Karen Smiley is an Agile analytics R&D leader with more than 25 years’ experience developing and managing data-driven scientific applications, systems, and services. Her industrial experience spans the full software-hardware development lifecycle in small startups to large global enterprises. Ms. Smiley and her teams have solved technical problems and improved development processes across the domains of healthcare, steel manufacturing, aerospace and defense, fleet logistics, data networking, telecom, industrial automation, robotics, power grids, renewables, and electrification. She has coinvented on nine granted US patents and has authored or coauthored more than 40 academic and industrial papers and presentations. Ms. Smiley 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. She is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner and a member of IEEE, ACM, INCOSE, INFORMS, and Scrum Alliance. She can be reached via LinkedIn or her website.