Wed, Mar 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
The Computer History Museum Presents Cisco's Padmasree WarriorDownload audio (MP3)
Padmasree Warrior is a true revolutionary. As a young woman she came to the U.S. to pursue her masters in chemical engineering at Cornell with $100 in her pocket and a one-way ticket. Just over 20 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 and 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 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. Padmasree Warrior appeared in conversation with NPR correspondent Laura Sydell. The 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. Audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.