Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

Alistair is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy.

In 2001, he co-founded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several other early-stage companies. He works with startups on business acceleration, and advises a number of larger companies on innovation and technology.

A sought-after public speaker on data-driven innovation and the impact of technology on society, Alistair has founded and run a variety of conferences, including Cloud Connect, Bitnorth, and the International Startup Festival. He's the chair of O'Reilly's Strata + Hadoop World conference. He has written several books on technology and business, including the best-selling Lean Analytics.

Alistair tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at "Solve For Interesting".


Inbox is the Trojan horse of AI

September 29, 2016

Alistair Croll looks at the sometimes surprising ways that machine learning is insinuating itself into our every day lives.


Why 2016 is a tipping point for fintech

January 3, 2016

In 2016, we'll see a perfect storm of regulatory, technical, and cultural transformation that will make tomorrow's financial systems nearly unrecognizable.

Next:Money 2016

December 6, 2015

Every aspect of finance is in flux, from transactions to markets to capitalism itself. We'll examine these changes at the O'Reilly Next:Money Summit.

Music science

September 14, 2015

How data and digital content are changing music.