A Tech Warrior
Date: Wednesday , March 01, 2006
Padmasree Warrior, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Motorola, accepted the 2004 National Medal of Technology Award from President George W Bush on behalf of her company at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on February 13.
Warrior is also responsible for the success of Motorola Labs, the global software group and emerging early-stage businesses of the company. Her operational responsibilities include leading a global team of 4,600 technologists, prioritizing technology programmes and creating value from intellectual property.
The prestigious National Medal of Technology annual award recognized Motorola for its outstanding contributions to America’s technological innovation and competitiveness. Established in 1980 by an Act of U.S. Congress, this is the highest honor awarded by the President to America’s leading innovators.
Warrior has been with Motorla since 1994 and is an alumnus of IIT, Delhi from where she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. She then obtained her Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.