|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||As one of several "founding father"s of Tesco.com, Nick Lansley built web and downloadable applications to enable wine and grocery home shopping on slow modem internet connections.
The first web application built 1996 for grocery and was opened by Tesco's Tim Mason and Bill Gates from Microsoft.
Nick then managed grocery web development through to 2000, then took on his research role to help to deliver a service better for customers - work that continues apace to this day!
In May 2010 magazine Wired UK voted Nick #35 in the "The Wired 100" - Britain's top digital power-brokers.
Nick was recently appointed as an inaugural member of the UK's Mobile Commerce Joint Industry Committee (MCJIC), an industry initiative established to ensure that businesses are prepared for the opportunities and challenges that accompany the explosive growth in mobile commerce.
Follow this blog on Twitter: @techfortesco
Nick's own twitter feed (occasionally NSFW!): @nicklansley
|Interests||Video film-making, Amateur radio (callsign G1KZI), Mountain biking / cycling, XBOX Live (gamertag: satellite), Member: National Secular Society, Member: Gay Humanist Association, Member; Radio Society of Great Britain|
|Favorite Movies||Dark City, The Matrix, (Lots of others as my taste dictates!)|
|Favorite Music||From classical to funky dance music London style!|
|Favorite Books||'Being Digital' by Nicholas Negroponte, 'Hots Spots' (why some companies buzz with energy and innovation and others don't) by Lynda Gratton|
You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?
The conversation will be finished when I finish it!