Mr. K.A. (Kim) Taipale is the founder and executive director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy, a private, non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, science and technology, and global and national security policy. Mr. Taipale is also a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute where he serves as director of the Global Information Society Project and the Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age (PLENSIA). He is also an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School where he teaches Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism, and Digital Law Enforcement.
Additionally, Mr. Taipale serves on the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age; the Science and Engineering for National Security Advisory Board of The Heritage Foundation; the LexisNexis Information Policy Forum; and the Steering Committee of the American Law Institute’s digital information privacy project.
Mr. Taipale is also a partner of Stilwell Holding LLC, a private investment firm specializing in the technology, media, communications, and engineered products industries and serves on the advisory board of Parkview Ventures, a technology focused merchant bank.
Mr. Taipale was previously the director of new media development for Columbia Innovation Enterprise at Columbia University where he was earlier the associate director and a senior fellow at the Institute for Learning Technologies where he also taught graduate courses in communications.