C.M., BA, BSc, MEd, LLD
CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc.
Inaugural Fellow, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum
Chancellor, Trent University
Founder and Executive Chairman, Global Solution Networks Program
Don Tapscott 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. He has authored or co-authored 15 widely read books including Macrowikinomics; New Solutions for a Connected Planet; the 1992 bestseller Paradigm Shift; and Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success. His book Wikinomics was the best selling management book in the United States in 2007. In 2014 the 20th Anniversary Edition of Don’s hit The Digital Economy was released with a new Foreward by Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google, and 12 new essays addressing the original topics of the book. Don’s next book, co-authored by Alex Tapscott (May 2016), will be The Blockchain Revolution, the first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the Internet, what it does, how we use it, and both the promise and peril for our civilization.
In 2013 and again in 2015, Thinkers50, the definitive list of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world, listed Don as the 4th most influential management speaker alive. They also awarded Don the Global Solutions Award for launching and leading the Global Solution Networks program at the Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto. This program is investigating how the digital revolution enables new models of global problem solving, cooperation and governance. In 2012, Don opened TEDGlobal in Edinburgh. His talk, Four Principles for the Open World, has been viewed by more than a million people online.
Over 30 years Don has introduced many ground-breaking concepts that are part of contemporary understanding.
Don is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and the inaugural Fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute. In 2013, he was appointed Chancellor of Trent University. Don also plays a Hammond B3 organ in the band Men In Suits which has raised millions of dollars for worthy charities. In 2015 Don was made a Member of the Order of Canada.