A picture of me standing at a lectern, working on a laptop computer, on the stage of the FWD50 digital government conference

Hi! I’m Alistair. I write surprisingly useful books, run unexpectedly interesting events, & build things humans need for the future.


FWD 50

An annual gathering of the world’s leading public sector innovators. Since 2017, thousands of public servants, technologists, and civic innovators from around the world gather to answer one vital question: How do we use technology to make society better for all?


Startupfest is Canada’s original startup event. Widely regarded as one of the world’s must-attend startup conferences, it is an annual gathering for entrepreneurs, investors, makers, large enterprises, industry veterans, and startup communities to explore technology entrepreneurship in a one-of-a-kind festival atmosphere.