Karen Smiley

Karen Smiley is an Agile analytics R&D leader with more than 30 years’ experience developing and managing analytical, real-time, and database systems. Her industrial experience in small startups to large global enterprises spans the full lifecycles of multiple software-hardware products and service systems. Ms. Smiley and her teams have solved technical problems across the domains of healthcare, steel manufacturing, aerospace and defense, fleet logistics, data networking, telecom, industrial automation, robotics, power grids, renewables, and electrification. At ABB Corporate Research, she leads the US Analytics Solution Center in global cross-discipline collaborations on advanced industrial Internet of Things analytics (edge, cloud, and hybrid), and supports software and non-software research teams in Lean/Agile adoption. Ms. Smiley has co-invented six US patents and authored or coauthored more than 40 academic and industrial papers and presentations. She holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of science degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology. Ms. Smiley is a Certified ScrumMaster and a member of IEEE, ACM, INCOSE, INFORMS, Digital Analytics Association, and Agile Alliance. She may be reached via LinkedIn or her website.