Alistair Croll

Co-founder & Chair


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.


FWD50 Extras: Technology Crash Course

28/04/2022 10.00 - 11.30

FWD50 ExtrasOnlineWorkshop

If you were to step back and look at human history, the transition from analog to digital happened almost instantaneously. How we learn, communicate, and work happens atop a complex stack of technologies we often take for granted. Understanding this stack—and its consequences on government and society—is vital for everyone in the public service. But many of us are caught up in the next new tool... read more