Tanu Chellam
Entrepreneurial Product Leader and Speaker




This is my story

A Little About Me

Technology leader with experience managing both people and products, with a customer-first design philosophy and technical background.

In 2012, a friend and I were crossing the road, when a truck crashed into us.

It changed my life forever.

So every day, I wake up wanting to make a difference. To me, meaning comes from giving back to society in a sustainable way while being able to provide for myself and my family. Technology is a tool, and a means for impacting change, and I believe in utilizing it to solve our challenges.




Professional Life

Now UK-based, I am seeking a role where I can continue to manage and coach product managers in a fast-paced company. I am currently advising for the Harvard Business Review from London, and have recently co-founded a startup that is focused on improving training software.


Prior to this, I have held managerial and leadership roles in the US and Singapore, where I have worked across corporate roles and started multiple prior companies. Most recently, at Autodesk, I headed the product team for Product Delivery, where I won the YWCA Tribute to Women award and the Autodesk CEO award in 2019 for exceptional leadership and promoting inclusive cross-functional collaboration across globally distributed teams.



Check out my portfolio and professional timeline for more information about my past work.

Portfolio

Here are examples of some of my public work.

Autodesk desktop app

Autodesk desktop app

Product Access and Delivery

Barracuda Reporting Server

Barracuda Reporting Server

Product Line: Reporting

Barracuda Essentials for Email Security

Barracuda Essentials for Email Security

Product Line: Email Security

MindMapper: A Side Project

MindMapper: A Side Project

Personal Project

Credit Suisse IT Initiatives

Operations IT: Transformation

DSO Tech Hub

Development Solutions Organization

Tech Hub Development

Timeline

A brief look at the more important contributions I have made in the recent past.

  • 2020 - Present

    Advisor

    Appointed to the HBR Advisory Council as a leader in product management, strategy and entrepreneurship to provide input towards business and market research.

  • 2020 - Present

    Head of Product and Co-Founder

    Working on a startup idea to improve cybersecurity training software while looking for full-time roles.

  • 2017 - 2020

    Senior Manager, Global Product Management

    Won two individual awards and one team award during my time at Autodesk, while heading the Product Delivery (PD) department’s product team to ease discoverability of Autodesk’s ecosystem of products then significantly reduce time to launch of software across all customer contexts.

  • 2011 - Present

    Head of Expansion and Co-Founder

    Founded a technology, marketing and business strategy 501(c)3 non-profit international development consultancy and grew it to 200 members by partnering with leading universities such as Stanford and driving new business through advocating for key clients in emerging countries.

  • 2014 - 2017

    Product Line Manager

    Ran product across content security, analytics and cloud microservices; boosting email security, recovering web security and creating a new reporting product to showcase insights.

  • 2013 - 2014

    Product and Business Strategy Manager

    Reduced inefficiencies within Operations IT globally by managing a team of three to spearhead digital transformation initiatives that both run and change the business.

  • 2005 - 2011

    Founder, Website Design Firm

    Pioneered building websites to meet a budding demand for Singaporean small businesses to have an online presence and simple e-commerce marketplaces in the early 2000s.

My Travels

I love traveling. Tracking where I've been is a hobby, and worth many stories:

Contact Me

Email me at: tanu@tanuchellam.com