Vidya Laxman

Director - Technology, Tesco

Vidya is an execution-driven senior management professional with more than 18 years’ experience, spanning both the US and India. Time at companies such as Thoughtworks and SunGard have allowed her to demonstrate her combination of entrepreneurial and commercial acumen in both products and services.

Since joining the team at Tesco in 2014, Vidya has taken on a breadth of functional responsibilities with hands on experience in strategic/go-to-market planning, business unit and team development, financial planning, project and product management, and engineering strategies. She has built and runs high performing, cross-functional, culturally diverse teams spread over 3 continents, playing a key role in ensuring that Tesco’s technology solutions remain ahead of the curve.Vidya is also passionate about diversity and inclusivity and is/has been a core committee member for industry bodies including NASSCOM, CII & Grace Hopper (Anita Borg Institute). She is also very active within the startup community, playing the role of a mentor/coach. She is part of the technology leadership team and also on the board of Tesco Bengaluru.