Alistair Croll

Founder and content chair
at Fwd50

Alistair is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he co-founded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several other early-stage companies. He works with startups on business acceleration, and advises a number of larger companies on innovation and technology.

A sought-after public speaker on data-driven innovation and the impact of technology on society, Alistair has founded and run a variety of conferences, including Interop’s cloud content, Cloud Connect and the Enterprise Cloud Summit. He’s the chair O’Reilly’s Strata + Hadoop World conference; the International Startup Festival; and Next:Money. He has also written several books on technology and business, including the best-selling Lean Analytics,and is currently working on Different Better, a book about positioning in the digital age, with April Dunford.