Rupinder Sandhu

From a young age (in my very first computer class learning how to use paint and word) right up to today I am truly fascinated with Technology and its advances, especially Artificial Intelligence.

Technology makes life so much easier for so many people in extraordinary ways. This has been the heart of my passion in this field.

I joined BAE Systems as a junior PMO in 2015 – now a Demand Planning and PMO Manager looking after £6M+ worth of pipeline opportunities. On my account I have managed a small team and conducted new business bid responses that have deployed 23 people across platform engineering and cyber. I have learnt that strategy and execution of win plans and pricing are vital. I take the lead on developing pricing models and review with senior stakeholders.

I was awarded an Academic Scholarship at Coventry University to study Business Information Technology. Additional qualifications include ITIL Foundation, APMG Project Planning and Control (Foundation and Practitioner). I’m currently studying the APM Project Management Qualification.

During university I organised an ambitious group trip to Guilin University of Electronic Technology in China to reduce anxiety felt by Chinese natives studying in the UK. This was an invaluable experience and gave me great exposure to how IT is trained in different environments and the expectations of Chinese IT businesses.

I passionately discuss equality and raise awareness to combat stereotypical boundaries inside and outside of work. I advocate Diversity and Inclusion by being an LGBT ally, running sessions discussing mental health and being STEM ambassador.

I’m driven to succeed and gained a great deal of knowledge and skills from 12+ years in IT, Retail and Finance. I am courteous, hardworking and reliable which has made me the ‘go-to’ person for my projects for people at all levels of the business.