An Information Technology generalist, with a broad knowledge of the IT industry, a keen business understanding and an open mind. Karim has earned his marks in various technical domains and held an assorted set of key roles. He is able to translate complex technical issues to understandable business terms. Understanding what IT can, or cannot, do for a business to achieve the right fit for each environment comes naturally. Despite having a deep technical insight, he will be able to provide technology/vendor agnostic designs that are cost effective solutions in regards to the requirements. Having spend half of his career on the customer side, and half of his career on the consultancy/vendor side, he is able to position himself in the viewpoint of all parties involved. Having started his career within the OpenSource space, he now finds himself within the new Microsoft as (the CEO) Satya has it envisioned. His focus is always to create business outcome in a sustainable & scalable manner! The link with cloud can be made very easily. This as it provides organizations with the ability to focus on their creating value in their digital transformation journey whilst leveraging a "no cure, no pay" model.