Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group
This post is a part of a continuing series of Keynote Spotlights– check back here throughout the week for more information on the phenomenal individuals who will be gracing #SMW12 events next week!
Hailing from Toronto, Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. For over 30 years, he has introduced many ground breaking concepts that have embedded into contemporary understanding.
He has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books including the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 hit, The Digital Economy changed thinking around the world about the transformational nature of the Internet, and two years later he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital. His 2000 work Digital Capital introduced seminal ideas like “the business web,” described by Business Week as “pure enlightenment.” Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything was the best selling management book in 2007 and has been translated into over 25 languages.
The Economist described his newest work Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World a “Schumpeterian story of creative destruction,” and the Huffington Post said the book is “nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world.” His work continues as the Chairman of the innovation think tank, Moxie Insight, a member of World Economic Forum and an Adjunct Professor of Management for the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.