Padmasree Warrior, whose departure as chief technology officer of Motorola was made public earlier this week, has joined Cisco Systems as CTO. It's still unclear whether Warrior left Motorola by her own choosing, or was forced out, or perhaps a little of both, but her move to Cisco will be interesting to watch: From a network perspective, Cisco already has a lot of IP edge resources that Motorola has been busily gathering, and Warrior can focus more on network and service delivery innovations than responding to the handset market's fickle device desires.
Cisco's CTO post has been opening for two years since former CTO and possible future CEO Charlie Giancarlo was named chief development officer. Cisco tends to move quickly in almost everything it does, but this is one area where patience paid off.
- read this story from The Associated Press
- Warrior's departure from Motorola became known just this week