Martin Sadler

VP and Lab Director Security and Cloud Lab, Bristol


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.


Professional activities

Martin is a member of the UK Government’s Information Economy Council, and the Independent Investment Board for the UK's Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative.


He has been awarded an Honorary D.Sc. from The University of Bath, an Honorary Fellowship from Royal Holloway, University of London, and was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list.