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Irishman Martin Curley appointed as a Vice President of Intel

Intel has announced the promotion of Martin Curley, Director, Intel Labs Europe and Senior Principal Engineer, to Vice President of Intel Corporation. The promotion recognises outstanding performance.

This brings to four the number of Irish people who hold Vice President positions in the company. Eamonn Sinnott, General Manger of Intel Ireland; and Ann Kelleher, Co-General Manager, Fab/Sort Manufacturing, who is based in New Mexico; are both Vice Presidents of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group. Rory McInerney, based at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, is Vice President of Intel’s Architecture Group.

As Director of Intel Labs Europe, Martin is responsible for the company’s network of more than 25 research labs, development centers and open innovation collaborations spanning the European region. He also serves as a Senior Principal Engineer of the Intel Labs Europe network, which is charged with a mission of helping to advance both Intel research and Europe’s ability to compete in the global society.

Martin leads Intel’s research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem.

He is also a co-director of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) which is located at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. IVI an industry-academic open innovation consortium that strives to promote structural change in the way companies and governments achieve value through information technology.

Martin Curley’s background

Before assuming his current position in 2009, Martin was Global Director of IT Innovation at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career he held a number of senior IT management and automation 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.

Martin is the author / co-author of three books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship and has published more than 20 papers in the area of IT, entrepreneurship and innovation management. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society, the Irish Computer Society, and the Irish Academy of Engineering. He currently chairs the European Union Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group, an industry-led group advising on strategic priorities for open and service innovation.

Martin is a native of Dublin and 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.

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