Mr. David Tang, also known as Dave, leads the ongoing transformation of the Western Digital brand, as Western Digital redefines its brand identity and role in the industry from a leading storage device supplier to a thought leader and enabler of data-centric innovation. He serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy and General Manager of Elastic Platforms Storage Group of HGST, Inc. Mr. Tang served as Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy and General Manager of Cold Storage Solutions Group at HGST, Inc. He drove the long-term strategy for HGST, including its investments in emerging technologies and evolving corporate capabilities. He was responsible for leading the engineering and marketing efforts to develop cold storage systems and solutions. His undergraduate studies were in Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Delaware. Mr. Tang is a graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Institute program for high tech business management.