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Make Data Work
Dec 4–5, 2017: Training
Dec 5–7, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
Singapore
Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

Website | @acroll

Alistair Croll is an author and entrepreneur who helps to accelerate startups, and works with some of the world’s biggest companies on business model innovation. In 2001, he cofounded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch the Year One Labs accelerator; Bitcurrent; Rednod; CloudOps; and a variety of other startups. A sought-after speaker on data science, innovation, and technology ethics, Alistair has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, FWD50, Bitnorth, and Pandemon.io.

Alistair is the author of four books on technology and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics, which has been translated into multiple languages and is in its fourteenth printing in China. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he is a visiting executive at Harvard Business School, where he teaches data science and critical thinking. Alistair tries to mitigate his chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.

Sessions

9:00am9:05am Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Strata Business Summit
Location: 323
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Program chair Alistair Croll welcomes you to the Data Case Studies tutorial. Read more.
1:30pm1:35pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Strata Business Summit
Location: 323
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Program chair Alistair Croll welcomes you to the first day of the Smart Cities tutorial. Read more.
8:50am9:00am Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Location: Hall 404AXF
Ben Lorica (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Read more.
8:50am8:55am Thursday, December 7, 2017
Location: Hall 404AXF
Ben Lorica (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, December 7, 2017
Smart cities and urban automation
Location: 328/329 Level: Non-technical
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
We infuse urban spaces with sensors, drinking from a torrent of data, making sense of city life. But this reliance on data has real risks: Complex systems often have unintended consequences, and it's hard to experiment. Alistair Croll shares lessons from the past and explains how paving the cowpaths, examining the models, and iterating everything can mitigate these risks. Read more.
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
From predictive algorithms, to markets that fight back, to the legal and moral questions of automation, Strata chair and Lean Analytics author Alistair Croll looks at examples of ethical issues from across a wide range of case studies in the private and public sector, inspired by his role as a Visiting Executive at Harvard Business School.