July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

Website | @acroll

Alistair Croll has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that time. In 2001, he co-founded web performance startup Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011), and since that time has also launched Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several other early-stage companies.

Alistair is a chair for Strata + Hadoop World conferences and the International Startup Festival, and the founder of the Bitnorth conference. He’s written four books on analytics, technology, and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics which has being translated into eight languages. He lives in Montreal, Canada and tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.


2:30pm–3:10pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Craft E146
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
In the next decade, data-driven feeds will become the primary tool with which we manage our lives. Access to that data—much of which lives behind walled gardens, or profitable arbitrage—is fast becoming a moral issue. In this session, Alistair Croll looks at the promises and perils of big data as it finds its way into our lives, and makes far too many unreasonable predictions along the way. Read more.