Martyn is the COO of SoapBox Labs (www.soapboxlabs.com). SoapBox Labs are the global leader in speech technology for children – powering safe, age appropriate and immersive play & learning experiences using voice.
SoapBox Labs license their best-in-class platform to partners across the education, language learning, toys, games and home device industries and offer the highest levels of accuracy and engagement with children as young as 3. In the education market, SoapBox Labs has solutions to support all stages of literacy and language development, from pre-reading and letter sounds to decoding, reading fluency and comprehension
Martyn has a Ph.D in European politics and in the early part of his career worked in Brussels and Luxembourg for the European Commission and European Parliament. He is an experienced public speaker on the future use of technology/AI and children, with a particular interest in privacy and education.
Martyn has been a member of the Irish Government’s Data Forum since its inception in June 2015. Martyn was previously Director of the Learnovate Centre, a strategic investment by the Irish government to establish Ireland as a global centre of excellence in learning innovation. ”