Karin is a Senior Director of Product Management responsible for defining Western digital’s Embedded and Mobile Product Line. In her role, she works closely with engineering, firmware development, technology and customers to define a billion dollar product line. Karin leads a team of product managers, software developers and system experts who work to develop products that meet end system requirements. She spent 12 years at Blackberry establishing and growing a team that integrated memory and storage components into Blackberry’s custom OS. After completing her MBA, she moved to the Bay area and transitioned from Engineering to Product Management. Karin holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.