John R. Blevins (J.B.) (’11) is an adjunct assistant professor who teaches strategic management for technology-based businesses. He specializes in emerging technologies that are disrupting traditional business models, including cloud computing, big data, social media, analytics, mobility and technology convergence. With his extensive industry experience, Blevins brings together high-technology sectors, such as aerospace, biotechnology, computer engineering, information technology, software/hardware and telecommunications, with the resources of UCLA Anderson, its students and faculty.
“Technology advances are creating new business opportunities and disrupting existing business models, enabling economic growth potential we’ve never seen before,” says Blevins. “Today’s management leadership must be willing to embrace the rapid pace of change and drive faster innovation. Through an incredible combination of research and adjunct professors, we offer a variety of courses, seminars, workshops, executive programs and industry engagement events that prepare our students for the challenges they face.”
Blevins’ work experience includes roles at Deloitte Consulting, Microsoft, Oracle and Shell Oil, where he held a variety of technology and management positions based in Houston, Dallas, New York, Miami, London and Los Angeles. He provides consulting services to the technology, telecommunications, media/entertainment, financial services, energy, CPG, health care, manufacturing and automotive industries and the public sector. He has expertise in strategy development, business-technology alignment, framework creation, venture capital investment decisions and new business model creation. Blevins speaks at academic and industry events covering technology-driven market changes, technology management leadership and other topics.
Blevins is the founder of Navigation Pointe, which provides advisory services and venture capital funding to the emerging technologies industry. He has a B.S. in civil engineering with heavy concentration in speech communications from the University of Alabama, as well as an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Cloud & Big Data Technology Management (MGMT 275)
Management of Technology & Innovation (MGMT 484 A & B)
Management Practicum (MGMT471 A & B )
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1989, University of Alabama
MBA, 2011, UCLA Anderson School of Management