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Martin Soukup leads global R&D for the Connected Transport team at Irdeto. Martin’s special talent is being able to see the order in chaos. His current focus is bringing his experience in cybersecurity, IT/OT convergence, and compliance-compatible agility from telecoms and other industries to the connected mobility world. Martin has over 25 years of R&D experience, 16 in the cybersecurity space. He has led large teams in electronic design, embedded software, high performance networking, cloud, data analytics, and machine learning industries. He has led ethical hacking teams for almost 10 years and even wrote his first hack as a teen. He has also run startups and held leadership roles in Fortune 500 and medium-sized businesses around the world.
Martin holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool (Computer Security) and a Bachelor of Arts Psychology from Carleton University. He has also studied at the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Wharton School of Business. Martin has experience speaking about cybersecurity topics and technology trends at various industry events and forums, has numerous academic and trade publications, contributed to robots.txt, IETF, IEEE, ITU-T, Java, and W3C standards. He also has over 30 granted and pending patents.