Tanu Sahnan

Software Engineering Manager


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Speaker Bio

Tanu is a Senior engineering manager at BBC, leading the Account and Personalisation team that deliver the tools, services, and capabilities to create ‘digital-first BBC’ for its audiences at scale. Before taking up this role, Tanu has worked with various consulting firms across digital media, e-commerce, and public sector covering full cycle of software development.

Tanu enjoys building and leading high performing teams, developing positive relationships with stakeholders to create a technology strategy that drives excellence and customer satisfaction. She is passionate about empowering people around her and uplifting team members, peers, community in their career growth/journey.

Tanu’s favourite quote –

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn.

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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