SVP and Chief Software
Technology Labs, Adobe Systems
As senior vice president and chief software architect, Tom Malloy leads Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs, part of the company's Office of Technology. 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 innovations.
Tom is responsible for defining Adobe's technology strategy as well as overseeing multiple R&D focus areas, including Adobe's Advanced Graphics Technology Group, the Document and Enterprise Technology Group, and the Publishing Technology Group. His organization also takes a leading role in incubating new projects, championing industry standards, facilitating collaboration with universities, and seeding new products.
Tom previously headed Adobe's Advanced Technology Group (now part of the Office of Technology) for nine years and held a variety of other senior engineering roles in the organization. Some of his most significant contributions have included the expansion of Adobe's products to the Windows environment, development of advanced document security technologies, and the extension of Adobe PDF as a de facto industry standard for automating document-based enterprise processes.
Prior to joining Adobe in 1986, Tom worked for Apple Computer, where he helped drive software development for the Lisa computer, the precursor to the Macintosh. Previously, Tom worked 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.