Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior is the former Chief Executive Officer of NIO U.S[1] as well as a member of its board of directors.[2] In these capacities, she was responsible for the brains of NIO's autonomous electric vehicles and the overall user experience. Prior to this she held senior executive positions in Motorola and Cisco.

Padmasree Warrior
PadmasreeWarriorJI1
Native name
పద్మశ్రీ వారియర్
Born
Yellepeddi Padmasree

Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Alma materIIT Delhi
Cornell University
OccupationCEO of NIO, U.S.
Board member ofNIO U.S, Microsoft, Spotify, Thorn, Joffrey Ballet, Museum of Science and Industry
Spouse(s)Mohandas Warrior
ChildrenKarna Warrior

Early life

Yellepeddi Padmasree was born and raised in the city of Vijayawada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India. She was born in to a Telugu Hindu family. She went to school at the Children's Montessori School and Maris Stella College in Vijayawada. Warrior received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1982.[3][4] She holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.[5]

Career

Work at Motorola

Warrior joined Motorola in 1984[6] Over the course of her 23 years at the company she served as Corporate Vice-President and general manager of Motorola's Energy Systems Group, and Corporate Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer in its Semiconductor Products Sector.[6] Immediately prior to becoming Motorola's CTO, she served as general manager of Thoughtbeam, a product of Motorola, in Tempe, Arizona. When named Motorola's CTO in January 2003, Warrior became a senior vice-president and in 2005 she was promoted to executive vice-president.[7][8]

During Warrior's tenure as CTO, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States, the first time the company had received this honour. During this period she was a proponent of "Seamless Mobility" – the concept of having seamless communication across all facets of a person's life. The dream was not fully realised and the concept was eventually dropped from Motorola marketing presentations. On 4 December 2007, she left Motorola to become CTO at Cisco Systems.[9] It was announced in June 2015 that she will be leaving Cisco Systems.[10] She resigned from NIO inc on 12/17/2018.[11]

Recognition

Fortune Magazine called her one of four rising stars on its Most Powerful Women list,[12] placing her between the 10 "highest paid" and the "Young and Powerful" categories. In 2005, The Economic Times ranked Warrior as the 11th Most Influential Global Indian.[13] In 2001 she was one of six women nationwide selected to receive the "Women Elevating Science and Technology" award from Working Woman Magazine.[14] As of 2014, she is listed as the 71st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[15] In 2018 she was also featured among "America's Top 50 Women In Tech" by Forbes.[16]

Warrior is featured in the Notable Women in Computing cards.[17]

Board participation

Warrior has been a memeber of Microsoft's board of directors since December 2015.[18][19] She's also a board member at Spotify[20]. She was a member of the Gap Inc. board from 2013 to 2016[21] and the Box board from 2014 to 2016[22].

Warrior also serves on the boards of Thorn,[23] the Joffrey Ballet,[24] Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry,[25] Chicago Mayor's Technology Council,[26] and advisory council of Indian Institute of Technology.[27] She previously served on the Cornell University board,[28] the Texas Governor's Council for Digital Economy,[6] the Technology Advisory Council for the FCC, and the Advisory Committee for Computing and Information Science and Engineering of the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is also serving as a mentor in the State Department's International Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership.[27] Warrior also served on the board of directors for Corning Incorporated from 2005 through 2008.[29]

Personal life

Warrior is married and has a son.

References

  1. ^ "The CEO of an electric vehicle startup said she's making the iPhone of cars - here's her plan". Business Insider. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Padmasree Warrior - Advisor @ Sherpa Capital | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "IIT-Delhi Award goes to Padmasree Warrior, CTO Motorola". The Economic Times. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 23 August 2004.
  4. ^ "IIT alumni dominate global Indian tech influencers list". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  5. ^ Gilpin, Lyndsey. "Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior: Engineer, Artist, Business Leader, Sage". TechRepublic. ZDNet. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Padmasree Warrior". VideoLectures.Net. VideoLectures.Net. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  7. ^ Padmasree Warrior Biography from Motorola Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ WITI – Hall of Fame
  9. ^ Savitz, Eric. "Cisco Names Padmasree Warrior Chief Technology Officer". Tech Trader Daily. Barron's. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  10. ^ http://fortune.com/2015/06/02/report-cisco-cto-warrior-is-leaving-the-company/
  11. ^ https://www.businessinsider.com/nio-us-ceo-padmasree-warrior-resigns-2018-11
  12. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006 | Fortune Magazine". Money.cnn.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  13. ^ Duttagupta, Ishani (11 April 2005). "Advantage IIT". The Economic Times - indiatimes. Archived from the original on 11 April 2005. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  14. ^ "TECHXNY/PC EXPO and Working Woman Magazine Announce Winners of First Annual W.E.S.T". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Padmasree Warrior". Forbes.
  17. ^ "Notable Women in Computing".
  18. ^ "Microsoft proposes election of new board members". Microsoft News Center. Microsoft. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Padmasree Warrior Executive Biography". Microsoft News Center. Microsoft. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Spotify - Governance - Board of Directors - Padmasree Warrior". Spotify. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  21. ^ Lynch, Shana. "Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior joins Gap board". Silicon Valley Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Padmasree Warrior leaves Box's board after joining Microsoft's". VentureBeat. 29 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Thorn - About Us". Thorn. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  24. ^ McKenzie, Sheena. "5 things you didn't know about Cisco's Warrior". Leading Women. CNN. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  25. ^ Dugdale, Addy. "Crib Sheet: Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco Systems". Leadership. Fast Company. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  26. ^ Cooney, Michael. "Cisco lands Padmasree Warrior, Geek Queen". Layer 8. Network World. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  27. ^ a b "Padmasree Warrior". WITI Hall of Fame. WITI. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Board of trustees adds seven new members". Cornell University. 28 May 2013.
  29. ^ Reese, Brad. "Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior off Corning Board of Directors". Network World. Network World. Retrieved 28 June 2014.

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