The Adobe Summit is one of the biggest events of the year in the analytics world, and every year Adobe manages to bring amazing speakers to share their experience and their views.
This year makes no exception. Adobe will bring on stage iconic figures in the world, in an eclectic mix ranging from actress Reese Witherspoon to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
In case you’re not able to attend this year’s summit in person, you can still tune in and watch Adobe’s live stream of the main conference events.
Who’s going to take the main stage this year
The first General Session of the Summit will take place Tuesday, March 26, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and will be around the topic of Business Transformation Through CXM. Join Adobe
Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen and CTO and EVP Abhay Parasnis as they welcome on stage executives from Best Buy, Chegg, Intuit, SunTrust Bank, and more, and discuss how companies can transform their business through the power of customer experience management (CXM).
According to Adobe, the opening general session will include demonstrations on how organizations can leverage Adobe Experience Cloud and its vast partner ecosystem to continue to deliver and keep up with increasing customer expectations, empower employees to become Experience Makers and drive business growth.
Adobe already promises that we’ll witness never-before-seen tech innovations in Artificial Intelligence, mixed reality, and real-time data management as well as new integrations and capabilities.
The Second General Session will take place Wednesday, March 27, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and will be around the topic of Transformative Leadership. Adobe CMO Ann Lewnes will explore what it means to ‘transform’ — in technology, in industry, and in our careers.
Ann will talk to leaders who are at the pinnacle in driving positive change, including Adobe Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen in conversation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. We’ll hear live inspiring stories of transformation from NFL Quarterback Drew Brees — who early in his career was considered too small for the sport — and actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon, who supercharged her career and has become a powerful activist and advocate.
Main Sessions Speakers and Social Media Handles
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft: Satya Nadella is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company. Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Microsoft’s biggest product offerings.
Mark Lavelle, SVP, Magento, Adobe: Following the close of the acquisition by Adobe, Magento CEO Mark Lavelle continues to lead the Magento team as part of Adobe’s Digital Experience business. Prior to taking the helm at Magento Commerce in November 2015, he served as Senior Vice President of Product for eBay Enterprise.
Steve Lucas, SVP, Digital Experience, Adobe: Steve joined Marketo as the chief executive officer in November 2016. Steve is an experienced executive with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software. Prior to joining Marketo, he served in many leadership positions at SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft, BusinessObjects, and Crystal Decisions.
Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe: As senior vice president and chief information officer of Adobe, Cynthia Stoddard oversees Adobe’s global Information Technology and Cloud Operations teams. In her leadership role, Cynthia spearheads a global strategy for delivering services and operations that form the mission-critical backbone for the company.
Atticus Tysen, SVP & CIO, Intuit: Atticus is an Intuit senior vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the technology supporting the company’s global human resources, finance, marketing and sales, and support organizations.
Susan Johnson, CMO, SunTrust: Susan is chief marketing officer for SunTrust Banks, Inc. She oversees the company’s brand strategy, digital marketing and corporate and line of business marketing operations. Since joining the company in August 2014, Johnson has spearheaded new marketing innovation using her background in technology to bridge traditional marketing with emerging digital tools and analytics.
Anjul Bhambhri, VP, Experience Cloud Platform Engineering, Adobe: Anjul Bhambhri is vice president of Platform Engineering at Adobe. In her role, Anjul leads Adobe Experience Platform strategy, development and technology partnerships with Microsoft Azure. Anjul has nearly three decades of experience in enterprise technology development with a focus on establishing industry leadership in big data, databases, and analytics.
Dan Rosensweig, CEO, Chegg: Dan Rosensweig joined Chegg in 2010 with a vision for transforming the popular textbook rental service into a leading provider of digital learning services for high school and college students. By leveraging technology, mobility, and connected networks, Chegg today offers a suite of high quality, low cost, personalized and on-demand educational resources that help students pursue, control and improve their own outcomes.
Hubert Joly, CEO, Best Buy: Hubert Joly is chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., the leading provider of consumer technology products and services, with approximately 125,000 employees in North America and approximately $40 billion in annual revenue.
Ann Lewnes, EVP & CMO, Adobe: Her passion for creativity and media still drive her as Adobe’s CMO and are reflected in the company’s groundbreaking marketing campaigns. Creativity is only half the equation, as, under Ann’s leadership, Adobe’s marketing organization has pioneered the shift to digital — deploying a comprehensive set of digital marketing solutions, establishing an insight-driven culture, and setting a template for marketing’s strategic impact on business.
Reese Witherspoon, Actress, Producer, & Entrepreneur: Reese Witherspoon was introduced to the entertainment industry at a very early age. Her breakthrough role came as ‘Elle Woods’ in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. The movie was a huge box-office smash and established Reese as one of the top female draws in Hollywood. Her production company, Pacific Standard, is behind the acclaimed films Gone Girl, Wild and Hot Pursuit. Most recently she received her second Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Cheryl Strayed in Wild.
Drew Brees, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees is the 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. In Brees’ five years with the San Diego Chargers and eleven years with the New Orleans Saints, he has been elected to 11 Pro Bowls while being named 2004 Comeback Player of the Year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2011 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP. Drew and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 and since then have contributed over $33,000,000 to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need.
Pam Oliver, Sr Correspondent, NFL Reporter, Fox Sports: Since joining the NFL on FOX in 1995, Pam Oliver has established herself as one of the premier sports reporters on network television. As a senior correspondent, Oliver currently contributes feature stories and sideline reports for FOX NFL Number one rated FOX NFL SUNDAY She is part of the network’s coverage of Super Bowl LI from Houston.
Adobe Summit 2019 Session Catalog
If you’re attending the Adobe Summit and you’ve not decided yet which sessions to attend to, Adobe provides an extensive session catalog.
There, you can see exactly what each session is about, who the speakers are, and if it is of any interest to you. And then you can choose accordingly.