Padmasree Warrior is a true revolutionary. As a young woman she came to the U.S. to pursue her masters degree in chemical engineering at Cornell University with $100 in her pocket and a one-way plane ticket. Just over twenty years later, she’s one of Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women,” and Cisco CEO John Chambers says she’s among those at the top of the list to succeed him.
As Cisco’s Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape, and lead major market transitions. She helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, the integration of new business models, the incubation of new technologies, and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.
In her previous role, Warrior served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and also co-led Cisco's worldwide engineering organization. As Senior Vice President, Engineering, she was responsible for core switching, collaboration, cloud computing and data center/virtualization, security, and architectures for business transformation.
Tonight NPR Correspondent Laura Sydell will moderate a wide-ranging conversation with a real revolutionary, Padmasree Warrior. Please join us.
This event is part of the Museum’s acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.
We are very pleased that KQED Radio will be onsite taping this program for broadcast on Wednesday, March 5 at 8pm.
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