Kevin Lynch Leaves Adobe Systems and Hired by Apple

Kevin Lynch, the Adobe Systems Chief Technology Officer announced today that he will be leaving Adobe to become the vice president of technologies of Apple.

Adobe execs says they will not replace Kevin Lynch or the CTO position or leave it empty, rather having the CEO, Shantanu Narayen and Senior Vice President, Bryan Lamkin, take the duties and responsibilities covered by the CTO position’s job.

According to CNBC, Kevin Lynch will be reporting to SVP Bob Mansfield and will the role of being the vice president of technologies of Apple. The Cupertino, California-based company made the group following their loss and departure of Scott Forstall, the iOS software chief, and John Browett, the retail chief in October 2012. As for now, Apple is still looking for people able to fill Mr. Browett’s position, and had Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, and Jony Ive take the responsibilities of Mr. Forstall.

According to analyst Jeffrey Hammond, Kevin Lynch is a software guy.

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Apple’s move of hiring Lynch could be an indication that they are not just interested in the device only. Adobe systems had a great job of moving from products to the cloud business which is getting popular today. This could be a great help to Cupertino, California-based company to have an edge and compete with the top companies in a front that they are not good at.