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John Penn II | Adobe and Law Enforcement

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Date: Friday 19 May 2017
Venue: Lecture theatre TD121, Hawthorn Campus

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How Adobe is helping solve crime

Swinburne University of Technology and Adobe invite staff, students and industry partners to a lecture by esteemed international guest John Penn II.

John Penn II, Senior Architect for Law Enforcement Technologies at Adobe Systems Inc in California, has spent over three decades writing software.

Specifically, John has dedicated his work to helping law enforcement solve cases with digital imaging technology.

Focusing on the role software can play in the prevention and investigation of internet crimes against children, John has helped develop advanced victim identification tools and techniques, whilst training police officers and federal agents on their implementation.

Today, John’s overarching mission is to foster better communication between law enforcement and the software industry, and promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by both.

John’s presentation will be focused on the corporate social responsibility aspects of his role. The lecture will also focus on John’s first 10 years at Adobe, where he was a Senior Computer Scientist working with Photoshop, the changes in digital imaging and digital media, and what it is like to work on software.

John will talk about his transition to working with law enforcement on crimes against children and how Adobe is assisting in this area. The presentation will cover some interesting technical aspects and demonstrations.