About Me

profilepic_karim-150x150Musings from the Digital Edge

I’m an Internet pioneer, a survivor of the Dot.Com era boom and bust.  I’m an entrepreneur with a simple vision: to make the Internet accessible to everyone.

And I mean everyone.  Not just the two billion of us on the privileged side of the digital divide, but the other five billion of us who don’t have access to the Internet due to economic (infrastructure, affordability), political (dictatorships, suppression of freedom of speech and communication) and geographical (remote locations, conflict regions) factors.

The winds of today bring the changes of tomorrow.

Academic History

I’m addicted to life-long learning.  Education is exercise for the mind.

  • Professional Designation, PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • Professional Deingation, CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Telfer School of Business at the University of Ottawa
  • Masters of e-Business Technologies (MEBT), University of Ottawa
  • Undergrad pursuit: Computer Science
  • Diploma in Project Management, Algonquin College
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Algonquin College
  • Certificate Program, Professional Writing, Algonquin College
  • Certificate Program, Creative Writing, Algonquin College
  • Certificate Program, Basic Electronics, Algonquin College
  • Certificate Program, Sommelier, Algonquin College
  • Award, MBA Most Competitive, University of Ottawa
  • Award (won twice), Steve Stafford Memorial for Academic Excellence, Algonquin College
  • Distinguished, Member of International Case Analysis Team, MBA / University of Ottawa


Corporate History

Entrepreneurship isn’t a job.  It’s a way of life, a way of living with passion.

  • A founder of Fuseworks Incorporated
  • A founder of NetPCS Networks
  • A founder of TrueContext Corporation
  • CTO NotVirtual Networks / later Waterfall Networks
  • Professional Services Specialist at Atreus Systems / later Sonus Networks
  • Instructor, National Centre for Computer Studies / later Praxis
  • Consultant, Gamzia Corporation



Knowledge must be shared; there are always those who will carry it further.

  • List of publications to be added






Picture and photo credits for non-original content goes to Arthur Shlain, Jamison Weiser, Julien Deveaux, Ema Dimitrova. Dasha Shevyrenkova, Fernando Vasconcelos and Eugen Belyakoff.

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