AFP MindShift Breakfast
The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the global economy has arrived, and it’s not big data, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars or solar energy; it’s blockchain. The second generation of the digital revolution —powered by blockchain technology—is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help users reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better. Don Tapscott, co-author of Blockchain Revolution, argues that blockchain technology will not only transform financial services, but also the structure of the corporation, animate the internet of things, recast the role of government, and fix the music industry, while having profound implications for competitiveness, business strategy, architecture, and leadership.
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. He has authored or co-authored many bestselling books including, Wikinomics, Macrowikinomics, Paradigm Shift, Grown Up Digital and the 20th anniversary edition of his 1994 bestseller, The Digital Economy. His newest book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World is co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott. Thinkers50, the definitive list of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world, listed him as the 4th most influential management thinker alive in 2015 and 2013.