Martin Sadler is Vice President and Director of HP Labs’ Security and Cloud Lab. The Lab focuses on technologies: to secure next generation infrastructures, to provide assurances that data has not been compromised as those infrastructures come under severe attack, to self heal when attacks are successful, and to manage data and compute resources at scale across complex physical, administrative and geographic boundaries.
Martin, whose first degree was in pure mathematics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, lectured in theoretical computing science and advanced software engineering at Imperial College, London, before joining HP Labs in 1989 to lead the research project that resulted in the company’s first workflow product. He subsequently managed projects in the area of telephony call control before leading early work on e-business and security.
In the mid 90s he was a member of Oftel’s Numbering Advisory Group that oversaw the last telephony numbering plan change in the UK. He was a member of the advisory board for the UK’s Foresight project on Cyber Trust and Crime Prevention outlining the strategic need for investment in cybersecurity, and has been involved with government initiatives on cybersecurity ever since.
In 2004 and 2005 he served as a co-chair for Techcon – HP’s internal technical conference celebrating the best in innovation across the company.
Martin is a member of the advisory board for the UK’s ICT Knowledge Transfer Network Programme Steering Board, a member of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Strategic Advisory Network, holds an Honorary D.Sc. from The University of Bath and regularly speaks on security at international conferences.