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Professor Martyn Thomas, Director and Principal Consultant, Martyn Thomas Associates

Martyn Thomas is an independent consultant software engineer specialising in safety-related and other critical computer systems. He was awarded a CBE for services to software engineering in the 2007 New Year’s Honours, and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) in July that year. He currently represents IT on the Engineering Policy Committee of the RAEng.

Martyn founded the software engineering company, Praxis, in 1983 and sold it to Deloitte and Touche in 1992, becoming an international partner in Deloitte Consulting. He left Deloitte Consulting in 1997 to return to working for himself. He now specialises in the planning and assessment of large software intensive systems, software engineering, and engineering management. He acts as an expert witness where complex software engineering issues are involved.

Martyn works extensively with universities: he represents Informatics on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Board of City University; he is Visiting Professor in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and at the University of Bristol. He is a member of the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC) and he has served on the computing panels for two HEFCE Research Assessments. He has received honorary doctorates from City University, London and the universities of Edinburgh and Hull.
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