Martin Fink at Western Digital
Martin Fink is the former Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Western Digital and is now advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Fink advises on topics relating to data center architectures, general system-level architectures and on topics relating to the companies open source activities.
Fink joined Western Digital in January 2017 and served as Chief Technology Officer until October 2019. Previously, he served as CTO, EVP and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company, and as CTO and EVP of HP, Inc., overseeing HP Labs, the company’s advanced research center.
In his 30-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company, Fink worked in a wide range of roles serving as General Manager of HP Cloud and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Business Critical Systems and Converged Application Systems. Fink led the open source and Linux strategy efforts across the company, helping to gain external market leadership.
Fink received an MBA from Colorado State University, where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. He studied electronics engineering and graduated from Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada. Fink is listed as co-inventor on multiple patents and is the author of “The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source.”