Microsoft executive Sunil PP joins Adobe Systems to head education biz

Infotech Lead India: Adobe Systems has appointed Sunil P P as the director – Education for its India and South Asia operations.


Before joining Adobe, Sunil worked with Microsoft as director – Education Sales.


At Adobe Sunil will be responsible for driving the education business for Adobe in the region.


Recently, the company launched Adobe Creative Suite 6 Student and Teacher Edition, packed with tools to visualize, understand, and communicate information in creative ways across print, web, video and mobile devices.


The new release and supporting educational resources help K-12 and higher education institutions enhance teaching and learning, and better prepare students for their future careers in a digital, global workplace.


One of Sunil’s key mandates in his new role will be to drive growth and adoption of the new suite in the education segment.


Adobe outlined a three-pronged strategy for its business in the Indian education sector:


1)      Driving adoption of technology-enabled learning – eLearning, digital skills and communication skills across schools, colleges and universities.

2)      Creating a training and certification program to help Indian students enhance their workplace-readiness and boost employability. Adobe aims to do this by collaborating with content partners.

3)      Building an ecosystem of partners (including education resellers, publishers, solution providers, private and government institutes, etc) to make Adobe’s cutting-edge creativity tools ubiquitous in the Indian educational landscape.


Prior to Microsoft, Sunil worked with Novell  as the Education and Channel Manager where he was responsible for managing the Novell certifications and training programs.


“We are very proud to have Sunil joining our Education team. With the paradigm change that is underway in the education ecosystem in India, Sunil will play an instrumental role not only in leading the education team in the country but also towards devising a balanced strategy for Adobe’s business in the education sector,” said Peter McAlpine, senior director – Education, APAC, Adobe.


“Education has always been a key segment for Adobe and with Sunil on board, we look forward to further increasing our industry leadership through his proficient business acumen in the public and private education domain,” said Umang Bedi, managing director, South Asia, Adobe.


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