Abdul Kasim is co-founder and CEO of Critical Links, a leader in providing innovative IT infrastructure solutions for schools. At Critical Links, he has led the development and marketing of two new product categories, currently deployed in over over 40 countries. Prior to his focus on education technology, he has worked extensively in the telecom industry in a variety of roles. He is author of ‘Delivering Carrier Ethernet’ (McGraw Hill) & has contributed to numerous standard and industry bodies including Internet2. His academic background is in Computer Science & Management, from Bangalore University, Kansas State University & MIT. He is based in New Jersey, U.S.A.