- M.S.c. in Computer Science, Stanford University, 1976–1978
- B.S.c. in Mathematical Sciences, Stanford University, 1970–1974
FAVORITE PASTIMES & HOBBIES
Hiking, swimming, spending time with his family, and building a new house (once in a lifetime, hopefully)
As Senior Vice President and Chief Software Architect, Tom leads Adobe’s Advanced Technology Labs. Spearheading Adobe’s long-term research and development initiatives, he leads a team of computer scientists who are delivering the next generations of Adobe software innovation. Tom plays a key role in defining Adobe’s technology strategy, as well as overseeing multiple R&D focus areas, including Adobe’s Visual Computing Lab, Creative Technology Lab, Systems Technology Lab, and Document and Applications Technology Lab. His organization also takes a leading role in incubating new products, championing industry standards, and facilitating collaboration with universities.
Before joining Adobe in 1986, Tom worked for Apple Computer, where he helped drive software development for the Lisa computer, the precursor to the Macintosh. Tom began his technology career at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he was the lead engineer of the Bravo document processing system for the Alto computer.
Tom sits on the board of Aklara, an electronic auction firm, and is a member of ACM and IEEE. He holds three patents, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University.