Alistair is the founder and CEO of SYKE and he specialises in digital contracting.
He started SYKE in 2016 after managing one of the first modern CLM projects at UK retailer ASDA, where he was Head of Contracting. This project combined several platforms to provide ASDA with a fully self-service contracting platform (reducing contract cycles from 17 days to 5 days) and developed a process to triage non-contract related legal service requests.
Alistair set up SYKE with the aim of helping lawyers, working both in-house and at law firms, choose, buy and implement the best technology to achieve their goals, with a particular focus on contracting.
He went on to become the first winner of the FT’s Legal Technologist of the Year in 2018, and also lectures in legal technology at the University of Manchester.
Alistair is a keen cricketer, and runs youth coaching at his local club with the aim of helping children from diverse backgrounds access the sport.