Dr Vallabh Sambamurthy


Dr Vallabh Sambamurthy (Michigan State University) is the Eli Broad Professor and Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement.  He was the Chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems between 2012-17. He has previously served at the business schools at The University of Maryland and The Florida State University. He was associated with the successful launch of the top-10 MS program in Business Analytics at the Broad College.  He is a leading global expert on how firms compete in the digital economy.

He has also been awarded the John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Teacher Scholar Award by the Broad College and the Excellence in Research awards by the Accounting and Information Systems Department. Recently, he received the William Beal Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest honor accorded by Michigan State University in 2014.

Dr Sambamurthy teaches courses related to the digital business strategies and innovation in the Full Time MBA program. He has been actively involved in executive education on current topics such as the shaping of digital business transformations, strategic alignment of IT, and the management of IT innovation in firms. He has worked as a researcher or a consultant with several Fortune 500 firms including AstraZenneca, 3M, General Dynamics, Owens Corning, Intel, Bell Atlantic, Freddie Mac, and BellSouth.

His recently co-authored book, titled, Guiding the Digital Business Transformations: An Executive Agenda, provides actionable frameworks for achieving competitive advantage from information technologies. He is actively engaged with business executives and academics in China, Taiwan, Singapore, India, and Hong Kong in research, teaching, consulting, and executive education activities.