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.