Nathaniel Borenstein

Nathaniel Borenstein brings the museum a deep knowledge of Internet standards, and of software architectures.

He is Chief Scientist of cloud-based email management company Mimecast, where he is responsible for driving the company’s product evolution and technological innovation.

Dr. Borenstein is the co-creator of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) standard and developer of the Andrew Mail System, the metamail software, and the ATOMICMAIL and Safe-Tcl programming languages. Prior to joining Mimecast, Dr. Borenstein worked as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, responsible for research and standards strategy for the Lotus brand, and as a faculty member at the University of Michigan and Carnegie-Mellon University.

He earlier founded two successful Internet cloud service start-ups; First Virtual Holdings, the first Internet payment system; and NetPOS, the first Internet-centric point-of-sale system. He is the author of two books, three patents, and numerous technical articles, a past President of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Global Communications and of Peace Action.

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