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Padmasree Warrior, Chief technology and strategy officer, Cisco

Padmasree Warrior

Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy for Cisco to enable, anticipate, shape, and lead major market transitions. She helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, the integration of new business models, the incubation of new technologies, and the cultivation of world-class technical talent. Warrior has been widely recognized for her creative and visionary leadership. Forbes has named her one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" for two years running.

Sam Greenblatt, Vice president and chief technical evangelist at the Enterprise Solution Group (ESG), Dell

Sam Greenblatt

Greenblatt is heavily involved in the architecture, communication and technical promotion of Dell's Enterprise family of products. He helps drive the ESG development teams toward a strong and unified architectural construct, while externally translating and communicating the technology vision to customers, new prospective partners and the industry as a whole.

Steve Bandrowczak, Senior vice president of Global Business Services, HP

Steve Bandrowczak

Bandrowczak oversees the charter to radically drive business transformation for Global Business Services (GBS) at HP. The GBS approach is characterized by the "Playing to Win" strategy, focusing on the larger strategic goals built around the clear, essential elements that determine business success - where to play and how to win. He also serves as the practice leader for Business Process Services (BPS) at HP where he works to leverage the people, infrastructure and technology of GBS to win new business for the BPS team.

Douglas W. Fisher, Corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group, Intel

Douglas W. Fisher

Fisher is responsible for worldwide software, services and software R&D at Intel. Fisher is currently chairman of the board of the Linux Foundation and a member of the internal board for Wind River Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation. Previously, he served as corporate vice president and general manager of the System Software Division, which reported into the Software and Services Group.

Deepak Advani, General manager, Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure, IBM

Deepak Advani

Mr. Advani is the General Manager of IBM’s Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure software division (formerly known as Tivoli). Before that he owned the strategy and product development mission for IBM’s business analytics portfolio. He also had P&L responsibility for the Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics segment.

From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Advani was the Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of eCommerce for Lenovo. Before joining Lenovo, Mr. Advani worked at IBM for 13 years where he held several global executive positions including:

  • VP and Business Line Executive, High End Intel Servers
  • Vice President, Linux Strategy.
  • Director, High Performance Computing Software Development Lab.