Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur, author, and startup accelerator. He is the 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 startupaccelerator 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.