I am the founder and CEO of Conferize, a platform helping the trillion dollar global conference industry by making conferences more social, transparent and relevant.
Conferize is by Forbes considered to be the best networking platform for professional events, selected above Twitter and LinkedIn. What do you think? You can follow my talks, events and content on Conferize.
I'm also also Co-Founder of Issuu, a Time.com Best Website. Issuu, a 'YouTube for publishing', is now in the US top-100, serving 70+ m users and almost 8 bn pages every month.
I'm also a 2011 member of BNY Talent-100, and hold an MA in Culture & Communications. In 2006 I gave up an international PhD fellowship for the love of entrepreneurship and (almost) never looked back. Generally I operate within culture & technology, innovation & design.
I also co-founded the band Epic Typo that opened for Einstürzende Neubauten at Casa da Musica.
On very rare occasions I also act as an angel investor with notable investments in Conferize and Infobitt (Wikipedia-cofounder Larry Sanger's first for-profit startup).
"Martin's value to enterprise is considerable - his skills as communicator and visionary have a fluidity, malleability and elasticity which are a dream to have when faced with the ever-changing context that is business today. He is the enterprise equivalent of a star football player in the ascendant; disarmingly, he also has rare qualities of geniality and modesty which one does not normally associate with virtuosity of this order."