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Alistair is a founder, bestselling author, and conference organizer. After a decade as a product manager in deep tech at EiconPrimary Access, and 3Com, he co-founded Real User Monitoring pioneer Coradiant, raising a $20M series A in 2001 (the largest investment of its kind in Canadian history at the time.) Coradiant’s groundbreaking TrueSight traffic performance technology was acquired by BMC in 2011 for $135M.

In 2010, Alistair co-founded the Year One Labs accelerator, an early-stage incubator that turned $350K in investment into $10M in valuations in six months, launching companies like Localmind (acquired by AirBnB to build their local experiences offering.) He also spent three years as a visiting executive at Harvard Business School, where he worked with Srikant Datar (now the dean of the school) to create the MBA course Data Science and Critical Thinking.

Throughout this time, Alistair has been a sought-after public speaker and the founder of several leading technology conferences, including UBM's Enterprise Cloud Summit and Cloud Connect, and O'Reilly's Strata. He is also the co-founder of Startupfest, Canada's original startup event; FWD50, which is now the world's leading conference on digital government; and Scaletech, Georgian's annual conversation on scale-stage startup growth.

Alistair has co-authored several books, including Managing Bandwidth (a definitive text on QoS and network performance); Complete Web Monitoring (one of the first books to tackle social media monitoring in depth); and the bestselling Lean Analytics (which has been translated into 8 languages, and is widely considered required reading for startup founders.) He lives in Montreal, Canada and is currently working on Just Evil Enough, a book on subversive go-to-market strategy, as well as several startup and conference projects.