Rohit Sharma is a venture partner at True Ventures. He focuses on innovation across science and industrial technologies. He began his career as Founder and CTO of ONI Systems, which pioneered the use of optical switching and real-time signal processing technologies in Metro Optical Networks. ONI Systems was acquired by Ciena, where Rohit served as SVP and CTO of Metro Networks Group.
Later in his career, Rohit founded, seed-funded and led early stage technology companies across virtualization, mobile and machine learning technologies. Rohit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics and communications engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra in India. He also holds Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in electrical engineering from University of Alberta, Canada where he endowed a professorship in digital communications in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by the President of India at NITK's 50th anniversary convocation.