“As the IT landscape continues to evolve, I believe the cloud of the future will be open source.”
Martin Fink is HP CTO, Director of HP Labs and General Manager of HP’s Network Function Virtualization (NFV) group.
Fink’s research team at HP Labs, the company’s exploratory and advanced research group, is responsible for anticipating IT trends to address the complex issues that will face our customers and society over the next decades. Working closely with HP’s strategy teams and the business group research and development teams, Fink is focused on commercializing the company’s intellectual property to drive and accelerate the innovation agenda for the company.
As leader of HP’s NFV group, Fink is leveraging HP’s cloud portfolio to help the telecommunications industry accelerate innovation through the virtualization of telecommunications core networks and network functions.
During his career at HP, Fink has worked in a wide range of roles. Most recently, Fink drove the strategy and execution of HP’s Cloud business, launching the HP Helion portfolio of products and services, designed to help the industry transition to cloud-based provider and consumption models. 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, Colorado 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.