Cisco lands Padmasree Warrior, Geek Queen

Cisco today said former Motorola executive vice president and chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior will take over as Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer 

Warrior made Layer 8 news this fall by being voted the next Queen of the Geeks by our readers.   On of the main reasons she won was as we stated, she managed a workforce of 25,000 engineers, so if she's not a Geek then she sure had to deal with a lot of them.

Showing off her supreme geekiness, Warrior blogged about her new job on Cisco's official blog site:

“I am eager to bring to Cisco my technical expertise, over 20 years of experience in many aspects of the communications industry, a global bent of mind and an energizing leadership style. As we get to know each other, you will also see me as a tireless champion for innovation and inclusion. I enjoy envisioning and creating the future, and leveraging technology leadership for business growth. Expertise, experience, energy - these exemplify my platform for achievement.” "

Padmasree's new role as CTO will help to develop and promote Cisco's future technology leadership," said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco in a statement. "She is a technology visionary, an excellent leader with a strong industry voice and business acumen, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our leadership team."

Until she resigned, Warrior was  responsible for the Motorola’s $4.1 billion research and development arm and serves on the boards of Chicago's Joffrey Ballet and Museum of Science and Industry, the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR), the Chicago Mayor's Technology Council, Cornell University Engineering Council and advisory council of Indian Institute of Technology.

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