiatives - discussions around upcoming UAM related stories, team structure and overall plan.
  • Meet & Greet with Shawn Mckay,
  • Meet & Greet with Gordon Lyon (Principal Product Manager, Stock/UAM)
  • Meet & Greet with Marc Silverman (Sr. Group PgM)

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