Padmasree Warrior joined Motorola in 1984. In January 2003, Warrior became a senior vice president and in 2005 she was promoted to executive vice president.
On December 4, 2007, she left Motorola to become CTO at Cisco Systems.
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 believes in balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivating a culture of innovation at enterprise scale, and how the Internet of Everything will shape the future of individuals and organization. Fortune Magazine called her one of four rising stars on its Most Powerful Women list, placing her between the 10 "highest paid" and the "Young and Powerful" categories. In 2005, The Economic Times ranked Warrior as the 11th Most Influential Global Indian. In 2001 she was one of six women nationwide selected to receive the "Women Elevating Science and Technology" award from Working Woman Magazine and her achievements were further recognized by American Immigration Law Foundation in 2003. During Warrior's tenure as CTO, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Technology by President George W. Bush. In 2007 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by New York's Polytechnic University. Recently Awarded ASSOCHAM Ladies League, Hyderabad Women of the Decade Achievers Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation.
Warrior serves on the boards of Chicago's Joffrey Ballet and Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Mayor's Technology Council, Cornell University Engineering Council and advisory council of Indian Institute of Technology. She is also serving as a mentor in the State Department?s International Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. In October 2013 Padmasree Warrior joined the Gap Inc. Board of Directors.
Oliviero Toscani is an Italian photographer.
He is internationally renowned as the creative force behind some of the world's most successful magazines and brands, including corporate images and advertising campaigns through the years. From 1982 to 2000 (18 years), he built United Colors of Benetton into one of the world's most recognized brand, giving the company its corporate image, identity and communication strategy, and developing its online presence. Toscani took up photography following the steps of his father, Fedele Toscani, the first photo-journalist of the Corriere Della Sera. After obtaining his diploma at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich, he started working with different magazines, including Elle, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
In 1982 he started working as Art Director for the Benetton Group. In the early 1990s, Toscani co-founded the magazine Colors (also owned by Benetton) with American graphic designer Tibor Kalman. With the tagline "a magazine about the rest of the world", Colors built on the multiculturalism prevalent at that time and in Benetton's ad campaigns, while remaining editorially independent from group. In 1993, he invented, founded and directed Fabrica, the international center for arts and modern communication research. Japanese architect Tadao Ando was commissioned by Toscani to design the school. Through the years he also contributed to the creation of various television programs and directed short films on social problems like anorexia, osteoporosis and juvenile violence. Toscani's work has been exhibited at the Biennale of Venice, Triennale of Milan and museums of modern art in Mexico City, Helsinky, Rome, Lausanne, Frankfurt, San Paolo and other cities.
He has been awarded four Lions d'Or at the Cannes Festival, the Unesco Grand Prix, two Grand Prix d'Affichage and several Art Directors Club in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Berlin, Milan. In 2007 he was praised as the Creative Hero at the Saatchi & Saatchi Cleo Hero Show.
Michelangelo Pistoletto is an Italian artist. Born in Biella in 1933, he began to exhibit his work in 1955 and in 1960 he had his first solo show at Galleria Galatea in Turin. In the two-year period 1961-1962 made the first Mirror Paintings, which directly include the viewer and real time in the work, and open up perspective, reversing the Renaissance perspective that had been closed by the twentieth-century avant-gardes. The Mirror Paintings are the foundation of his subsequent artistic output and theoretical thought.
In 1965 and 1966 he produced a set of works entitled Minus Objects, considered fundamental to the birth of Arte Povera, an art movement of which Pistoletto was an animating force and a protagonist. In 1967 he began to work outside traditional exhibition spaces, with the first instances of that "creative collaboration" he developed over the following decades by bringing together artists from different disciplines and diverse sectors of society. In 1975-76 he presented a cycle of twelve consecutive exhibitions, Le Stanze, at the same gallery in Turin. This was the first of a series of complex, year-long works called "time continents". Others are White Year (1989) and Happy Turtle (1992).
In 1978, in a show in Turin, Pistoletto defined two main directions his future artwork would take: Division and Multiplication of the Mirror and Art Takes On Religion.
In 2004 the University of Turin awarded him a laurea honoris causa in Political Science. In 2007, in Jerusalem, he received the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts,
"for his constantly inventive career as an artist, educator and activist whose restless intelligence has created prescient forms of art that contribute to fresh understanding
of the world."
In 2012 he launches Rebirth-day, the First Worldwide Day of Rebirth, an initiative which generated over a hundred events all over the world on 21st December.
In 2013, from April to September, his personal exhibition Michelangelo Pistoletto, année un - le paradis sur terre took place at the Louvre Museum in Paris. In the same year, in Tokyo, he received the Praemium Imperiale award for painting.
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