Martin is Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and Senior Vice President and Group Head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard. Martin is based in Dublin and brings Digital thought and practice leadership to help Mastercard and Mastercard Advisors clients win with Digital. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he help grow across the European region. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel’s research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. Previously Curley was Global Director of IT Innovation and Director of IT Strategy and Technology at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. Before joining Intel in 1992, he held management and research positions at General Electric in Ireland and at Philips Electronics in the Netherlands.
Curley is the author of five books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society and, the Irish Computer Society. Martin is co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute at Maynooth University, a unique industry-academia collaboration driving research and development of advanced IT and Digital maturity frameworks.
Martin is the chair of the EU Open Innovation and Strategy Policy group which is driving the further development and adoption of the Open Innovation 2.0 paradigm in Europe. He is a member of various advisory boards including the EU CAF and the Smart London Board.
Curley has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He was previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research and was jointly awarded European Chief Technology Officer of the year for 2015-2016.