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is program chair for Strata and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. A technologist and writer, he also leads the design and implementation of conference software at O'Reilly. Edd was the editor of XML.com for many years, and program chair for the XML Europe and XTech conferences.
is the Founder of Bitcurrent, a research firm focused on cloud computing. He is also a principal at startup accelerator Rednod and incubator Year One Labs; an advisor to various technology venture firms; an executive at CloudOps; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies; and a board member of Visible Government.
Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded web performance management firm Coradiant, as well as Networkshop, the analyst firm from which Coradiant was created. He has also worked as a product manager for 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology.
Alistair is a frequent contributor to a range of technology publications. He has taught at industry conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo, IGT, Interop, Structure, Enterprise 2.0, Velocity, Mesh, and eMetrics. He is also a contributor to Web OperationsI (2010, O'Reilly), the co-author of Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O'Reilly) and co-author of Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall).