Martin Fink serves as Chief Technology Officer of Western Digital Corp., where he leads Western Digital’s technology innovation agenda. Prior to joining Western Digital, Martin Fink serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs, the company’s exploratory and advanced research group until October 2016. Working closely with the company’s strategy and research and development teams, Martin was responsible for leading technology strategy and commercializing the company’s intellectual property to accelerate innovation across Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He held the same role at HP, prior to the company’s separation into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.
Martin joined HP in 1985 and has held a wide range of leadership roles throughout his tenure. He drove the strategy and execution of HP’s Cloud business, launching the HP Helion portfolio of cloud products and services. Martin also led the open source and Linux strategy across the company, helping the company gain external market leadership.
Martin has an MBA from Colorado State University, where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma, and is listed as co-inventor on two patents related to online e-commerce. He is also the author of “The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source", published by Prentice Hall. He graduated in electronics engineering from Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada.