As a CEO of NextEV, USA, Padmasree guides the company’s vision to elevate mobility to pure joy. As a leader, Padmasree is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and global business. She is a tireless advocate on behalf of women in technology.
She was a part of the executive leadership team at Cisco from March 2008 to September 2015. She joined Cisco in March 2008 as CTO, then co-led the worldwide engineering organization and served as the GM for Cisco Enterprise segment.
Subsequently as the CTSO of Cisco, she helped shape the strategy to lead the company through a major business transformation. In her capacity as CTSO, she was responsible for the corporate technology and business strategy, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, Cisco venture investments, acquisition integration, strategic partnerships and long term technology initiatives.