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John Butler

Principal & Senior Consultant
Co-Leader of Strategy & Scenario Planning Practice
Co-Leader of Smart Cities Practice
Austin, TX
Tel: 888-445-5486

Dr. John Butler is an award winning academic and entrepreneur having co-founded and/or co-architected IC2, MCC, Technology Commercialization Graduate Program at UT-Austin,  Glofish, and other initiatives.  Dr. Butler is currently the J.Marion West Chair in Constructive Capitalism, and Director of Jon Brumley Texas Ventures Labs at University of Texas at Austin. At CMG, Dr. Butler helps drive our Smart Cities Planning, Economic Development, Technology Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Development practices.

Dr. Butler also holds the Gale Chair in Entrepreneurship and Small Business in the Graduate School of Business (Department of Management). He is the Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and from 2002 to 2013 was Director of the IC² Institute, where he continues to serve as Research Fellow. His research is in the areas of organizational behavior and new venture development.

Expertise – Strategic Planning, Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management, Smart City Planning, Economic Development, Technology Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Development.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Cities Roadmap, Smart Cities Governance, and Go-To-Market Planning.

Professor Butler has served as a consultant for many firms, like State Farm Insurance Companies, and the U.S. military. He is also one of the distinguished professors who compose the Advisory Team of Governor George Bush’s 2000 Presidential Campaign. His books and monographs include Framework for Research on Leadership, Cohesion, and Values; Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black Americans: A Reconsideration of Race and Economics; All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way (with Charles C. Moskos – winner of the Washington Monthly Best Book Award); and Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurship: The Continuous Rebirth of American Communities (with George Kozmetsky, forthcoming).

Professor Butler received his undergraduate education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a decorated Vietnam Veteran.

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Smart Energy & Utilities Panel Video

Smart Cities Panel Video

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Smart Mobility Panel Video

Water & Smart Technologies Panel Video

Industrial IoT and Private Networks Panel Video

Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 Panel Video

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AI & Cloud Computing Panel Video

Industry & New Business Models Panel Video

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Why CMG?

CMG has built a library of over 500 use cases and 20 frameworks. Each framework delivers the answers to use cases, technologies, vendors, business models, business cases, policy models, and best practices.

CMG’s Team has planned for and successfully deployed and managed over $10 billion+ of technology solutions within 5,000+ projects in the last 20 years.

CMG offers advisory services per month, 1-day workshops for each framework, 2-day workshops for each framework, and customer-defined consulting projects (e.g. virtual CEO, COO, CMO, CTO, Chief Strategy Officer, PMO, Vendor Management Office, and more).

The CMG advantage is world-class advise by former senior executives with 25 years plus of successful experience for 50% less than the Big Old Brands. CMG is Cheaper, Faster and Better!!!

CMG team has developed smart grid roadmaps for multiple utilities in the US, EU, Middle East and South America.

CMG team has developed multiple smart city roadmaps for several fast growing cities across the US and Brazil.

CMG has developed a large number of Go-To-Market and Commercialization Plans for Fortune 1000, medium and small companies.

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