Karl Smith

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Change Management

Scaled Organizational Agility is the Future of Work in Agile20Reflect Festival

New Ways of Working Programmes are now quite common in major organisations, this talk and conversation is intended to offer a holistic approach to WoW. It is imperative to be holistic in establishing new ways of working as boundaries to…

The Autonomous Hot Tub and other moving Rooms

Humanity continues to make the same innovation errors in every generation, instead of finding out “how technology could evolve our human experience” they focus on how to upgrade or change our existing experience. This is most evident in autonomous vehicles…

Ways of Working Organizational Design Service launched Agile World Inc.

Agile World offers the service of organizational design consultancy, to meticulously define and organize the structure of companies, create job titles, and allocate resources (i.e. personnel) to improve efficiency and increase productivity including ROI.

Organisational and cultural transformation in Business Agility

There are now in 2019 many people talking about organisational and cultural transformation and change however it is clear that what they mean is everyone below the C-suite needs to change. However organisational and cultural transformation is the whole organisation otherwise it is just a rebrand without actual change.

Ways of Working Business Agility and Rapid Innovation service offerings proposal for Partner Role

This is the Business Plan I wrote for a Blue Chip Consultancy to adopt Business Agility to deliver New Ways of Working as a new line of business and give me a Partnership. Naturally it does not say how it…

Fail Fast, Fail Small to avoid Failing Big and Failing Slow #BusinessAgility

You would think by this late stage in the life of Agile and Agility that the concepts would be well embedded in organisational transformation, people assessments and processes. From my experience I’ve never seen Agile actually fail, I seen people…

#Huawei works to end the #digitaldivide by #recycling #infrastructure for #rural #ultrabroadband

I attend a great deal of meetings all over the world and yes it does cost a fortune but feeding your mind with innovation and insight has yet to be virtualised to the point where a face to face meeting…

Situational Awareness IoT Shopping

Situational Awareness IoT Shopping Consider, currently we see things we want to buy through advertising or by seeing it in films or when around other people or places. Why not; while having a coffee with a friend in their house…

#AgileWorld #Venture #Capital Buyout Declined

The company that I am a CEO of in the United States of America, Agile World Inc. has just issued the following press release; To confirm Agile World Inc. has been contacted by a New York City, Venture Capital company regarding investment,…

#Digital #Transformation is #About #People

Karl Smith will be talking at Digital Transformation 2017 on 23rd Feb Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh organised by Scot TECH http://www.scot-tech.com/ Digital is about People, not technology. Digital is a response to the desire of people to focus their lives towards…

#Digital #Transformation a #Business #Guide

But we already have Digital, how can it be coming? For the most part what companies have is Technology being sold as Digital Solutions or Digital Strategy, however Being Digital and participating in the Digital Economy is about fundamental change in how your…

#Blockchain end to financial services and banking #STP and #BPO Accounting?

In the same way that digital downloads has crippled the mass market of vinyl and CD’s does Blockchain means the end of financial services and banking straight through processing and the accountancy service model? By reviewing the cost reduction culture…

#Global #Digital #Consultancy Start-up Pt2 #Adjusted #Governance #Magic #Bullet

I offer several strategic consultancy services one of them is Organizational Design this can involve launching a new service or creating new divisions or even whole Global companies. Governance is a Business Enabler Having written several enterprise governance documents using ISO/IEC…

#Global #Digital #Consultancy Start-up Pt1 #Market #Differentiators

I offer several strategic consultancy services one of them is Organizational Design this can involve launching a new service or creating new divisions or even whole Global companies. Being a founder of anything is quite exciting, especially if you are…

How to #Design an #Online #National #Census

Most people don’t even know that an online census is designed they just think you take the paper form and put it online. Unfortunately it is simply not that easy, the interactive environments, activities and tools are fundamentally different between…

#Dependant on #dumb #data and is making #bad #choices? #Douglas #Adams

Data, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Clients don’t understand their customers, they just think they do! It’s not for the lack of trying or spending millions on developing and building huge data systems, the problems are many but can be traced back…

#Cognition #Clash in the #IoT #SXSW

Thank you to everyone who attended our (Karl Smith and Thom Heslop) talk at SXSW, it’s the start of a long road into a really complex and contextual problem. But being silent in the crowd as the King walks by…

#SXSW #Submission #Cognition #Clash in The #Internet of #Things

Description The Internet of Things is the next great opportunity for commerce to engage with business enterprises. However there is no unified approach to the mental load between physical interaction, mental interaction and digital interaction. This cognitive landscape is inhabited…

#Customer #desire leads #disruptive #innovation

A great deal of effort is being spent on customer experience and user experience that misses the point, experience is about desire, not process or fulfilment. Desire drives behaviour Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) proposed the concept of psychological hedonism, which asserts that the…

#Recruiters requesting #UX #portfolio #breach #IPR

Recruiters requesting a UX portfolio can cause a breach of Intellectual Property Rights So I posted this as an update on LinkedIn I got some great responses from people who read their contracts and got a whole load of really…

#UX and #Development cannot exist in the same #Agile workstream

“UX and Development cannot exist in the same Agile workstream” might sound like an outlandish claim but if you fully understand, it’s obvious. Forcing things to work as with the picture above is not a good idea. Can UX be…

Silverlight ends in 2021 but Banks still selecting it

I remember being in the discussion at a state owned investment bank when the discussion was being had about which front-end language should be used on their new system interfaces and they choose Silverlight. This choice was known with the…

#Strategic and #lean #thinking in private investment and asset portfolio participants part 2

There are several types of on boarding that relate to both business and investors structure and size, their specific purpose for investing and their local regulatory constraints. The Main Participants I will be focusing on four main participants in this…