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 a vast experience working in telecom and optical networking domain as a professional embedded software engineer at Ciena. She has also worked at Cisco Research and Development offshore center and had worked for development of products on SONET, OTN, ETHERNET technologies from scratch. She has worked in the data plane area for 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 IEEE Women in Engineering branch of her alma mater and headed/hosted 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 Women in Engineering field in AGM-2011 by 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. Richa would like to take the opportunity to dispel the myths surrounding 5G. She would like to highlight the need of fiber for the success of 5G with the help of her professional and working knowledge in the telecom optical domain. Richa is based out of New Delhi, India.
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