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 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.
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.” The paperback version of the book, updated with new material covering recent developments about digital assets, sovereign identity and Central Bank Digital Currencies was published in June 2018.
In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 100+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations. Since then, Don produced a new book entitled Supply Chain Revolution: How Blockchain Technology Is Transforming the Digital Flow of Assets. The book debuted in June 2020 as the “#1 New Release” in the commerce category on Amazon.com.
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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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE SECOND ERA OF THE INTERNET
How the Trivergence of Blockchain, AI and the Internet of Things
is disrupting business and enabling a new world of possibilities
For the last 40 years we’ve seen the rise of mainframes, mini-computers, the PC, the Internet, mobility, the Web, the mobile web, social media, the cloud and big data.
We’re entering a second era where new technologies are infusing into everything, and every business process. Innovations as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, even technology in our bodies, drones, robots and new materials are enabling entirely new types of enterprises. Foundational to these innovations is the underlying technology of crypto currencies. – blockchain.
The Internet of Information is evolving into the Internet of value -- a new, distributed platform that can reshape business and fix the old order of human affairs for the better. This new Internet, based on blockchain – the underlying technology behind crypto currencies, can transform financial services; change the deep structures of the corporation; animate the physical world; recast the role of government, and help solve the crisis of legitimacy of democracy.
New business models will disrupt most industries. This Second Era of the Digital Age has profound implications for strategy and leadership as through it, every asset can become a digital asset and every business can finally become a digital business. It also has profound implications for nation states and global institutions and may be critical to solving some of the world’s most intractable problems.
In 1994 Don Tapscott introduced The Digital Economy in his seminal book of that name and since has been the most prescient theorist of the ever-accelerating changes around us. In this speech he outlines new business models that will shake the windows and rattle the doors of traditional thinking about competing.
What you will learn:
What is the Internet of Value?
How do blockchains achieve consensus and truth on the network?
What are some emerging platforms beyond Bitcoin?
What are the main applications in 7 industries?
What are the main problems?
How can you benefit in this new world?
Your personal role as a leader.
Don Tapscott, co-author of the best-selling book on the topic (Blockchain Revolution) shares his views. He is Co-Founder of the Blockchain Research Institute, an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD, Chancellor Emeritus of Trent University in Canada and was recently ranked by Thinkers50 as the #2 most influential living business thinker. He has authored 16 widely read books about the digital age.
45 min, plus 15-min Q&A
CRYPTO CURRENCIES, DIGITAL ASSETS AND THE REINVENTION OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
How every industry and every individual can prosper from Crypto Investments and the Next Generation of Fintech
Saturday, July 17th
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Theoretical / Practical
* Capacity limited to 80 people
The technology that is likely to have the greatest impact on the financial services industry and the business world has arrived. It's not about peer-to-peer loans, big data, robotic mobile banking advisors or Apple Pay or even artificial intelligence. It is the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin. This technology represents nothing less than the second generation of the Internet and has the potential to profoundly transform the financial services industry.
Among other things, all financial assets, from money to securities, customer data, policies, contracts, deeds, intellectual property are being digitized. The Internet of information is in the public domain. Internet of Value is and will be owned by investors. Bitcoin is just the tip of the iceberg. This presents the greatest opportunity for investors, perhaps of all time.
The financial services industry needs a new transactional architecture, a new account ledger, a database, a notary, a sentinel, and a clearinghouse, all achieved through a consensus mechanism. This has the potential to make financial markets radically more efficient, secure, inclusive and transparent. This is also good news for consumers who will have more options, more privacy and better access, all at a lower cost. But this could also represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity for incumbents, if they are willing to embrace change. Government leaders and regulators must also understand this transformation.
1. How the current view of “fintech” is limited and wrong.
2. How blockchains work. What are the key emerging platforms?
3. How all assets are digitized.
4. How the key elements of financial services are being disrupted by blockchain: payments, identity, loans, asset management, investments, markets, insurance.
5. What are the new opportunities for incumbents and also for startups?
6. How to think about investing in crypto. How to determine future value.
7. Handling "dark side" issues such as energy use.
8. What should governments do to better regulate the new emerging industry?
9. The implications of all this for other industries, such as supply chains, manufacturing, government.
10. What is your personal role as a leader in this new world?
Note: All attendees will receive free copies of proprietary reports that are normally only accessible to members of the Blockchain Research Institute, who pay $ 150,000 each. These will include a new BRI report looking at the top 20 crypto platforms, a valuable source for investors and businesses alike.
Note 2: The first 100 registrants to my masterclass will each receive a free copy of Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain Is Transforming Money, Markets, and Banking, by Alex Tapscott
Don Tapscott, co-author of the best-selling book on the subject (Blockchain Revolution) shares his views. He is a co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute, Adjunct Professor at INSEAD, Chancellor Emeritus of Trent University in Canada, and was recently ranked by Thinkers50 as the second most influential living business thinker. He is the author of 16 widely read books on the digital age.
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