Mr. Kivimäki is a researcher and instructor focusing on open-source intelligence (OSINT) and social media. Kivimäki is a visiting lecturer on OSINT at the University of Jyväskylä and is serving as a Senior Analyst for the Finnish government.
Previously, Mr. Kivimäki has published analyses and taken part in geospatial investigations related to the Ukraine conflict with the award-winning Bellingcat group. Prior to working for the government, he worked fourteen years at Nokia and Microsoft in product development roles, involving real-time communications and cybersecurity.
Mr. Kivimäki holds an M.Eng. in Industrial Management from Metropolia University and a B.Eng. in Communications Technology from EVTEK University of Applied Sciences. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at Finnish National Defense University on social media intelligence.