From Blake Dodge’s “Scoop: Apple taps its watch mastermind Kevin Lynch to work on self-driving cars” posted Friday on Business Insider:
Lynch is one of the architects of the Apple Watch. In 2013, he was brought in specifically to grow the product from an idea into a reality. He’s largely credited with helping define a new product category for Apple, “wearables,” that’s now making billions of dollars a quarter.
Before Apple, he was the chief technology officer at Adobe, where he helped bring Creative Cloud, a series of apps for photography and more, to life, Lynch’s bio says. He also led software at Macromedia, a similar company, which Adobe purchased in 2005 for $3.4 billion.
In addition to heading up watchOS, Lynch is one of a handful of VPs defining Apple’s healthcare strategy.
My take: Despite a resume sprinkled with fairy dust, Kevin Lynch did not impress me when he first appeared on an Apple stage to unveil the Watch. But like the Apple Watch, Lynch has improved through the iterations.