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Co-Founder to speak at Opex Summit on Operational Agile

Agile World ® is excited to announce that Karl Smith Co Founder of Agile World will be speaking at the Opex Summit on Operational Agile on the 16th to 17th of February.

He will focus on a pragmatic approach to ensuring the agile delivers value for the investment that has been made to transform organisations.

Operational Agile ™

Business and Technology Value Realisation

  • Moving from agile transformation to agile BAU
  • Adjusting existing governance to enable agile
  • Adjusting existing finance to enable agile
  • FinOps Defining and recognising success metrics in an Agile World

Karl Smith

Karl Smith is a globally recognised authority in both human centered design (UX and UX Strategy) and transformation. He has focused these skills and knowledgebase of facilitating valuable business and technology optimisations in organisational design, lean portfolio management and market entry or refocus directed towards customer engagements.

Karl has been recognised for his influence and leadership with fellowships by both the BCS and the RSA regularly engaging in peer and client discussions. Further he is a subject matter expert in several areas listed at Thinkers360 and other Thought Leader systems https://www.thinkers360.com/tl/badge/3702/654

“It is essential to meet customers on their ground so that they appropriate the business narrative into their own context and value systems” he says, as “it means customers immediately think of these businesses when in need of services”.

He has always been fascinated by how technology can augment the lives of humans;

“My desire was not to build things that humans already do but to find out how technology could evolve our human experience.”

Karl is a founder in the field of UX from 1989 taking usability audits to the next level into solutions as user experience consultancy (UX) underwritten by research and Ecosystem Strategies. He launched UX in Accenture and was a cofounder of Wipro Digital a customer centered global consultancy. He continues customer centric consultancy as an interim CIO or Director of Transformation through the strategy and implementation of new ways of working including Agile and DevOps. He has evolved Agile Target Operating Models for several global organization in line with his 2021 book A short Guide to Agile Transformation delivering globally without scaling. He continues offering this unique capability as his main consultancy service, underwritten by service design, today.

Karl A L Smith is a co-founder of the Agile World 501(c)(3) Public Charity with Sabrina C E Noto. The voluntary entertainment, media and education ecosystem Agile World https://agile-world.charity/.

He is an avid learner and polymath from school to Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, Middlesex University and later Napier University his knowledge sits across design, engineering, science and the humanities.

Karl A L Smith is a prolific writer in spite of his dyslexia, his blog is widely reposted and syndicated https://karlsmith.info/.

Karl A L Smith CFO of Agile World