Alistair helps to accelerate startups, and works with some of the world’s biggest companies on business model innovation. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Coradiant; the Year One Labs accelerator; and a variety of other early-stage organizations. He has helped with exits for Infoactive (Tableau); Passwordbox (Intel); Localmind (AirBnB); Fastsoft (Akamai) and others.

A sought-after speaker, Alistair has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, FWD50, and He 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.

A graduate of Dalhousie University, he is also a visiting executive at Harvard Business School, where he teaches data science and critical thinking.