Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

Website | @acroll

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he cofounded 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, and is 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 his chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.


Location: Westside Ballroom
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Location: Westside Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Location: Westside Ballroom
Gamiel Gran (Sierra Ventures), Roger Ehrenberg (IA Ventures), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Five startups will be selected to deliver their pitches to the Strata Summit audience, to be judged on Wednesday afternoon. Read more.
Location: Westside Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
A look back over Strata Summit, and forward to the future of data. Read more.
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)


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