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Vidya Krishnan

Head of Competence & Capability Consulting
Vidya Krishnan

North America


Vidya Krishnan is the Head of Competence & Capability Consulting for Ericsson North America. She has responsibility and a deep passion for transforming how Ericsson creates capability for our customers and their workforces, as Ericsson enables new ways of learning for tomorrow.

With over 20+ years in the ICT industry, she fervently believes that learning is the intersection of execution, strategy, and engagement. She began her career in engineering operations with AT&T. She then worked at Nortel, building and launching wireless networks, before joining Ericsson in 2009, where she has held a variety of leadership positions in E2E Network Engineering, Integration, Design, Optimization, and Consulting. She holds a B.S. degree from Princeton University and an M.S. degree from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in how technology can uplift impoverished areas. Vidya serves on Ericsson North America’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, where she is responsible for directing the 2018 Ericsson-Girl Scouts Alliance. Outside of work, she coaches a kids creative service learning team along with her best friend as part of Destination Imagination. She is proud and privileged to lead a team dedicated to transforming how, where, and when effective learning takes place in the workforces of today and tomorrow.