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.
Alistair will be joined by Cultural Knowledge Keeper, Christine Stevens.
Trust is the fundamental building block of human connection, whether in business, life or networked technology, such as the Internet of Things. Yet in today’s digital economy, trust is increasingly threatened. High profile headline-grabbing data breaches have made trust a topic of discussion in policy circles and while it may sound counter-intuitive, organizations must move to a zero-trust model...
A move to digital government changes what we deliver, and how we deliver it, in fundamental ways. When we worked with atoms, cost forced us to accept that one size fit many; now we work with bits, every product or service can be tailored to the user. And once, leadership meant convincing others to act in the absence of information; today, it means asking the right questions of oceans of data.