As the principal and founder of Heuristic Solutions, Christopher Butcher brings a unique background and set of qualifications to the company and its clients. His technical acumen combined with his counseling experience allow him to solve IT problems using a human approach to business challenges. He serves several organizations as a “virtual CIO” to improve the effectiveness and alignment of information technology with organizations. He is a regular speaker at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology conference, and writes a blog on information technology governance called the CIO Code.
Christopher has managed and consulted for over 50 successful web-based projects supporting eLearning, online sales, and knowledge management. These projects have saved customers millions of dollars and thousands of hours of aggravation by applying the right technology to a problem. He is also responsible for hiring, training and managing Heuristics’ technical team.
Prior to founding Heuristics, Christopher helped training organizations repurpose content for on-line learning, applying (then) cutting-edge technology to optimize trainees’ learning experience and track progress. His earliest IT success occurred at age 14 when he programmed his first BASIC application on an ATARI 800 personal computer.
Christopher also serves as an on-call chaplain at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center. He is also a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and ExecutiveBiz. In addition, he has taught Web Development at George Mason University’s Train to Technology program.
Christopher holds a B.A. in Religion with a South East Asian concentration from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. As the child of a Foreign Service officer, he has lived in six countries. He currently lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife, two daughters and son.