Speaker: Karen Siers

Agile Coach at Kapture Technologies

Karen Siers personifies the profound drive for excellence she’s paid to deliver. Business has a new language. A life-long student of the Agile/Lean concepts and principles, Karen is a globally recognized translator for 21st century transformation. She leads tech startups from scratch to Silicon Valley, eases monolithic giants through the troubled waters of digital change, and rouses a new, essential positivism everywhere in between.  With the imagination to challenge norms, Karen builds visionary leaders who fuse strategy with execution. Her passion for people and efficiency fuels the courage to break form and embrace the Lean mindset.  Karen has a unique background in Psychology, Engineering and Computer Science, combined with her deep knowledge of Agile and Lean to adapt strategy and evolve operating models to be responsive to her clients and their clients evolving needs and shifting landscapes.    

  • Extensively experienced in Business and Leadership Agility and many other aspects of successful transformation to Agile/Lean foundations and ultimately a reimagined business.
  • Author of highly successful proprietary Agile/Lean iterations for pan-agency growth across the Business including Operations, IT Development, Product Development, and Mergers/Acquisitions.
  • Popular, passionate speaker presenting laser focused, culturally sensitive, universal value.  
  • Concurrent curator of multiple cross-global projects and teams of 100 to 10,000+ for Fortune 500 companies in the Airline, Supply Chain, Financial, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, U.S. and Foreign Government, Gaming, and Worldwide Publication sectors. 

Karen is a joyously connected mother to Hunter, MacKenzie, and Devin, life partner to Dale, and dedicated servant to Charlie the English Doodle. The family enjoys traveling abroad and time on the water. Karen is dedicated strongly to charitable efforts that focus on the inspiration and development of young people.

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Talk : Architectures Open Space

Talk : Microservices Open Space

Talk : Human Systems Open Space

Talk : Non-Technical Skills Open Space

Talk : Data Engineering Open Space

Talk : Security Open Space

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