Dr. Karam has been a consultant for IML since 2007. He has implemented several large-scale ICT projects in the public and the private sector in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and Nigeria. In 2009, he established Ma3bar (http://ma3bar.org), to promote and support the use and development of FOSS. Currently, he is coordinating the establishment of Tasharok (http://tasharok.net) aiming at monitoring and connecting research and development efforts on FOSS in the Arab world. On the academic side, Dr. Karam has taught university computing courses at the University of Balamand since 1993, and has published a number of articles in international journals and conferences.