Biography – Martin De Saulles

I teach and carry out research in the areas of innovation, digital business models, the Internet of Things and technology policy. Prior to working at the University of Brighton, I worked in the technology consulting sector and completed my PhD at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. I am currently carrying out research into the business models of high-growth, data-driven companies.

I am always interested in talking to companies and policy makers in the areas of innovation policy, particularly with respect to how data can be used to drive innovation. Please feel free to drop me an email if you would like to discuss any of the above.

Read my column, The Business of Data, on

Here are my latest articles for The Conversation.

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Academic Positions

  • Present2003

    Principal Lecturer

    University of Brighton

  • 20112009

    Head of Division, Information Management

    University of Brighton

  • 19981997

    Marie Curie Research Fellow

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel


  • PhD 2000

    PhD Innovation Studies

    University of Sussex

  • MSc 1993

    MSc Science & Technology Policy

    University of Sussex

  • BA (Hons) 1992

    BA (Hons) Information Studies

    University of Brighton

Other Positions

  • 20032002

    Data Market Development Manager

    Royal Mail, London

  • 20022000

    Managing Director

    Researcha, London

  • 20001998

    Senior Analyst

    Analysys, London

  • 19981993

    Research Manager

    Mercer Management Consulting, London

  • 19881986

    Media Planner & Buyer

    J Walter Thompson, London