John Blevins

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“Technological change is affecting every business sector at an incredible pace. The Easton Center provides the leading-edge, forward-thinking management direction that students, industry leaders and governments must have to succeed.”
 

Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Transformation
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Organizational Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • Venture Capital

About

 

Biography

John R. Blevins (J.B.) ('11) is the faculty director for UCLA Anderson's Easton Technology Management Center and an adjunct 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. Business executives look to the Easton Center for leadership to adapt to this new environment and exploit these new opportunities. Through an incredible combination of research and adjunct professors, we offer a variety of courses, seminars, workshops, executive programs and industry engagement events that prepares 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.

Courses

Cloud & Big Data Technology Management (MGMT 275)
Management of Technology & Innovation (MGMT 484 A & B)
Management Practicum (MGMT471 A & B )

 

Education

B.S. Civil Engineering, 1989, University of Alabama

MBA, 2011, UCLA Anderson School of Management