Alistair is the Founder of Bitcurrent , a research firm focused on cloud computing, human-computer interaction, and emerging technologies. He is also a principal at startup accelerator Rednod and incubator Year One Labs; an advisor to technology venture firms including Sierra Ventures, Panorama Capital, and Gemini Ventures; an executive at CloudOps; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies; and a board member of Visible Government.
Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded web performance management firm Coradiant , as well as Networkshop, the analyst firm from which Coradiant was created. 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 a forthcoming event from O'Reilly.
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 Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O'Reilly) and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall).