Martin Curley

  • Martin Curley is Senior Vice President at Mastercard and is group head for Global Digital Practice based in Dublin, Ireland. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs 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. 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 part-time Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and Industry director of the Innovation Value Institute consortium a unique industry-academic 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 paradigms 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 earned 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 awarded European CTO of the year for 2015-2016.

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