Martyn Farrows

Head of Digital Strategy, CJ Fallon

Martyn has worked for over 20 years in education and learning technologies. He is currently Head of Digital Strategy for Ireland’s leading education publisher, CJ Fallon. Martyn also sits on the board of SoapBox Labs, a Dublin-based technology start-up developing speech technology for children. Martyn has been a member of the Government’s Data Forum since its inception.

Prior to these roles, for four years Martyn was Director of the Learnovate Centre, a strategic investment by the Irish government to establish Ireland as a global centre of excellence in learning innovation. As a specialist in learning technologies, Martyn has been engaged as an expert consultant to government agencies and departments on the use and deployment of technology to support learning.

Martyn has a Ph.D and Master of Arts in European Integration and in the early part of his career worked for a number of EU bodies and agencies in Brussels and Luxembourg, including the European Commission, European Parliament and Committee of the Regions. He has lectured widely on EU policy-making and politics and is an experienced public speaker on the implications of technology on teaching and learning, with a particular interest in data, privacy and assessment.