Founder, Urban Teacher
Mark Martin MBE, known as @Urban_Teacher, is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Education Practice. With an expertise spanning AI and data science, he has been at the forefront of championing EdTech and computer science education, delivering digital skills for the last two decades. His deep knowledge has made him an influential voice in the UK tech scene, serving as an advisor to the government, big tech companies, institutions, and charities. He fervently champions home-grown talent, digital skills, and education equity. As a testament to his dedication and impact on the UK, he co-founded UKBlackTech in 2017, now one of the UK's leading tech communities that champions innovation and digital transformation. Mark's contributions to education, technology, and diversity in UK technology were recognised in 2019 when he was honoured with an MBE. In May 2022, he was listed among the top 50 most influential people in UK IT by Computer Weekly.
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