Dr. Don Tapscott, Chancellor of Trent University



The Blockchain: Big Opportunity or Big Danger?

Don Tapscott writes from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland about blockchain technology

Don Tapscott Named #4 Business Thinker
in the World

Best-selling author, technology guru and Trent University alumnus and chancellor, Don Tapscott, has once again been named one of the top thinkers in the world by Thinkers50

Don Tapscott Appointed to the Order of Canada

Trent University Chancellor and Alumnus, Don Tapscott appointed to the Order of Canada, one of our country's highest civilian honours

Upcoming Book: Blockchain Revolution

This will be the first book to explain why blockchain technology – a truly open, distributed, global platform – will fundamentally change the online world

Don Tapscott Convocation Address 2015

Don Tapscott provided the Convocation address during the afternoon ceremony on Tuesday June 2, 2015

The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition (2014)

Don Tapscott's latest book includes a dozen new chapters and a foreword by Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

Global Solution Networks: A Revolution in Governance

Don Tapscott is one of the foremost experts on the impact of technology and has been called the fourth most influential management thinker in the world

Don Tapscott



Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. On July 1, 2015 Don was appointed to the Order of Canada for his leadership in the field of business innovation, notably for his research on the economic and social impact of information technology.

Don is currently working on a new book entitled Blockchain Revolution. This will be the first book to explain why blockchain technology – a truly open, distributed, global platform – will fundamentally change what we can achieve online, how we do it, and who can participate.

In his forward to Don’s latest book, The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition, Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman, Google) wrote: “Don remains one of the most perceptive thinkers about the way technology is transforming business and society. Several of his predictions—from networked intelligence to the demands on leaders to embrace technology — have taken permanent hold.”

Over 30 years he has introduced many ground-breaking concepts that are part of contemporary understanding. His work continues as CEO of The Tapscott Group, a member of World Economic Forum, and Chancellor of Trent University.

Don is a contributor to The Huffington Post, The Globe And Mail, Business Week, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and thestar.com.

In 2015 and 2013, Thinkers50  ranked Don fourth among the world’s most influential management thinkers. In 2013 he was also awarded the Global Solutions Award for launching and leading the Global Solution Networks program based at the Rotman School of Management,  University of Toronto.