“As the IT landscape continues to evolve, I believe the cloud of the future will be open source.”
Martin Fink is EVP, CTO and Director of HP Labs. As the company’s exploratory and advanced research group, HP Labs is responsible for anticipating IT trends to address the complex issues that will face our customers and society over the next decades.
Fink’s research team spans a wide range of technical disciplines and touches all aspects of HP's businesses. Working closely with HP’s strategy teams and the business group research and development teams, HP Labs is focused on commercializing the company’s intellectual property to drive and accelerate the innovation agenda for the company.
Fink is also EVP and GM of HP Cloud, where he is responsible for leading the HP Cloud business and closely aligning with HP Labs to drive greater insights and innovations for the future.
Over his career at HP, Fink worked in a wide range of roles from customer support to consulting to leading the company’s Linux efforts. Most recently, Fink was senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Business Critical Systems and Converged Application Systems.
Prior to that, as head of the NonStop Enterprise Division, Fink was responsible for the development, delivery, and marketing of the HP Integrity NonStop family of servers, database, and middleware software and solutions. He oversaw the Atalla Security Products line of network security processors for banking, Internet, and enterprise applications. Finally, he led the overall open source and Linux strategy across HP, helping the company gain external market leadership in Linux.
Fink joined HP in 1985 and spent his first 10 years in field operations in Canada, holding a variety of positions in hardware and software support, consulting, and telecom sales. In 1995, he moved to HP’s Ft. Collins, Colo., site where he held a number of research and development leadership positions.
Fink has an MBA from Colorado State University, graduating 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.