“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 Cloud business unit.
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 the Cloud business, Fink is driving the execution of HP’s cloud strategy, helping the industry transition to cloud-based provider and consumption models. In addition, Fink leads HP’s Network Functions Virtualization group, which leverages HP’s cloud portfolio to build complex IT applications in the telecommunications and service provider industries.
During his career at HP, Fink has worked in a wide range of roles. 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.