Don Tapscott


Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 18 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. His second TED talk has been watched by over 7

million people on TED.com alone. In 2016, with his son Alex, he co-authored the global best seller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World, now translated into 20 languages. According to the late, great Clay Christensen of Harvard Business School it is “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 150+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations. The Blockchain Research Institute has since expanded globally, partnering with organizations around the world to launch five global partner offices, including BRI Africa, BRI Brasil, BRI Europe, BRI Middle East, and BRI Korea. It’s 2024 focus is on Web3 – specifically the integration of AI, blockchain, the Internet of Things and Extended Reality.

Don is a member of the Order of Canada and in 2019, then ranked as the 2nd most influential Management Thinker by Thinkers50, joined Professor Christensen, Michael Porter, Peter Drucker and others in the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame. He is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and Chancellor Emeritus of Trent University in Ontario where he served as Chancellor 2013-2019.

It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.





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Towards a New Social Contract for the Digital Age

abril 1, 2024 - 21:00

In 1994, Don Tapscott published “The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence” with excitement about the Internet and its endless capacity to deliver information and foster global collaboration, to bring new freedom and prosperity for all who could access it. On the other side of that coin was concern for the dangers it could bring. 30 years later, everything he forecasted has come to fruition—the good and the bad. Today, we stand on the threshold of an explosive second era, bringing a truly epic series of technological eruptions that, if harnessed, can help business, government, environmental, and civil society leaders alter the trajectory of our species and many others. But the dark side looms as never before. AI and Web3 are challenging everything we know about what it means to be human, how economic systems function, how we communicate and conduct business, and eradicating not just jobs but entire industries. We must also reckon with the fact that AI will be used by evil people for unscrupulous purposes. We need to do more than “buckle up” for the bumpy road ahead. To ensure the prosperity of humanity, we must reimagine our social contract—the basic expectations between business, government, and civil society for a new digital age and develop a set of strategic initiatives to achieve it. In this presentation, Don Tapscott introduces six critical challenges where we can apply technology, new laws and institutions, and new forms of cooperation to realize the principles of freedom, justice, fairness, self-government sustainability, and interdependence. He also explores the broader changes and agreements required, presenting a framework for a new “Declaration of Interdependence".

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