CTO, Cisco Systems
Back in 2007, Padmasree Warrior (then chief technology officer at Motorola) predicted that by 2012 mobile devices “will become an extension of your persona,” with the ability to recognize your preferences and behaviors. Warrior not only predicted the future; she’d helping to make it happen. She joined Cisco as its CTO in 2008, and Warrior also serves as the senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Development Group, leading a team of 10,000 engineers. Warrior has long worked toward making seamless mobility a reality—not only by connecting everyone in the world via mobile devices, but by crafting the networks they run on to enable uninterrupted access to what’s important.
Aside from her work at Cisco, Warrior lends her time and talent to the Museum of Science and Industry, furthering education in math, science, and engineering.
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