Cisco's CTO Padmasree Warrior is one of the top two candidates for the first U.S. CTO, expected to be named any day now, according to published reports.
The 46-year-old candidate was formerly CTO at Motorola, where she worked for 23 years, and has worked for Cisco for the past 13 months.
She skirted her prospects as federal CTO when asked about them by BusinessWeek via e-mail. Instead she addressed generalities. "Smart networking technologies and IT play a critical role in transforming government, energy, education and healthcare," she said.
When she joined Cisco, Warrior laid out her philosophy about technology. "I enjoy envisioning and creating the future," she wrote in her blog, "and leveraging technology leadership for business growth. Expertise, experience, energy -- these exemplify my platform for achievement."