Mr. Tapscott is an internationally
sought authority, consultant and speaker on business
strategy and organizational transformation. His clients
include top executives of many of the world's largest
corporations and government leaders from many countries.
The Washington Technology Report says he is one of the
most influential media authorities since Marshall McLuhan.
Tapscott has authored or co-authored ten widely read
books on the application of technology in business.
His upcoming book, co-authored with David Ticoll is
THE NAKED CORPORATION: How the Age of Transparency Will
Revolutionize Business (Free Press, October 2003.)
penultimate book, co-authored with David Ticoll and
Alex Lowy, is DIGITAL CAPITAL: Harnessing the Power
of Business Webs. This best seller describes how business
webs are replacing the traditional model of the firm
and changing the dynamics of wealth creation and competition.
Business Week describes the book as "pure enlightenment."
Tapscott is President of New Paradigm Learning Corporation,
which he founded in 1992, and Adjunct Professor of Management,
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of
Tapscott regularly contributes articles and opinion
pieces to North American newspapers and magazines, and
is a columnist for enRoute, Intelligent Enterprise and
Tapscott's earlier books include THE DIGITAL ECONOMY:
Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence
(McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996), one of the best-selling
books about technology in business ever, appearing on
a number of bestsellers lists including the New York
Times business book list. It had a run of seven months
on the Business Week bestsellers list. It has been translated
into 20 languages.
UP DIGITAL: The Rise of the Net Generation (McGraw-Hill,
New York, 1998) won the first Amazon.com Bestseller
Award in the summer of 1998. It has been "recommended
for all libraries" by the Library Journal. Time
Magazine Senior Editor, Joshua Cooper Ramo, describes
GROWING UP DIGITAL as a "compellingly written look
at the generation that will make it all happen."
It has been translated into 14 languages and was released
in paperback in May, 1999.
Tapscott is also the co-author of the international
bestseller PARADIGM SHIFT: The New Promise of Information
Technology (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1992) which was the
first book to describe the fundamental change in computing
from host-based systems for controlling costs to networks
for transforming business models and strategy. He co-authored
with Ann Cavoukian, WHO KNOWS: Safeguarding Your Privacy
in a Networked World (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997).
He is also the co-editor of BLUEPRINT TO THE DIGITAL
ECONOMY (McGraw-Hill, New York, July 1998), an anthology
which contains chapters written by a cross-section of
leaders of the digital revolution.
VALUE IN THE NETWORK ECONOMY (Harvard Business School
Press, April 1999) is a selection of the best articles
from the Harvard Business Review on how networks change
business models and strategy, edited and with an introduction
by Mr. Tapscott.
committed to the issue of mental health, Mr. Tapscott
is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Clarke
Institute of Psychiatry and was Chair of the Centred
on Hope Campaign for the Center for Addiction and Mental
Health Foundation. He is a founding member and a member
of the Committee of Advisers of the Business & Economic
Roundtable on Addiction & Mental Health. He and
his wife, Ana Lopes, are the benefactors of the Tapscott
Chair in Schizophrenia Studies at the University of
Toronto. He is also involved extensively in the transformation
of education, working with many universities, school
boards and Educational Secretaries and Ministers around
the world. He was Chair of the 1999-2001 Trent University
Beyond Our Walls Capital Fundraising Campaign.
Tapscott holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and Statistics,
an M.Ed. specializing in Research Methodology and a
Doctor of Laws (Hon) granted from the University of
Alberta in 2001.
David Ticoll is a consultant, executive,
columnist, author and speaker. His third book, The Naked Corporation:
How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business (co-author,
Don Tapscott) was published in October 2003 by Free Press
(New York) and Penguin Canada (Toronto). The Naked Corporation
describes how transparency, accountability, and stakeholder
relationships are the new frontier of competitive innovation.
Ticoll writes the weekly column on business strategy and technology
at The Globe and Mail. Canada's leading business newspaper.
He is an in-demand international speaker for corporate and
Ticoll advises senior executives at global corporations on
strategic innovation, transparency, governance, and corporate
Ticoll was CEO and principal shareholder at Digital 4Sight
from the time he founded it in 1994 to 2001. Digital 4Sight
was a leading global consulting and research firm with a focus
on technology-based business innovation. Mr. Ticoll led Digital
4Sight's consistently profitable growth to revenues of $14
million, 65 employees, and clients across North America, Asia,
and Europe. In addition Mr. Ticoll led the firm's research
and consulting endeavors. He identified and described "business
webs," the new organizational platform for wealth creation
in the 21st century, and the Hypernet, the next generation
mobile and pervasive Internet.
Ticoll described these concepts with co-authors Don Tapscott
and Alex Lowy in Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of
Business Webs (Harvard Business School Press, 2000) and Blueprint
to the Digital Economy (McGraw-Hill, 1998). Business Week
described Digital Capital as "pure enlightenment."
was contributing editor and a monthly columnist at tele.com
(a CMP trade publication for telecommunications industry executives)
1997-2001, and has published in the Harvard Business Review,
Business 2.0, USA Today, and many other periodicals.
was a Director (equivalent to Partner) at DMR Group Inc.,
an international IT services firm. During his 6 years at DMR,
he led the global program, Strategies for Open Systems, which
defined the emerging UNIX marketplace for users and suppliers
of information technology. He discovered Gartner Group Inc.
in the early 1980s and founded its Canadian operation. He
also co-founded the CIO Summit conference, which he chaired
for its first five years.
is a director of the Information Technology Association of
Canada and a member of the advisory boards of several high