Spotlight Speakers


Blockchain Revolution

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

Co-author, Blockchain Revolution and Wikinomics
Author, The Digital Economy

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.

Inventing the Future: Thriving in a World of Constant Change

Massive change is a permanent feature of the business landscape. Mature businesses are under pressure to evolve rapidly and new startup ventures face a throng of global competitors. Robert Tercek shares five proven strategies for identifying opportunities in a chaotic field, motivating a team to unite around an inspiring vision and how to execute what was previously unimagined. It’s no longer sufficient to respond to change, Tercek explains. Every leader must anticipate change, seek it out, understand the dynamics that propel it, and seize control and drive change. The best way to thrive in the future is to take an active role in its creation and evolution, he says. Throughout his career, Tercek has invented the future, and he teaches your team how to do it, too.


Robert Tercek

Author, Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World

Robert Tercek is a well-known and highly regarded digital media pioneer. He has created breakthrough entertainment experiences on digital platforms including satellite television, broadband internet and mobile networks. Tercek provides strategic insight and advice to many companies seeking to enter the networked entertainment market. Digital Media Wire recognized him as one of the 25 Executives to Watch and Variety named him one of the Digital Dozen. Tercek’s book, Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World, takes us inside the world’s largest cultural and economic transformation since the industrial revolution.