John Blevins

John Blevins

  • Visiting Lecturer

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Faculty Expertise

  • Technology Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Consulting
  • Innovation
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Global Business
  • Emerging Markets
  • Management Communication
  • Management
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

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Professor John Blevins
John Blevins (J.B.) is an Adjunct Professor teaching strategic management for technology-based businesses at Cornell Tech and UCLA Anderson. He specializes in emerging technologies that are disrupting traditional business models including cloud computing, big data, analytics, social media, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Additionally, he is the Faculty Director for Anderson’s Global Executive MBA Field Study program. Professor Blevins speaks at academic and industry events covering technology-driven market changes, technology management leadership and other topics. He provides expertise to the technology, telecommunications, media/entertainment, healthcare, financial services, energy, aerospace, public sector, manufacturing, and automotive industries. His 30-year work experience includes Deloitte Consulting, Microsoft, Oracle, and Shell Oil based in Houston, Dallas, New York, Miami, London, and Los Angeles where he held a variety of technology and management roles.

J.B. is the principal of Navigation Pointe, providing management consulting services in the areas of corporate strategy and organizational management for technology-based businesses. He guides traditional enterprises in their digital transformation, assists technology-oriented companies with monetization strategies, and advises venture capital/private equity firms in technology-related industry investments and patent protections.

Professor Blevins has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with heavy concentration in Speech Communications from the University of Alabama, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 6300 - Introduction to Digital Technology/Transitions
  • NBAY 6210 - Technology Management

Academic Degrees

  • MBA Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • BS University of Alabama, 1989