Don is one of the world’s leading
authorities on innovation, media, and the economic
and social impact of technology – advising business
and government leaders around the world. In 2014,
he was ranked the 4th most influential management
thinker alive by Thinkers50; and in 2015 was named to
the Order of Canada. With publication in 9 languages
and a TED talk garnering over a million views, his new
book Blockchain Revolution (co-authored with his son
Alex Tapscott) is the first book to thoroughly explain
why blockchain technology – an open, distributed,
global platform – will fundamentally transform the
way we move, store, and manage value online.
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 2014 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.