Lydia Varmazis is the director of new product development in the Creative Solution Business Unit at Adobe Systems Incorporated. In this role, she helps define the strategic roadmap and new business concepts for the next generation of the Adobe design, illustration and Creative Suite family of products. Lydia manages a team of product managers and software developers that deploy web-hosted (Web 2.0) solutions leveraging the Adobe Engagement Platform. Prior to this, she was group product manager for illustration and mobile technologies and held product management positions on the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe PDF Technologies teams. During the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe, she led the team that defined the product integration features now available in the Adobe Creative Suite 3 family of products. Lydia holds a BTech in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and an MBA from Graziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.

Teaching/speaking experience: AIGA, Schools of Though, AIGA, Annual Conference, Macworld, Adobe MAX