Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media and the social impact of technology. His current work, for which he won the Thinkers50 2013 Global Solutions Award, champions Global Solution Networks – non-state networks of companies, civil society, academics and governments achieving new forms of cooperation, social change and global public value. In these video blogs, Don will share his insights from the program with managers and future managers, identifying and explaining key issues, strategies and approaches for business to participate in new multi-stakeholder networks and contribute effectively to global prosperity and a sustainable, just future.
In this series, Don puts today’s economic climate in context and introduces his research and thinking on the technology he believes will bring the next digital revolution: the blockchain. Enabled by cryptography and networked computing power, it forms a distributed, open-source database which can be used to create a world-wide ledger of verified transactions, at very little cost. Its adoption will challenge entrenched norms in our models of economics and finance, and its implementations are only just beginning to be realized.
From reducing transaction costs with vertical integration and networks to their near complete elimination with the advent of the world wide ledger.