Prakriti was studying English Literature at Uni when she decided to drop out to work in the NOC for one of the first ISPs in the US. This somewhat rash decision kick-started her career in tech and she’s never looked back. Over the last 25 years, Prakriti has held an astonishing number of different roles within Networks and Infrastructure, from physically racking and stacking routers to architecting global backbone networks. Her career includes a 6-year maternity leave break where she gained some of her most valuable skills in leadership and communication. She is currently a Senior Platform Engineering Manager for Vodafone Business, leading a team of Systems and DevOps engineers. In her spare time, Prakriti runs a taxi service for the inhabitants of her house and plays board games.