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Padmasree Warrior
Padmasree Warrior
Chief technology officer, Cisco

In a world where the Internet is connecting everyone and everything, Cisco's top technologist is tasked with making increasingly complex networks more reliable, more convenient, and more useful.

Alternately turning her gaze on entire cities and individual living rooms, Warrior must not only divine where people and business are headed, but figure out technically how to get there.

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Last updated September 01 2009: 11:30 AM ET
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