Karl A L Smith is the CFO of Agile World and a Co-Founder with Sabrina C E Bruce. He is polymath and has a wide skill set that he has developed over the years. His educational background includes Social Sciences including Psychology and Social Anthropology, Industrial and Craft Design, Education and Enterprise Computer Science. He has been recognised for his eminence in Human Centered Design and Business Leadership by the British Computer Society with a Fellowship (FBCS). Karl is dedicated to finding solutions to everyday human problems and would not describe himself as a technologist.
Karl A L Smith is a technology key opinion leader (KOL) with a focus on ecosystems run by various infrastructure technologies and has been involved in the 5G Forum since 2016. His blog has been going since 2001 and averages 4,800,000 to 5,100,000 views a year, he has over 58,000 followers on LinkedIn, 43,000 on Twitter. Karl is a qualified High School Teacher and utilizes key learning techniques in his corporate work. He also has over twenty years experience in Youth Work, Counseling and has been involved in delivering Aid.
“Education is very close to my heart, through education and training people begin to envision themselves to be more than anyone thought they could be including themselves”
Karl has published several books including, Designing for Human Experience, a short guide to Agile Transformation and been one of ten Authors on Agile an Unexpected Journey. He is currently working on several other books including a short guide to Essential Agile due out in 2022. 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”