Name: John Warnock
Born: October 6, 1940, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
- American computer scientist.
- Co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., the graphics and publishing software company.
- President of Adobe for his first two years, and Chairman and CEO for his remaining sixteen at the company.
- In 1991, Warnock outlined the "Camelot" system, that evolved into the PDF (Portable Document Format) file format.
Honors and awards
- Medal of Achievement (2006).
- Computer Entrepreneur Award (2008).
- United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2009).
- Marconi Prize (2010).
"What I try to do is factor in how people use computers, what people's problems are, and how these technologies can get applied to those problems. Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information."