Alistair Croll

Founder

Solve for Interesting

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.

Sessions

Welcome

03/11/2020 10.00 - 10.15

Executive Track: Leadership (APEX)Channel 1Keynote

Jacqueline and FWD50 Chair Alistair Croll kick off a day-long series of executive talks focusing on the unique challenges digital leaders face in a tech-driven public service. Presented in partnership with the Association of Professional Executives of the Government of Canada (APEX).

Morning wrap up

03/11/2020 12.05 - 12.10

Executive Track: Leadership (APEX)Channel 1Keynote

Alistair and Jacqueline comment on the morning’s learnings and look ahead to the afternoon.

Welcome to FWD50!

04/11/2020 10.00 - 10.25

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

We open the second day of FWD50 with a look at global co-operation. In partnership with the Digital Nations, which Canada is hosting for 2020, we’ll look at how progressive goverments are sharing best practices and tackling some of the most promising—and controversial—technologies that can drive public sector services forward.

Morning wrap up

04/11/2020 11.55 - 12.00

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

Your hosts wrap up the morning and get you ready for an afternoon of learning and networking!

Welcome back!

05/11/2020 10.00 - 10.15

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

Alistair and Rebecca kick off the day and highlight some of the amazing sessions we have planned.

Morning wrap up

05/11/2020 11.55 - 12.00

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

Your hosts wrap up the morning and get you ready for an afternoon of learning and networking!

Closing Remarks

05/11/2020 16.25 - 16.30

Executive Track: Public / Private Sector Collaboration (CIOSC)Channel 1Breakout session

Welcome back!

06/11/2020 10.00 - 10.15

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

Alistair and Rebecca kick off the day and highlight some of the amazing sessions we have planned.

Around the world, trust in governments is at an all-time low. Many have lost capacity and confidence. Yet only governments can solve the interlocking crises of health, employment, racism and the environment that the world confronts. The answer to our problems is not to abandon the idea of government, but to reinvent it. In this conversation with Alistair Croll, Professor Beth Simone Noveck, director...

Morning wrap up

06/11/2020 11.55 - 12.00

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

Your hosts wrap up the morning and get you ready for an afternoon of learning and networking!

Closing remarks

06/11/2020 14.55 - 15.00

Breakout TrackChannel 1Breakout session

Opening remarks

09/11/2020 10.00 - 10.10

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

Details coming soon!

Morning wrap up

09/11/2020 12.10 - 12.20

KeynoteChannel 1Keynote

Your hosts wrap up the morning and get you ready for an afternoon of learning and networking!

Closing remarks

09/11/2020 16.25 - 16.30

Breakout TrackChannel 1Breakout session

Details to come!