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Adobe pushes further into the Cloud with CIO appointment

Adobe pushes further into the Cloud with CIO appointment

Names Cynthia Stoddard as new senior vice-president and chief information officer

Software vendor, Adobe, has appointed Cynthia Stoddard as its new senior vice-president and chief information officer in a move to strengthen its Cloud business.

The appointment will become effective on June 13 and will see Stoddard lead the strategy, development and deployment of a scalable technology and business infrastructure to support the vendor’s Cloud platform business.

The suite of offerings includes Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud.

Adobe said Stoddard will spearhead a global strategy for delivering services that form the mission-critical backbone for the company which includes delivering productivity to employees, providing information and data services for real-time decision making and personalised customer experiences.

Stoddard will report to Abhay Parasnis, Adobe’s executive vice-president and chief technology officer.

Parasnis said Stoddard’s depth of enterprise knowledge will be a huge asset as the company continues to scale its Cloud business.

“She will play a critical leadership role as we evolve the Adobe platform and drive our future digital transformation initiatives with our customers,” he added.

Stoddard has more than 25 years of experience in technology and software development. Most recently, she was chief information officer and senior vice-president at NetApp.

She previously held a number of IT and technical leadership positions at supply chain, retail and technology companies including Safeway and APL.


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