Christopher Martin is the Director of Engineering and R+D at Robert Bosch LLC, responsible for leading research and development at the Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Pittsburgh, PA. Chris and his team continuously scout for new opportunities across business sectors relevant for Bosch, and work with best-in-class partners such as universities and US National Laboratories to create innovations that drive top-line corporate growth. In this role he helps to guide Bosch strategy through early identification and shaping of technology and market forces in the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with a special focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.
Chris holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Upon graduation in 2001, he joined the organization that established Bosch’s presence in advanced research and development in the United States in both Pittsburgh, PA and Silicon Valley. As a result, Chris has 17+ years of experience in leveraging corporate and academic research to successful effect in identifying, creating, and transferring innovative products and services. Over the last decade, he has been responsible for global research teams across the US, Europe, and India, having successfully completed multiple international assignments in diverse leadership roles within the Bosch Group.
Originally born in Buffalo, NY, Chris returned to the US in 2013 after spending five years in Stuttgart, Germany, and now resides in the Point Breeze neighborhood with his wife (and native Pittsburgher) Marie. He is active in supporting the development of Pittsburgh’s burgeoning entrepreneurial scene, serving as an advisor to both startups at AlphaLab as well as students at CMU growing their own early stage companies. Chris has published a wide variety of technical papers, holds multiple patents, and continues to act as an Expert in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the European Commission.