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Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO of Adobe, to Headline Utah Technology Council’s 2013 Hall of Fame Gala

Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe Systems Incorporated, will keynote the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) (http://www.utahtech.org) 2013 Hall of Fame Celebration.

The UTC’s Hall of Fame is an annual black-tie event honoring the accomplishments of the Utah technology industry. The gala, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, is Oct. 11, 2013. It begins with a 6 p.m. networking reception followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m.

The annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties that have made global contributions to the information technology, life science and clean tech industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. The gala headlines keynotes from some of the world’s great technology companies. Past keynote speakers include: Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com; John Chambers of Cisco; Eric Schmidt of Google; Jerry Yang of Yahoo!; Steve Ballmer of Microsoft; Mark Hurd of Oracle; Paul Otellini of Intel and Kevin Rollins of Dell.

“The Hall of Fame has become a much-anticipated celebration for Utah’s technology industries and the state’s top decision makers,” said Richard R. Nelson, president and CEO of UTC. “This year’s event will be no exception as we welcome Mr. Narayen, who is at the helm of a global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. With Adobe’s large Utah operation in Lehi, the company plays a vital role in Utah’s technology economy and environment. We are honored Mr. Narayen will be speaking, and look forward to hearing his insights on how to be globally competitive and why Utah is such a great place for high-tech companies to do business.”

The Hall of Fame celebration is the year’s largest gathering of Utah technology executives. If you would like sponsorship information about the Hall of Fame or would like to become a UTC member, please contact our member services director, Devin Spann, at [email protected] or call 801-568-3500.

About Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen is president and CEO of Adobe, one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies. Narayen's leadership, technology insight and operational expertise have strengthened Adobe's culture of innovation, expanded the company into new markets, and extended its product portfolio and global reach. In 2009, Narayen led the $1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture, Inc., expanding Adobe’s ability to help customers measure and optimize the value of online experiences, content and applications.

Before joining Adobe in 1998, Narayen was co-founder of Pictra, Inc., an early pioneer of digital photo sharing over the Internet. Prior to that, he served as director of desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and held various senior management positions at Apple Computer, Inc.

Narayen holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Osmania University in India, a master's degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. He is a member of the U.S. President's Management Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Dell Inc. and the Advisory Board of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

About the Utah Technology Council

The UTAH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL is the state’s premier professional association for “growing and protecting” over 5,500 high tech, clean tech and life science companies. At its core, UTC exists to help businesses become GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE, to address the serious TALENT SHORTAGE faced by Utah technology companies, and to assist entrepreneurs in gaining access to FUNDING. Members join UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders and receive help from professional service providers and funding resources.

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