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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
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 Data 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.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
SOLD OUT
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: 1 E20/1 E21
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Farrah Bostic (The Difference Engine), Edd Wilder-James (Google), Jennifer Zeszut (Beckon), Brian Dalessandro (Capital One), Jana Eggers (Nara Logics), Joe Caserta (Caserta Concepts), Joy Beatty (Seilevel), kim rees (Periscopic), Peter Ferns (Goldman Sachs & Co), Brigitte Piniewski (nonaffiliated ), Nellwyn Thomas (Etsy), Michael Rosenbaum (Pegged Software), Merici Vinton (OI Engine @ IDEO ), Mary Ann Wayer (Premier Inc), Rohit Jain (Esgyn), Amy Gaskins (Panopticon), Jen van der Meer (Reason Street), Mark Doms (United States Department of Commerce), Halle Tecco (Rock Health)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 12 ratings)
All-Day: For business strategists, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, Data-Driven Business looks at how to use data to make better business decisions faster. Packed with case studies, panels, and eye-opening presentations, this fast-paced day focuses on how to solve today's thorniest business problems with Big Data. It's the missing MBA for a data-driven, always-on business world. Read more.
9:00am–9:05am Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: E 20/ E 21
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Data, ubicomp, and a connected world won’t give us Skynet; nor will it end with Luddites smashing all the hard drives. What we’re seeing is the slow, inexorable evolution of humans as we welcome prosthetic thought. The first step is teaching our digital agents when to interject. Ultimately, data is context—and that context helps us to design for interruption. Read more.
8:45am–8:55am Thursday, 10/16/2014
Keynotes
Location: 1D
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 27 ratings)
Strata Program Chairs, Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll, welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Read more.
8:45am–8:50am Friday, 10/17/2014
Keynotes
Location: 1D
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
Strata Program Chairs, Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll, welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Read more.