2012-11-29 11:59:01 - This workshop proved highly informative since we now have a better understanding of the upgrades and changes that have been made to Adobe’s range of software
November 29, 2012
Adobe Systems Incorporated MENA, in cooperation with Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), has recently conducted a special product training workshop for the Ministry of Social Affairs, Dubai Police, Police Science Academy – Sharjah and Emirates Publishers Association to provide a comprehensive overview of Adobe’s widely used software. The aim is to enable all parties to step up efforts to protect intellectual property rights in the UAE.
The one day workshop, conducted by Joe Karkour, Business Development Manager, Adobe MENA, was attended by Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razak Obaidli, Director of the General Administration of Total Quality Performance at Dubai Police and President of EIPA, Abdallah Saqqa, General Manager, Adobe Systems MENA, Jawad Al Redha, Business Software
Alliance Chair, Gulf Region. Divided into three sessions, the first covered Adobe’s popular graphics editing program Photoshop CS6 and its photography software program Lightroom. The second session focused on Acrobat XI, software extensively used for PDF conversion and editing, while the third covered Digital Publishing and Adobe’s software used in this domain.
Major General Dr. Obaidli said, “. That knowledge is of vital significance as we look to stay abreast of the latest developments in the software industry so that we can effectively tackle new threats from software pirates.”
Abdallah Saqqa, General Manager, Adobe Systems MENA, said, “In today’s ever-changing technology landscape it is imperative that law enforcement authorities and associations concerned with the protection of intellectual property are armed with adequate knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions. Adobe is equally committed to reduce software piracy in the UAE and maximise the use of genuine software, which is why we have been extending our support to several anti-piracy campaigns being conducted in the country by the government and associations such as EIPA.”