Contact Robert Lambert


Prior to joining Cranfield, Rob worked in industry for many years with organisations such as Rank Xerox, Plessey and W H Smith. Whilst in industry Rob was responsible for the management and deployment of digital technology , particularly focussing upon improving the effectiveness of business processes and creating enhanced organisational value.

Current activities

Rob Lambert is currently Director of the Cranfield IT Leadership Programme and the Delivering Strategic Goals programme. He has also lectured extensively on both MBA and MSc programmes.

Rob is particularly interested in the role of digital technology in achieving corporate objectives and acts as a consultant to a number of multi-national organisations in the financial, pharmaceuticals and oil industries. Here he focuses, often at board level, on strategy development, digital transformation and programme governance.

Rob's research focuses on the digital competencies required to deliver effective business transformation as well as the changing role of the CIO.


  • Actavis Generics
  • CISCO Systems Inc
  • CLS Group
  • Deloitte
  • Dell EMC
  • GSK plc
  • Innovation Group
  • Merck KGaA
  • Schlumberger NV


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