***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2000
"YEAR 2050: WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING NOW TO PREPARE?"
By Dr. Charles Geschke, Co-Founder, Adobe Systems Incorporated
5:00-7:00 p.m. Pub Talk starts at 6:00 p.m.
Open to the public
By the middle of the 21st century, the computer industry may have
evolved to a state much like the "rustbelt" industries that were
the economic engine of the first half of the 20th century. Given
the current economic condition of the country and new leadership
in the White House, it's time to plan how to invest for the future.
Mr. Charles Geschke will provide a brief reflection on how the United
States has laid the groundwork for the computer revolution and how
it can provide a model for the future.
ABOUT CHARLES GESCHKE
Charles Geschke co-founded Adobe Systems in 1982 with John Warnock.
A respected and inspiring leader in the software industry for more
than 25 years, Dr. Geschke retired from his position as President
of Adobe in 2000 and continues to share the chairmanship of the
board with Dr. Warnock.
Prior to co-founding Adobe Systems, Dr. Geschke formed the Imaging
Sciences Laboratory at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in
1980, where he directed research activities in the fields of computer
science, graphics, image processing, and optics. Previously, he
was a principal scientist and
researcher at Xerox PARC's Computer Sciences Laboratory. Many industry
and business leaders have honored Dr. Geschke for his outstanding
technical and managerial achievements including the Association
for Computing Machinery (ACM), Carnegie-Mellon University, the National
Computer Graphics Association, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In 2000, Dr. Geschke was ranked the seventh most influential graphics
person of the last millennium by Graphic Exchange magazine.
Dr. Geschke actively participates on several boards of high technology
companies, educational institutions and arts organizations. He is
a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Government-University
Industry Research Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Geschke also serves on the computer science advisory boards
of Carnegie-Mellon University and Princeton University, the Board
of Trustees for the University of San Francisco and the Board of
Directors of Rambus, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from
Carnegie-Mellon University and a M.S. in mathematics and a A.B.
in classics, both from Xavier University.
ABOUT ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (http://www.adobe.com)
builds award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing.
Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools
enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually-rich content
for various types of media. The company's products are used by Web
and graphic designers, professional publishers, document-intensive
organizations, business users, and consumers. Adobe is the third
largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual revenues of
$1 billion. It employs over 2,600 employees worldwide and has operations
in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, Japan and Latin America.
Adobe's worldwide headquarters are in San Jose, California.