Becky Travis

Software Engineering Team Lead


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Speaker Bio

Becky is a Software Engineering Team Lead on the Live team at the BBC, responsible for managing and leading the Software Engineering team in the design, implementation, and operation of the Live pages across News, Sport, and Events.

Becky has been at the BBC for 9 years, coming in from an apprenticeship scheme. After two years on the scheme, she was successfully promoted to a Junior Software Engineer. From there, Becky has travelled through the engineering career path to become a Team Lead, always staying on the Live team as she enjoys the fast-paced nature and excitement that comes along with supporting large audience reaching events such as the Olympics and the World Cup.

One of Becky’s favourite parts of being a Team Lead is the people management aspect of the role. She enjoys spending time with the team and supporting others in their career development.

Fun Fact: Becky is an avid reader and will often consume books like they are going out of fashion.

Speaker Sessions

Panel Discussion

Panel: Engineering Journeys – From Engineer To Tech Director

60 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Career Development
  • HR/DEI
  • Non-Technical
  • Tanja Lichtensteiger

    Director of Product Engineering


  • Danielle Troy

    Test Manager


  • Becky Travis

    Software Engineering Team Lead


  • Tanu Sahnan

    Software Engineering Manager


This candid conversation is aimed to kindle inspiration and empower you, offering guidance for navigating your own path to technology leadership. 

Join us for enlightening fireside chats with engineering leaders from the BBC, as they share their career trajectories and gain valuable insight from their experience and learnings. Discover the pivotal moments that shaped them and their careers. This candid conversation is aimed to kindle inspiration and empower you, offering guidance for navigating your own path to technology leadership. 

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Diverse Career Pathways: You will discover that there is no one-size-fits-all journey in technology leadership. The panellists’ diverse career paths will highlight that success in technology leadership can be achieved through a variety of routes, showcasing the importance of adaptability and perseverance.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Learning how some have overcome challenges and barriers in a traditionally male-dominated field. From navigating imposter syndrome to managing conflict, you will gain insights into strategies and how to build resilience, when pursuing leadership roles in technology.
  • Preparing for Opportunity: Through continuous learning, building strong networks and relationships and seeking out mentors, learn how to ready yourself to make the most of opportunities that come your way.

This session is for you if…you aspire to thrive in engineering leadership and want to learn from experiences of successful women leaders who are forging their path to the top.


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