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) from the USB and is studying towards a PhD, expected completion 2016.
Martin joined academia in 2007, after a 15 year career in the ICT industry. His career started as a software developer and has progressed from software development, to business analysis, project- and program management and ICT consulting. He has successfully led various project teams in South Africa and abroad in ICT and technology-intrinsic business projects during his career.
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 utilisation of ICT in education and strives for the innovative use technology in his own teaching. He serves in an advisory capacity on the effective use of ICT usage to many local schools.
Martin was the project leader and is the current programme manager for the USB’s Postgraduate Diploma (Business Management & Administration) that uses a pioneering virtual classroom concept to simultaneously reach students in the classroom, on the internet and on their mobile phones, a University of Stellenbosch first.
He frequently appears in the local media on matters technology related and published a monthly technology scan for the IFR. Martin has presented papers in his areas of interest at numerous conferences locally and abroad.