With a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Networking, Richa is as technical as you can get. She has vast experience working in the telecom and optical networking domain and was a professional embedded software engineer at Ciena. She has also worked at Cisco Research and Development offshore center and had worked for the development of products on SONET, OTN, ETHERNET technologies from scratch. She has worked in the data plane area for the bring-up of line cards, FPGAs, and ASICs device drivers and has been a part of the customer response team handling live customer network issues on the deployed products.
She was the chairperson of the IEEE Women in Engineering branch of her alma mater and headed/hosted/judged various seminars, presentations, and organized state/national events.
She has technical papers published in national conferences and has been conferred with the best orator award at many gatherings. She received an outstanding student volunteer award in the Women in Engineering field in AGM-2011 by the Delhi section of IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Being an all-rounder, she believes in investing in knowledge and sharing with other women in tech via communities. She is a member of the shespeaksbureau and believes in supporting Diversity and Inclusion. She was a speaker at the past IoT Slams where she shared her insights regarding 5G, IoT, Smart Grids, Edge Cloud, and optical technologies. Richa is based out of New Delhi, India.
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