Martyn is the CEO of SoapBox Labs, the global leader in speech technology for children - powering safe, age appropriate and immersive play & learning experiences using voice. Martyn joined SoapBox Labs in 2017 as Chief Operations Officer to lead operations, business development, and strategic partnerships. His appointment to the CEO role in May 2021 came as the company made significant new investments in each of its two core offerings: SoapBox Educate and SoapBox Play. SoapBox Educate provides solutions to support all stages of literacy and language development. Martyn has more than 25 years’ experience, with a particular focus on learning technologies/AI for children. He is a specialist in data privacy and children and has been a member of the Irish Government’s Data Forum since its inception in June 2015. Martyn has a PhD in European Politics.