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Alistair Croll

On how to run online events that break the norm.
Conference organizer & best-selling author.

Alistair improves startup marketing strategy, helps some of the world’s largest firms innovate their business models, and shows governments 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.

Alistair has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, FWD50, Bitnorth, Scaletech, and more. He is the author of four books on technology and entrepreneurship—including the best-selling Lean Analytics, considered required reading by startups and VCs worldwide—and is currently working on Just Evil Enough, a book and cohort-based live course on subversive marketing, with Emily Ross.

Alistair 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.

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