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Dr Nathaniel Borenstein

Dr Nathaniel Borenstein is chief scientist for cloud-based email management company Mimecast

Dr Nathaniel Borenstein is chief scientist for cloud-based email management company Mimecast. Nathaniel is the co-creator of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) email standard and developer of the Andrew Mail System, metamail software and the Safe-Tcl programming language.

Previously, Nathaniel 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 also 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.

At Mimecast, he is responsible for driving the company’s product evolution and technological innovation. Nathaniel is a regular commentator on the technology industry and his views have been featured in press around the world.

Vint Cerf is Too Modest; Internet Access is a Human Right

In his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a-human-right.html?_r=1" target="_hplink">4 January op-ed piece</a>, Vint Cerf argued that internet access is not a human right. While I consider Vint a friend and have tremendous respect for his achievements, I think he's wrong in this case.
12/01/2012 15:03 GMT