IF Talk with Don Tapscott
Oct 9, 2019
4:30-6:30 PM
Insprire Frisco

What Role Should Universities and Research Institutions Play in the Blockshain and DLT Space

Don Tapscott is recognized as a global leader in the intersection of technology with commerce. Don will discuss what role universities and research institutions play in the block chain and DLT space.

Check out the bio of our upcoming speaker:

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.

Don’s most recent book was authored alongside his son, Alex Tapscott, a globally recognized investor, advisor and speaker on blockchain technology and cryptoassets. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, “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 in the blockchain industry, 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.

Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the second-most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He served as Chancellor (2013-2019) of Trent University in Ontario and is currently an adjunct professor at INSEAD. 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.


Trevor Blumenau, CEO of Voodoo Robotics, will also give a live demonstration of Voodoo's Pick To Light devices and Automatic Storage and Retrieval System.

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