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Dr. Don Tapscott announced KEN Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Don Tapscott was announced the ENTOVATION KEN Practitioner of the Year 2012 in a ceremony that was part of the E100 Roundtable attended by ENTOVATION colleagues as part of the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship [WSIE] held in Boston September 26-28, 2012

For decades of knowledge leadership creating the opportunity to shape collaborative advantage.

“There is growing evidence that we need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decade. Many pillars traditional economic and social pillars of the industrial age have come to the end of their life cycle and must be reinvented on a new, networked model.”

“People everywhere are collaborating like never before. From education and science and to new approaches to citizen engagement and democracy, sparkling new initiatives are underway, embracing a new set of principles for the 21st century -- collaboration, openness, sharing, interdependence and integrity”

“Enabled by the Internet, we can transform our companies, governments and other institutions for prosperity and social development.”

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology. He is CEO of The Tapscott Group, and was founder and chairman of the international think tank New Paradigm before it’s acquisition by Moxie Software. He is Vice Chair of Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations, a new company building a portfolio of companies in the collaboration and social media space and the inaugural fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute.

Don has given more than 400 keynote speeches and presentations over the past five years, including opening TED Global in Edinburgh in 2012. His clients include top executives of many of the world's largest corporations and government leaders from many countries. In 2011 Don was re-named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, earning the 9th spot on the list. Over the last two decades Don has appeared on many such lists.

Don has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books about information technology in business and society. His most recent book, Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet (Revised Paperback, 2012), co-authored by Anthony D. Williams, was originally released in September 2010 to tremendous acclaim from business executives and the media and was a runner up for The Best Business Book of the Last Two Years. Macrowikinomics is the follow-up to Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006), also co-authored by Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics was an international bestseller, #1 on the 2007 management book charts, and on The New York Times and Businessweek bestseller lists. Translated into 20 languages, Wikinomics was a finalist for the prestigious Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book award and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by a number of publications, including The Economist.

Don’s other well-known books include: Paradigm Shift (1992); The Digital Economy (1996); Growing Up Digital (1998); Digital Capital (2000); The Naked Corporation (2003); and Grown Up Digital (2008).

As an entrepreneur Don has established a number of successful companies and has served on several boards, most recently Celestica where he was a member of the finance, compensation and corporate governance committees for over a dozen years. His two decade old research on transparency has led him to be deeply engaged in the issues of corporate governance. Don is a frequent writer for the Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Business 2.0, The Financial Times, USA Today, The Guardian and BusinessWeek, and has been interviewed and quoted widely in the broadcast media including CNN, CNBC, NBC, CBS, NPR, Fox News and the BBC.

Don is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and Statistics, an M.Ed. specializing in Research Methodology, and three Doctor of Laws (Hon) granted from the University of Alberta in 2001, Trent University in 2006 and McMaster University in 2010. He is involved extensively in the transformation of education, working with universities, school boards and Educational Secretaries and Ministers around the world. He also works with government leaders around the world to reinvent government for the digital era and strengthen democratic institutions. He is a member of the World Economic Forum, having served on several of the Forum’s Global Agenda Councils and has attended Davos for a dozen years. Don is currently Chair of the Forum’s Working Group on New Platforms for Global Cooperation, Governance and Problem Solving and is leading the definitive investigation into multi-stakeholder networks in collaboration with the Martin Prosperity Institute

Deeply committed to the issue of mental health, Mr. Tapscott is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and was Chair of the Centered on Hope Campaign for the Center for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. He is a founding member and a member of the committee of Advisors of the Business & Economic Roundtable on Addiction & Mental Health. He and his wife, Ana P. Lopes, are the benefactors of the Tapscott Chair in Schizophrenia Studies at the University of Toronto and were awarded the Yorktown Humanitarian Award for Community Service in 2012.


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