Dr. Susmita Adhikari has been with HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics AG since May 2013 serving as product placement manager. In her role she engages with customers and industry colleagues to discover new market opportunities and supports the sales force with technical content and design activities to optimize product placement across all touch points. Previously, she worked as a scientific researcher at Nokia Siemens Networks and specialized in long haul optical communication namely coherent transmission, future looking optical components, digital signal processing and specifically modulation formats and DSP-based nonlinear compensation techniques. Dr. Adhikari has authored and co-authored more than 30 peer reviewed journals and conference contributions. In 2007, she has been awarded the prestigious Mondialogo Engineering Award organized by Diamler and UNESCO in recognition of her project that utilized optical fiber as a medium to provide tele-medical relief for impoverished population in the rural region of Nepal.