In his role as Director – Print Technology and Strategy in Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit, Mike Scrutton is focused on developments in both traditional and emerging printing spaces, including enterprise, production, textile, and 3D printing. Mike draws on his 25+ years in printing, and extensive understanding of creative and production workflows. He routinely works with end users, brands, vendors and OEMs, both within Adobe and externally. Mike has been with Adobe since 1997 and has been responsible for many technologies in the field of PDF, color, and printing, including the Adobe PDF Print Engine, and functionality in Photoshop & Acrobat. A native of the UK, Mike currently lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 2020: A Print Odyssey
Many of us consider the desktop publishing revolution in the 1980s as the origin of modernization in the printing industry with the leap from mechanical to digital production. As we move toward the end of this decade, we need to look ahead—we’ve learned a lot from the past, but as we move into the future, maybe we shouldn’t be starting from here! Where are we going and how should we get there? And who are we bringing along for the ride? Are we on the verge of a new revolution, or is it already here, and we just don’t see it? Join Mike Scrutton as we look at the world of color, workflow, and printing from new perspectives, and how we can thrive with new opportunities of 2020 and beyond!