APAC Education Leaders Seminar – Malaysia


The beautiful Malaysian island state of Penang was the venue for the first of a series of Higher Education Leadership Summits run by Adobe Education. About 55 guests and Adobe employees  were hosted by the friendly team at the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa.



Adobe Education Leaders Summit – Penang 2016 from CreateEDU TV on Vimeo.

Themed “Transforming Education for Student Success in a Digital World“, this seminar series aimed at bringing together Southeast Asia’s eminent thought leaders and higher education leaders, providing a great opportunity to connect, inspire, be inspired and to grow as leaders together.


Tony Katsabaris (Adobe’s Senior Director  for the Public Sector and Education in Asia Pacific) doing a keynote address about how digital technologies are shaping the future of education.


Wayne Weisse (Adobe’s Manager of Enterprise Sales) and Callistus Chong (Director, School of Design & Media ITE – Singapore) who both keynoted.


Yours truly had the pleasure of doing some Adobe demos and presenting a keynote with Tacy Trowbridge titled The New Generation  Creative Worker: How Can Education Meet the Needs of the Future Worker.


I enjoyed sharing the stage with Paul Burnett (Adobe’s Principal Evangelist for Asia Pacific) sharing some of Adobe’s great creativity tools.


A real highlight was working again with Indonesian design student and now freelance media artist Ira Carella.


It is always a pleasure to work with Tacy Trowbridge, Adobe’s Worldwide Head of Education Programs. This is us doing our keynote rehearsal.


Tacy & me keynoting


Great panel session, moderated by Tacy


Prabhjeet Singh, Titu Minhas (from the Adobe Singapore office) with Ira & Me)

The next events in this series will be held in Bali, Hong Kong and Columbo.