Martin Butler is a Senior Lecturer at the Stellenbosch University Business School (USB) and a Research Associated at the Institute for Future Studies (IFR). He holds an Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria, an MBA (Cum Laude) and a PhD from USB.
Martin joined academia after a 13-year career in the IT industry. His career started as a software developer and business analyst, became a project- and program manager and spend the latter part of his industry career doing technology consulting work. He has successfully led various project teams in South Africa and abroad in IT and technology-intrinsic business projects.
Martin has an active interest in the related fields of information systems management, technology futures, project management and innovation management and lectures in these disciplines at the USB, IFR as well as in Europe and Asia.
Martin is passionate about the use of IT in education and strives for the innovative use of technology in his own teaching. At USB he pioneered a virtual classroom concept to simultaneously reach students in the classroom, on the internet and on their mobile phones, a University of Stellenbosch first. He also managed the USB's MBA programme during a period of intensive digitisation.
Martin frequently appears in the local media on matters technology-related and has presented papers in his areas of interest at numerous conferences locally and abroad.