Karl Smith is a futurist involved in both writing about the future and inventing it, he is available for public speaking and news insights, please contact him through this form to book him.
A new perspective with Karl A L Smith
Karl A L Smith unpacks the latest technology trends in this episode, a must-listen for business leaders looking to prioritise investment. A new perspective with Karl A L Smith Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts
Future of the Agile Movement with LeadersHum
Karl A L Smith Managing Partner of Agile World Inc. talks about the three strands of his work experience, changing the paradigm, changing the context (of working environments) and experimenting. He highlights key characteristics of Leadership and Leaders and talks about what it means to be an Agile Leader. Lastly he talks about his consultancy in delivering Agile Transformation in a Customer Centric way (this not being they way it often dione), then he talks about his philanthropic activities with Agile World Incorporated a 501(c)(3) charity, based in California and how agile is no longer focused in software, but rather affords a way to solve complex problems.
– Why DevOps: core principles and where they can help
– Next generation of DevOps; customer, business, finance, change, IT
– Vertical slicing; an enterprise enabler
– Transformation; hearts and minds with skills and delivery
On a panel as a guest of Lord Laird of Artigarvan
Digital Transformation is about People
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 by associated experiences that gel human behaviour and machine interfaces through, touch, mouse and keyboard. The usage of sight, voice and thought create new complexities and risks which have until recently been the subject of defence technologies, where clear outcomes and prescribed mental models exist. The diversification of these touch points and multi-point human logic models clash and derail human thinking patterns.
There is a huge and complex social psychology to managing client engagements effectively. Merely presenting actionable solutions that have valid data to back them up is not enough for clients. They become lost with the simplest of justifications and proof often focusing factors of little importance to the end users. In this talk I will offer some meeting navigation concepts that will enable people to facilitate client meetings, establish and reach defined outcomes and establish clear dialog and interaction methods.
Technical Chair User centred design within investment banking and wealth management: The world of finance and wealth provides unique problems for the UCD practitioner, this short session will describe some of them, how to circumvent them and how UCD can make a critical difference to the projects success.