Building a Safer World with Smart Transportation

Session Abstract:

What if…
The commute to work was a little bit faster and a little bit more efficient,
The alerts to hazardous situations on the roads were quick in real-time,
The road fatalities were zero.

These are things that we wish for every day to make our lives easier and simpler. And today, with intelligent transportation, we are close to making these dreams a reality. With the ever-evolving technology landscape, we are witnessing improved transportation in every form. Smart transportation uses new and emerging technologies realized by the proliferation of IoT devices and 5G enabling high-speed communication networks. Smart Transportation is also cost-effective, making better use of available resources, achieving lowered costs with preventative maintenance. Digitization of roadways helps to gain data insights to manage traffic, handle large volumes of traffic from connected vehicles and detect the exact area where the problem has occurred, enabling a safer world.

However, Smart Transportation cannot sustain itself without building an advanced communication infrastructure backbone required for the use of high-resolution pan-tilt-zoom video cameras, digital sensors, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning which results in a massive explosion in data. Packet-Optical solutions help support a wide range of devices that sense and optimize vehicular traffic flows, monitor weather and road conditions, and warn operators of dangers ahead. As autonomous vehicles evolve, network demands are bound to escalate, driving the need for modern, flexible, and scalable networks.

Let’s understand how fiber-optic technology solutions help bring the networks to a carrier-grade level and become an enabler for Smart Transportation. The proposed session will be a presentation with end-users and enterprises as the target audience and highlight the next-generation network to meet the requirements of current intelligent transportation system applications while ensuring capacity for future initiatives.


Richa Daga
Software Engineer at Cisco

With a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a Master of Technology degree in Networks and Networked Systems, Richa is as technical as you can get. She has vast experience working in the telecom and optical networking domain as a professional embedded software engineer at Ciena.
She has also worked at Cisco Research and Development offshore center developing products on SONET, OTN, Ethernet technologies from scratch. She has worked in the data plane area for the bring-up of line cards, FPGAs, DSPs, 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 has 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.

She believes in investing in knowledge and sharing with other women in tech via communities. She is a core member of the ‘shespeaksbureau’ initiative to elevate women speakers 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, Submarine Networks, and optical technologies. Richa is based out of New Delhi, India

Session Tags

End-User, Enterprise

5G, Connectivity, Infrastructure

Technical, Business Line Management, Operations


Telecom, Industrials, Automotive

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