Dr. Don Tapscott '66

Chancellor of Trent University


Don Tapscott Named #1 Digital Thinker in the World

Alumnus Don Tapscott ‘66 also named second Most Influential Management Thinker in the Thinkers50 2017 global ranking. Along with the honour, Dr. Tapscott and his son, Alex Tapscott were presented with the Digital Thinking Award.

Toronto-Based Blockchain Institute Launched

Don and Alex Tapscott have launched a multi-million-dollar Toronto-based research initiative, the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to study the emerging technology

Blockchain Corridor Report

The Blockchain: Big Opportunity or Big Danger?

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

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

Dr. Don Tapscott, CM, BA, BSc, MEd, LLD



Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.

Don has been advancing groundbreaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller, Paradigm Shift, helped coin this seminal management concept, and The Digital Economy, written in 1995, changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularize the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital.

Don’s most recent and ambitious book was co-authored with his son, startup CEO and bitcoin governance expert Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Underlying Bitcoin is Changing Business, Money and the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption.”

In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute whose 70+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.  

Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the 2nd most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in elucidating today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.

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