Karl Scotland helps businesses to become learning oriented organisations. Over the last 20 years, he has been an advocate of Lean and Agile approaches. He has worked with companies such as BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting, Rally Software, Cisco, SDL and KPN. During that time he has been a pioneer of using Kanban Systems and Strategy Deployment for product development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being an active community member and a regular conference speaker. In addition, Karl has been awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference.
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?