Vidya Laxman

Technology Director


Home2023 SpeakersVidya Laxman

Speaker Bio

Vidya Laxman has played 5 different roles at Tesco in 9 years. She is currently the Technology Director for channels and is responsible for retail and store platform globally across UK, Republic of Ireland and Central Europe.Vidya Laxman spearheads Tesco’s constant endeavour to stay ahead of the retail technology solutions curve and sponsors Women in Technology programme across Tesco Technology (India, UK, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. A Masters in Computer Science from Boston University set her on the path to becoming COO of Thoughtworks, before joining Tesco in 2014. She is on the advisory board of Tesco Innovation board and board of advisors for startups, Vidya is as passionate about diversity and inclusivity as she is about tech and is an integral part of Grace Hopper (Anita Borg Institute).

When she isn’t leading high performing, cross-functional, culturally diverse teams spread over 3 continents, Vidya is a hard lady to catch as she’s busy chasing her next PB (personal best timing). An avid marathoner, she’s run the New York and Berlin marathons among several others.

Speaker Sessions

Panel Discussion

Leadership For The New Era: Agility, AI And Beyond

60 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • AI/ML
  • Leadership
  • Carla Harding

    Technology Product Director


  • Vidya Laxman

    Technology Director


  • Babette Coke

    Technology Programme Director


  • Jane Mustoe

    Enabling Functions Technology - Technology Innovation Lab and Finance Change Director


In today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape, leadership must adapt to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new era. Join us in this insightful session as we delve into the core principles of effective leadership, enriched by agility and powered by artificial intelligence.

Discover how leading-edge organisations are harnessing AI to drive innovation, enhance decision-making, and foster collaboration. Explore strategies to develop agile leadership skills, enabling you to navigate complex, ever-changing environments with confidence.

Our expert speakers will share real-world examples, practical insights, and forward-thinking approaches that empower leaders to thrive in the dynamic world of technology. Whether you’re an established leader or an aspiring one, this session will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to excel in the tech-driven landscape of tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your leadership potential and shape the future of tech.

Secure your First Look ticket today - prices increase in...

Ascend Global Media is part of the Delinian Group, Delinian Limited, 4 Bouverie Street, London, EC4Y 8AX, Registered in England & Wales, Company number 00954730.