About Blackfriars Communications

Founded in 2002, Blackfriars Communications helps organizations overcome the tyranny of too much information through consulting, executive training, and research. The Blackfriars name comes from the Blackfriars area of London, where the Dominican monks brought learning to London in the 13th century, and where Shakespeare's theatre company performed at the Blackfriars Theatre in the early 17th century.

The three principals of Blackfriars Communications bring over 25 years of experience in marketing, technology, and learning to helping their clients communicate better in the 21st century.

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Joe Butt has examined the convergence of media and Forrester Research and explored the relationship between user experience and system infrastructures as a senior analyst.
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Joseph L. Butt

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Carl has spent his career trying to predict how technology will change business and society. Prior to founding Blackfriars with Joe, Carl was named as one of the top 20 most influential U.S. industry analysts by Technology Marketing magazine based upon his work at Forrester Research.
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Carl D. Howe

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With global work experience, Mary expands Blackfriars' services with skills in international and domestic consulting, professional training, and design. Prior to launching Blackfriars' training services, Mary was employed by Hewitt Associates and by Accenture both in the U.S. and in Europe.
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Mary C. Timmons, Ph.D.