Alistair is the principal analyst at Bitcurrent; an executive at CloudOps; an advisor to various technology venture firms; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; and the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies.
Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded startup accelerator Rednod; web performance management firm Coradiant; and Networkshop, a research firm. He has also worked as a product manager for 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology. Alistair is the content chair for Cloud Connect, the industry’s largest cloud computing event; the track chair for cloud computing and the Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop; and the co-chair of O’Reilly Strata.
Alistair is a frequent contributor to a range of technology publications. He has taught at industry conferences such as Web2Expo, IGT, Interop, Structure, Enterprise 2.0, Velocity, Mesh, and eMetrics. He is also the co-author of Web Operations (2010, O’Reilly), Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O’Reilly) and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall).
“Alistair possesses a unique mix of hands-on entrepreneurial experience, deep technical knowledge, and marketing savvy that can help any start-up.”
Jean-David Begin, Blackberry Partners
“Alistair understands what investors need to know to make an investment decision. He’s able to get to the underlying business model, then help an aspiring startup turn that into simple, compelling messages and common-sense metrics that help me do my job.”
Allan Lienwand, Panorama Capital and Zynga
“Alistair stood out as the most knowledgable and the most articulate of any of the people we came across in the cloud space.”
Guy Horowitz, Gemini Ventures