Don Tapscott - WBF Sydney
Influential Management Thinker

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored more than 15 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, and has been advancing groundbreaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller, Paradigm Shift, helped coin this seminal management concept, and The Digital Economy, changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularise the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital.

Don’s most recent and ambitious book, co-authored with his son, is Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Underlying Bitcoin is Changing Business, Money and the World. 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 organisational transformations. Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the 2nd most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario. 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.

Strategies for business success in the digital age

  Identifying the frictions between present-day Industrial Capitalism and the Digital Economy 

  The radical effects of the Internet on
the traditional corporate structure

  Social media’s dramatic influence on
business collaboration and culture

  Why blockchain is the technology
likely to have the greatest impact on the enterprise and the global economy

  How blockchain strategy will fundamentally change what we can achieve online, how we do it, and who can participate