About me

Head of Customer Insight at BrightStarr

Martyn helps companies large and small communicate, collaborate, share knowledge and raise their productivity by using digital workplaces, intranets and portals.

Martyn is a management consultant, and he also regularly writes about design, technology and innovation for a number of publications including the IndependentspikedDesign Week, the Big Issue and CMSwire. He was a contributor to The Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated, co-authored Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation, and convened its Big Potatoes: Manifesto for Design group.

He has spoken at debates across Europe and in America including at the Cheltenham Science Festival, Battle of Ideas festival, Design Exchange at the London Design Festival, Anglo Israeli Association in Jerusalem, Zurich Salon, Dublin Salon, Hellenic American Union in Athens, London College of Fashion, and at the private members club Home House.

He has appeared on R4’s PM radio news programme debating whether blue-skies thinking is a management fad with FT’s Lucy Kellaway, and more recently debated whether artificially intelligent machines will take over humanity on SkyNews’ lunchtime #SkyDebate. Thankfully, he said they are still lightyear’s away from being as smart as us!