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Keynote Speaker

Don Tapscott

Thought leader on the strategic value and impact of information technology and the Net Generation that has Grown Up Digital.

Consistently identifies the next business imperatives driven by technology and defines the business models and strategies required for success. Unique perspective on the global economic crisis; valuable insights on turning it into strategic advantage. Expert on the Net Generation and author of Grown Up Digital. Twelve other books, including the best-selling Wikinomics.

Don Tapscott is an internationally authority regarding the strategic impact of information technology on innova­tion, marketing and talent. Don consistently identifies and explains the next business imperatives and defines the business models and strategies required for success.

These imperatives include:

  • a bold and creative response for growth in the global economic crisis: how new media, the new econ­omy and a new generation of digital natives are driving change and opening opportunity, even in the face of the current recession;
  • the social and business impact of the Net Genera­tion: how the first generation to grow up with the Internet is transforming the workplace, the market­place, schools, family and government, and how busi­ness can turn the NetGeners’ talents and worldview into competitive advantage;
  • the strategic value of information technology: how wikinomics, mass collaboration and business 2.0 are the future for innovation and growth.

Don has authored or coauthored twelve widely read books on technology, business and the Net Genera­tion. His most recent book, Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World, explores how the Net Generation learns and works and what power and influence they hold. Based on in-depth research, Grown Up Digital builds on his earlier book Growing Up Digital.

Don’s previous book—Wikinomics: How Mass Collabo­ration Changes Everything—is an international best­seller, has appeared on the New York Times and Busi­nessWeek bestseller lists, and has been translated into 20 languages. 

He currently is heading up four multi-million dollar research programs. An enthralling and inspiring orator, Don is often described by customers as the most effective speaker they have ever had. 


Tap the full potential of the networked economy and its self-organized, mass-participatory communities.

Wikinomics is the first book to truly come to grips with the most profound change in corporate architecture, strategy and management in a century. The Web is being reinvented to provide the first global platform for collaboration in history. Firms that know how to engage this dynamic, self-organizing ecosystem of partners will exel in ways that their competitors will not be able to match. Based on one of the largest investigations of strategy and management to date, a new edition of the book was released in April 2008.

Grown Up Digital

How the Net Generation is changing business, society and democracy.

In this follow-up to his landmark bestseller, Growing Up Digital, Don Tapscott revisits the Net Generation as its eldest members turn 30, as they enter the workforce and marketplace and establish their roles. Based on a $4 million research project, he reveals how they learn, how they work, and how their power and influence will affect business and society.


Chairman, nGenera Insight Adjunct Professor of Management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Fellow, the World Economic Forum

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