Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cisco's CTO - Padmasree Warrior - Vijayawada

The CTO of Cisco is from Vijayawada, India.
From wiki:
Born and raised in the city of Vijayawada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India, Warrior went to school at the Children’s Montessori School and Maris Stella College in Vijayawada
From Max Linxky @ FastCompany:
Let's start with that name, which sounds more suited to a pop star than a chief technology officer. Awesome. Then there's the fact that she was on Obama's short list to be America's CTO. Add that to her 23-year career at Motorola, where she did everything from manage the semiconductor division to lead a 26,000-engineer research and development group with a budget of $3.7 billion. Now she's CTO for Cisco , where she's been handed the simple task of figuring out how the world will communicate over the next few years and ensuring that her company is leading that push.
From Fortune in 2006: One of the 50 most powerful women in Business.

Her twitter page: [link]