Padmasree Warrior, executive vice
president and chief technology officer of the $31.3 bn Motorola Inc, is the
executive sponsor in the company driving Indian strategy.
“This is a new concept and we have a spokesperson for many of
the exciting and emerging markets. While being of Indian origin is not necessary
for a function like this, since India is exciting anyway, it’s an
advantage for me since I know a lot about the top Indian tech schools. We are
connecting with the IITs , National Institutes of Technology and the Indian
Institute of Science for collaborative and sponsored research programmes. We
want to tap into the Indian technical talent and attract it to Motorola and grow
it into the company,” says Warrior, an ex-IITan herself who is a recipient
of IIT-Delhi’s distinguished alumni award for her contribution as thought
and knowledge leader.