Andy Parsons is the Director of Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI), which is creating the open standards framework for a future of verifiably authentic content of all kinds. With collaborators across hardware, software, publishing and social platforms the CAI is empowering creators with attribution and provenance. For information consumers, this important work restores trust and transparency to media.
Prior to joining Adobe Andy founded Workframe (acquired in 2019), the pioneering visual project management platform for commercial architecture. Andy previously served as Chief Technology Officer at McKinsey Academy, McKinsey’s groundbreaking educational platform and he co-founded Happify, the world’s leading mobile platform for digital therapeutics and behavioral health. He has enjoyed deep involvement over the years with the open-source ecosystem, most recently as the organizer of the Clojure/NYC engineering community, which grew to several thousand members under his stewardship. Andy is a frequent speaker on topics including media provenance, engineering leadership and entrepreneurship. He enjoys giving back to the startup ecosystem as a mentor and advisor. Andy has been a professional saxophonist and is an amateur barbecue pitmaster.