JOHN WARNOCK

Groundbreaking computer scientist who co-founded Adobe Systems

John-WarnockCo-founder and board chair of Adobe Systems, Inc., John Warnock first helped launch desktop publishing and then ushered in the “paperless” office, developing the PostScript software that enabled desktop computers and printers to create sophisticated page layouts for the first time, and later inventing the PDF. He has been recognized with numerous scientific and technical awards, including the Marconi Prize—the highest honor for work in information science and communications—and received the University of Utah Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1995.