Tanja Lichtensteiger Sky Betting & Gaming, Engineering Manager, Servant LeaderTwitter @grappleshark
Tanja Lichtensteiger started coding at 8 years old and now, over two decades on, works as Engineering Manager for Sky Betting & Gaming, managing and leading Software Engineering squads in a variety of cutting edge technology stacks as well as influencing the Bet tribe-wide strategy. She is an Engineer as well as a Manager and with 17 years' experience of building systems under her belt, she believes in Tech's positive impact on people's lives and our futures. She has been featured and interviewed on BBC Radio 4 The Today Programme, BBC Look North, BBC Breakfast and BBC World News on the subject of Biohacking.
Originally from Switzerland and Southeast Asia, Tanja is a big advocate for the North of England and the opportunities and talent to be found in the region. As a mixed-race woman Tanja is passionate about addressing the lack of women and ethnic minorities in Tech and Leadership roles. She is a frequent public speaker and supports grassroots programmes, such as Code First: Girls. She has also been presented the Team Leader Award at the 2018 national FDM everywoman in Technology Awards in London and has been added to the Northern Power Women Future List 2018.