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Rowan Hanna

Planet PDF Contributing Editor

Rowan Hanna is the CTO for Debenu. Before co-founding Debenu, he worked with Nitro PDF Software as the divisional manager of Planet PDF's online sales unit, PDF Store.

Rowan worked closely with customers and software vendors, has an extensive knowledge of document management related products, and drove PDF Store to become the premier location for independent PDF software and Adobe Acrobat plug-ins.

Rowan also joined the Nitro PDF product development team to design and test new product features based on customer feedback, with a focus on usability and quality.

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PDF Technical Conference 2015

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Enterprise & Government   September 17, 2015

Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

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Enterprise & Government   April 15, 2014

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PDF editing to be built into Microsoft Office 2013

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