Martin Butler is a Professor of Management Practice at Vlerick Business School in Belgium. With a background in Electronic Engineering, an MBA, and a PhD, he specializes in digital transformation, project management, and aligning digital investments with strategic intent. Throughout his career, Martin has worked as a software developer, business analyst, project and program manager, and IT consultant for various organizations such as Engen, JP Morgan, and KBC Bank.
After a successful 15-year career in the IT industry, Martin transitioned to academia and held leadership positions at Stellenbosch Business School, where he oversaw multiple postgraduate programs. He has taught at business schools in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and currently holds appointments as an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, a visiting Professor at the America University of Cairo and the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Martin's research interests revolve around business and IT alignment, digital resilience, cybersecurity, and project portfolio management. He has published numerous articles in accredited journals and conference proceedings, focusing on the application of technology in educational environments. Martin is also known for his media appearances and presentations at conferences related to technology.
Practicing what he teaches, Martin recently completed courses on organizational design for digital transformation and digital leadership at MIT and Vlerick, respectively. He serves as a consultant to the industry and holds non-executive director positions on company boards. At Vlerick, he has been appointed as the Online MBA program director and will also lead the Metaverse for Business program starting in 2024.