Don Tapscott (born June 1, 1947) is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker, specializing in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. He is CEO of The Tapscott Group, and was founder and chairman of the international think tank New Paradigm before its acquisition. He is Vice Chair of Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations, a new company building a portfolio of companies in the collaboration and social media space. In World Business Forum 2013, Tapscott stated that today the Internet provides access to real-time global intelligence and described the four strategies that rules today’s leadership: the technological revolution, the Net Generation, and the economic and social revolution.
In 2012, Tapscott opened TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, where his talk, 4 Principles for the Open World, was viewed by more than 500,000 people online. Tapscott has authored or co-authored fifteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His most recent, Macrowikinomic: New Solutions for a Connected Planet(revised paperback, 2012), co-authored by Anthony D. Williams, was originally released in September 2010.Macrowikinomics has been recognized by the 2012 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, and 2010 Financial Times Best Book nominations. His 2006 book, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006), co-authored by Anthony D. Williams, was an international bestseller, was number 1 on the 2007 management book charts, and was translated into 20 languages.