Leonard Rosenthol

Senior Principal Architect, PDF & Document Cloud at Adobe at Adobe Systems Inc.

Leonard Rosenthol is the Senior Principal Architect for PDF & the Document Cloud at Adobe, having been involved with PDF technology for more than 20 years. He represents Adobe on various international standards bodies including the ISO (where he is the Project Editor for PDF/A, PDF/X and PDF/E), W3C and ETSI/ESI (where he authored the PDF Electronic Signature standard, PAdES).

Prior to re-joining Adobe in 2006, Leonard worked as the Director of Software Development for Appligent, and the Chief Innovation Officer for Apago, while also running the successful consulting business of PDF Sages. Before becoming involved in PDF, Leonard was the Director of Advanced Technology for Aladdin Systems and was responsible for the development of the StuffIt line of products.



Leonard Rosenthol

Senior Principal Architect, PDF & Document Cloud at Adobe at Adobe Systems Inc.


Leonard Rosenthol is the Senior Principal Architect for PDF & the Document Cloud at Adobe, having been involved with PDF technology for more than 20 years. He represents Adobe on various international standards bodies including the ISO (where he is the Project Editor for PDF/A, PDF/X and PDF/E), W3C and ETSI/ESI (where he authored the PDF Electronic Signature standard, PAdES).

Prior to re-joining Adobe in 2006, Leonard worked as the Director of Software Development for Appligent, and the Chief Innovation Officer for Apago, while also running the successful consulting business of PDF Sages. Before becoming involved in PDF, Leonard was the Director of Advanced Technology for Aladdin Systems and was responsible for the development of the StuffIt line of products.

CONTRIBUTOR OF THE FOLLOWING

A PDF standard that’s literally ahead of its time

June 13, 2018
News

The ISO committee for PDF/A committee could see into the future. 5 years into the future, to be exact.



PDF 2.0: The worldwide standard for electronic documents has evolved

August 30, 2017
Article

The Portable Document Format is perhaps the most common example of a de facto standard, so much so that Wikipedia features PDF on its “de facto standards” page. From Ethernet and 802.11 to HTTP and …



PDF Days Europe underscores the importance of PDF as a key component of business processes

June 13, 2017
Article

2017 marks a record number of attendees / Experts shared fully-grounded wisdom on PDF standards across the two-day event Berlin. With over 200 attendees, this year’s PDF Days Europe in Berlin was a significant success …



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7 minutes with a PDF standard

June 3, 2012
Video

This session was presented at the Technical Conference 2012 of the PDF Association, March 27-28, 2012 in Basel, Switzerland. It covers the following: PDF (Matthew Hardy, Adobe) PDF/A (Leonard Roenthol, Adobe) PDF/E (Olaf Drümmer, callas software) …



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