Marko Turpeinen is the Director of the Silicon Valley Hub of EIT Digital. He is also a Principal Scientist and the leader of the Digital Content Communities research group at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), a joint research institute of Aalto University and University of Helsinki. He was also a Professor in Media Technology at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm in 2006-2012. He has extensive industrial experience from the media industry, as between 1996 and 2005 he worked in various executive positions at Alma Media Corporation, a Finnish media company.
Turpeinen has a Doctor of Technology Degree in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology (TKK, now Aalto University) and a Master of Science Degree in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).