Alistair makes early-stage companies improve their go-to-market strategies, and works with some of the world’s largest firms on business model innovation. He also helps governments understand the impact of technology on society, ethics, and resiliency.
As an entrepreneur, Alistair co-founded Coradiant; the Year One Labs accelerator; and a variety of other startups. He has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, FWD50, Bitnorth, and more.
Alistair is the author of four books on technology and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics, which has been translated into eight languages and is in its tenth printing in China. He speaks internationally on topics such as data science, innovation, scaling startups, digital government, AI, and applying critical thinking to technology. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he has also been a visiting executive on data science and critical thinking at Harvard Business School.
Buzzwords are fascinating. They provide a rallying point for technological change, but often hide a lot of underlying complexity. And the term “Agile” is a prime example. Credited with all manner of miracles, Agile is actually much more than a process or checklist—it’s a culture.
Agile organizations combine a new leadership style, collaborative cross-organizational teams, and continuous...
Every time we speed up communications, the world changes. When we moved from dialup to broadband, we unleashed entirely new computing platforms: interactive websites and cloud computing. Ubiquitous mobility gave us a connected citizenry. And now, we’re poised for another fundamental accelerant—with a new set of transformations.
5G’s broad capabilities offer tremendous promise—and...
AI is unreasonably powerful. And incredibly fragile. In this talk, FWD50 chair and HBS Visiting Executive Alistair Croll looks at how we should think critically about our algorithmic future, and why it’s up to us to rear intelligence that does the right things for all.