Karim is Chief Technology Officer at Cato (formally Virtual Power Systems), where he drives the company’s innovative Software-Defined Power products that enable data centers to achieve savings and sustainability through automation and power orchestration playing at the intersection of hardware and software.
A technologist with a passion for bold and critical thinking, Karim is also a part-time faculty in Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Management program where he empowers students to take a futures-based approach to product development by augmenting traditional machine learning and software architecture with design thinking and futures studies.
Karim is a seasoned product executive with over 25 years of product management and software engineering experience at startups and publicly traded software companies. Prior to VPS, he was Senior Vice President of Product Development at SDL Language Technologies, a global leader in delivering language translation software solutions to Fortune 100 companies.
While he enjoys getting into the technical guts of scalable and reliable cloud software products, Karim is also equally enthusiastic about building high-performance teams by transforming people and process interactions.