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Alistair Croll (Host) (he/him)

Co-founder & Chair, FWD50

Alistair makes early-stage companies improve their go-to-market strategies, and works with some of the world’s largest firms on business model innovation. He also helps governments understand the impact of technology on society, ethics, and resiliency.

As an entrepreneur, Alistair co-founded Coradiant; the Year One Labs accelerator; and a variety of other startups. He has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, FWD50, Bitnorth, Scaletech, and more.

Alistair is the author of four books on technology and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics, which has been translated into eight languages and is in its tenth printing in China. He speaks internationally on topics such as data science, innovation, scaling startups, digital government, AI, and applying critical thinking to technology. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he has also been a visiting executive on data science and critical thinking at Harvard Business School.


Welcome to FWD50 2022!

November 1, 2022  1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Welcome back! We've got an amazing few days planned for all attendees, whether you're joining us online or in person. Tune in to find out what's in store! See more.

That's a wrap for the morning!

November 1, 2022  3:40 PM – 3:45 PM
Find out what's in store for your afternoon. See more.

Welcome to day 2!

November 2, 2022  1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
Join Alistair as he kicks off the second day of FWD50! See more.

That's a wrap for the morning!

November 2, 2022  3:50 PM – 4:00 PM
Stick with us and find out what's in store for your afternoon! See more.

Welcome back!

November 3, 2022  1:00 PM – 1:10 PM
It's the final day of FWD50! We've got great things planned. Tune in to hear what's in store. See more.

That's a wrap for the morning!

November 3, 2022  3:40 PM – 3:45 PM
What have we got planned for your afternoon? Tune in and find out! See more.

That's a wrap!

November 3, 2022  8:55 PM – 9:00 PM
We did it, 3 jam-packed days! Thank you so much for joining us! Don't forget, we want to hear from you, so please make sure you fill out the survey that's coming your way! See more.
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