COO & Deputy CEO, Worldline UK&I, also on twitter as @the_digital_COO. Rob has led the integration of a Digital mindset in the operational running of the UK payments business, bringing a love of emerging technologies together with transforming the ways in which we work. In previous roles as CDO for Atos in the UK, and Consulting Partner, he led Digital Transformation in international organisations whilst also publishing a series of blogs and papers on lessons from that work. In 2014-15, he helped the MCA with their Year of Digital, defining “What is Digital?”. In 2016, he was listed in the top 50 Digital Transformation influencers in the world by Onalytica. In 2018 he published a paper on Digital Society, and launched Corporate Digital Responsibility, helping organisations understand there was a wider responsibility they had in engaging all parts of society.
Over the past five years, Rob has recruited 70 apprentices into the UK business, putting in place ongoing development programmes to accelerate their progress in the business. Last year, he launched the first apprenticeship also focused on legacy technologies such as COBOL, recognising that there are still many legacy systems not yet phased out or replaced, and a wave of retirements due to happen imminently. He has also launched the first leadership apprenticeship, focused on existing employees at a turning point in their career, which he has delivered with Raise the Bar.