Prof Martin Curley

Chief Information Officer and Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Ireland, Health Service Executive

Martin Curley is Chief Information Officer of the Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and CEO of eHealth Ireland enabling the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service. Most recently was Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard. 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.  Prior to this 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. He also worked in research and management positions at GE in Ireland and Philips in the Netherlands. Martin is also Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute


Martin 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. 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.  Curley is the author of numerous 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. He was previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research is currently a visiting research fellow at the CERN Open Lab in Geneva. He was the inaugural winner of the Engineers Ireland Innovation engineer of the year and was jointly awarded European Chief Technology Officer of the year for 2015-2016.

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