Alistair’s purpose is to focus on human-centred design for problem solving that enables exponential positive change.
Alistair has led finance and business functions in both the private and public sectors, at a senior level over the past 20 years. During that time he has steered multiple project engagements, ranging from designing and implementing new large-scale group reporting systems and processes to designing multi-country system solutions and methodologies.
His focus area for the past 10 years has been on the Financial Services industry, around business and operating model transformation related to technologies, processes, people, culture and data - working with clients in South Africa, Africa, UK, Continental Europe, the United States and Latin America.
He is skilled in strategic transformation and building new business capabilities, using cognitive technologies and innovation techniques and has led high performing, multi-disciplinary teams in the ideation, design, development, and execution of impactful, innovative and human-centric portfolios. Alistair was a top finalist out of 300 nominees across PwC Africa's staff complement of 9000+ people for the PwC Africa Values Award.
Alistair has founded 2 companies – one focused on exponential transformation using cognitive technologies and innovation, and the other is focused on genomics, genome sequencing and creating machine learning digital assets to reduce clinical trial costs and failure rates.
He currently devotes the majority of his time helping clients achieve their technology enabled business transformation objectives and provide clients with support across their innovation and digital transformation initiatives.
Alistair holds an Executive Master of Science from HEC Paris and various post-graduate professional certifications from Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School, Yonsei University and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business – with specialisations in disruptive innovation, competitive strategy, design thinking, deep learning for business and digital transformation.
He is a speaker, author and thought leader on Cognitive and Intelligent Automation.