It is often said that the only constant is change. Cisco is no different. We know that innovation and change are the cornerstones to Cisco’s continued success.
We are excited to announce that our Chief Technical Officer, Padmasree Warrior, will add the duties of being SVP/GM of our Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Development Group. This is the heart of Cisco’s business and we are fortunate to have the talent of an (ahem) warrior take over this industry leading team of over 10,000 world-class engineering talent.
Warrior joined Cisco in 2007 as CTO reporting to Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and has quickly established herself as a technology visionary in areas such as cloud computing, mobility, the future of Internet technology and more.
Our leadership team has evolved over our 25 years as a company. Warrior takes over this role as Tony Bates leaves the company to pursue another opportunity. Tony has been a great leader and asset to Cisco over his nearly 15 years here. His leadership on innovations like the CRS-1, Cius and more have enabled Cisco to reach new markets and customers. We never like to lose a Cisco family member, but the innovation engine which began at our founding in 1984 will certainly continue.