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"I am grateful for the support from the company, offering me a good balance in life"

While keeping busy in her role as Solutions Architect and working on a current IT project about Knowledge Graph in Sweden, Tanuja Gupta found herself being called home to India on family matters.

Fortunately for her, Scania offers opportunities across borders, giving her the possibility to relocate back to India. After working for over eight years in Sweden as a consultant and now as a Scania employee, Tanuja has undertaken various roles in different groups – as a Java Developer, Full Stack Developer and currently a Solutions Architect.

Family matters

Recently arriving in her homeland, she resumes what she left off and at the opportune moment, transfers her Knowledge Graph skills to the local office where it is needed. She is grateful for the support from the company, offering her a good balance in life, from a career perspective and a family perspective. Tanuja feels “Scania values the tradition that we care for our family and when we have to move back home to take care of our elderly.”


In recent years, she has been developing skills in Knowledge Graph, and is captivated but the power of the technology, a project she has immersed herself in. Knowledge Graph puts data in context by linking the semantic metadata and illustrates the relationship and connection between data points and creates new knowledge. “It’s the future of cutting-edge technology that we are driving towards – with knowledge about everything. You can model everything and anything with Knowledge Graph. The best part is, it’s now not just machine-readable but machine- understandable too,” informs Tanuja enthusiastically.

Understanding technology

Tanuja sees the benefits of the technology and how it can help speed up work, as much as ten times! With Knowledge Graph, accuracy increases and fewer resources are needed to achieve the objectives. Ultimately, costs can be reduced. Managing the work becomes simpler as it offers end-to-end traceability and there is no need to spend time to figure out things with people.


One of the few use cases of Knowledge Graphs at Scania could be to support the truck construction design systems where it could help to validate the combination of parts that rely on multiple rules sitting in various systems. Or help quickly verify and determine potential supply chain risks due to internal or external situations. “It’s a technology that takes a bit of time to understand because it breaks the traditional rules of software development. But the moment you get it, you start liking it because you then see the full potential and power of this technology,” says the inspired Solutions Architect. 

Transferring knowledge

In Mumbai, Tanuja is sharing with the local team about the Scania culture and the technology she has learned, giving them the ground-up knowledge needed to start up Knowledge Graph.


Tanuja feels grateful to work in an organisation that is very supportive of her work-life balance. “Scania supported me in the relocation, from the management to everybody in the team, and they made sure the transition is smooth for me,” says Tanuja gratefully.

Working in a global environment with a team sitting in different locations and from diverse cultures makes work interesting. Everyone can express their opinion, making daily work stimulating and engaging.