Karim Hussein is currently SVP of Products and Engineering at WebMD, Inc, the leading US healthcare information provider. Karim has responsibility for directing product management, technology strategy and architecture across WebMD’s consumer and professional divisions. At WebMD, Karim has helped build the company from $80MM in revenue to over $500 MM, developed the user base to over 100 million unique users with over 2 Billion pageviews, built out a claims infrastructure that supports over 60% of all US Healthcare claims processing, and established the largest physician network in the US supporting over 80% of all US physicians. Karim was also instrumental in assessing WebMD’s technology acquisitions and successfully merged 5 technology acquisitions into WebMD’s core consumer and professional business.
Previously, Karim was co-founder and CTO of Riskclick, Inc., a software firm specializing in commercial insurance applications. Karim helped build the firm to over 60 employees and over $20 Million in revenue. In a short span of three years, Riskclick became the leading platform for large commercial insurance transactions and became the sole provider for the Dutch insurance market. At Riskclick, Karim had overall responsibility for directing technology strategy, product management and software development.
Karim previously worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton where he was a member of the Global e-Commerce team. He played a central role in developing the firm’s expertise in e-commerce, particularly in B2B markets. Karim also participated in the development of the UK government’s e-commerce strategy. He has also led consulting teams for several Global 500 clients that were responsible for developing several e-commerce initiatives from strategy, to proposition refinement, to partnership development, to delivery. Prior to Booz Allen & Hamilton, Karim led a graduate research group in distributed collaborative systems at MIT. He has also led several independent consulting engagements including client-server migration for Kajima Corporation, Tokyo, Japan and database integration for the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (USDOT), Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Hussein graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. He subsequently received a Doctor of Science Degree in the field of Information Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT. He is a member of the Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi honor societies and is an active member of the IEEE and ACM professional communities. Dr. Hussein has published over 40 research papers in international journals and conferences and has been awarded a US patent for his work on distributed computing and video conferencing environments.