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Padmasree Warrior        

Founder & CEO of Fable; Former U.S. CEO & CDO of NIO; Former CTO & Strategy Officer for Cisco

Padmasree Warrior is the Founder and CEO of Fable, a platform for social reading and book clubs. Previously, Padma was the Chief Executive Officer of NIO U.S., Chief Development Officer and Board Member of NIO Inc., a manufacturer of smart, electric, and autonomous vehicles. In this role, she scaled the company from a start-up to a successful IPO NYSE:NIO in 3 years.

Before NIO, Warrior served as Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer (CTSO). Previously, she was the SVP and GM for the Cisco Enterprise segment and co-led Cisco’s worldwide engineering organization. Prior to Cisco, she was EVP and CTO at Motorola. Under her leadership, Motorola was awarded the 2004 U.S. National Medal of Technology.

Warrior has been widely recognized for her creative and visionary leadership. Some of her many accolades include the World of Difference Award by the International Alliance for Women, being named one of the "25 Most Influential Women in Wireless" by Business Insider and being named one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" for three years running by Forbes. She has served on government initiatives, industry advisory boards as well as charitable and community organizations. She received the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence Award and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award. In 2007, she was inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame.

Warrior holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, New York, U.S.

Warrior also serves on the board of directors at Microsoft and Spotify.

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