Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. In 2013 and again in 2015, Thinkers50 named Don as the 4th most important business thinker in the world and a Forbes.com analysis of social media identified Don as the most influential management thinker in the world. He is the author or co-author of 15 widely read books about new technologies and new media in business and society, including Wikinomics and The Digital Economy.
ALEX TAPSCOTT CEO, NORTHWEST PASSAGE VENTURES
Alex is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building industry-leading blockchain businesses. Formerly, Alex was a senior executive at Canaccord Genuity, Canada’s largest independent investment bank. At age 25, he became the firm’s youngest-ever Vice President and in 2014, he founded the firm’s blockchain practice. Over his career, Alex has worked raised hundreds of millions of dollars in growth capital from a global institutional investor base. In 2014, Alex published the seminal white paper “A Bitcoin Governance Network.”