Mr. Gilbert Hakim, founder and CEO of SCC Soft Computer, graduated from Stony Brook University, New York, with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Master's Degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Prior to forming SCC in 1979, Mr. Hakim held several technical and management positions in the telecommunications industry with Periphonics, Inc. Driven to provide innovative and practical technological solutions to the allied healthcare industry, Mr. Hakim founded SCC and focused on providing custom software programming to healthcare customers, primarily in the clinical laboratory.
Over the years, as SCC has grown to a company of nearly 1,300 employees worldwide, Mr. Hakim has been actively involved in all aspects of the Company and, through his intimate knowledge of advances in information technology and the needs of the hospital laboratory, provides the driving vision to ongoing product development. Mr. Hakim's understanding of the healthcare industry's intense regulatory environment and rapidly changing markets, combined with his expert knowledge of software development, keeps SCC's products at the leading edge of industry demand.
Mr. Hakim's selection of the technological platform on which all SCC products are based is very important in today's era of HIPAA compliance concerns and as healthcare decision makers look for enterprise wide software solutions. The open system architecture and CORBA technology supporting all SCC software products assures our customers that their products are easily integrated and broaden the marketing appeal of the company's flagship product, SoftLab. In addition, standardized technology helps keeps new product development on schedule and within budget.
For those active within the LIS community, it becomes evident that Mr. Hakim is a major force in the world of LIS. Year after year, Mr. Hakim's image and message can be found within industry publications and journals, and the world of academia. From the earliest iterations of what has evolved into the modern LIS in the late 1970s, to leading the way in genetics-based LIS and workflow automation, Mr. Hakim is more than just a corporate CEO. Mr. Hakim is often found at client sites, and is considered the most hands-on CEO in the business.
He learns from laboratorians and medical professionals alike by speaking to them and then absorbs and transforms this knowledge into SCC's vision. Through his contributions towards the modernization of the LIS and laboratory medicine, as well as profound generosity to SCC employees, the underprivileged, and countless other charitable contributions, Mr. Gilbert Hakim plays a positive role in society, and most certainly, is considered a valuable part of what makes SCC special in the world of LIS.
Mr. Jean Hakim, SCC's President, has been instrumental in the continued success of SCC since joining the company in 1985. He plays a key role in financial and administrative functions of the Company, as well as the day-to-day operations, ensuring excellent customer relations with our existing client base.
A leader in the local community, and with nearly a quarter century of experience in healthcare informatics, Mr. Hakim has a keen sense of steering the SCC course in continuing to provide innovative business solutions to our clients. With Mr. Hakim's leadership, SCC Soft Computer has grown from 51 employees in 1991, to nearly 1,300 worldwide.
Prior to joining SCC, Mr. Hakim held the position of Executive Vice President of Software Development with Miningham & Oellerich, Inc., a New York management firm. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Master's Degree in Computer Science.