Who is he?
Tapscott is president of the New Paradigm Learning Corporation and chairman of Digital 4Sight. This Toronto-based think-tank invests corporate millions in the study of how the new media are transforming business, government and society.
How did he get here?
He has carefully cultivated his reputation as a leading authority on IT in business, and is a consultant to various Fortune 100 companies. In 1992 he chaired Canada's (and the world's) first internet advisory council, since emulated elsewhere.
What he's written
Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs (2000); Blueprint to the Digital Economy (1999); Growing up Digital (1998); The Digital Economy (1996); The Paradigm Shift (1992).
What they say about him
'One of the world's leading cyber-gurus' - US vice president Al Gore; 'Tapscott walks audiences through the most important and disorientating trends in technology management with the evangelism of one who has seen the future' - Information Week.
'In the new economy if it ain't broke you need to break it - before your competition does.'
Predictions about the 'hypernet' - the intersection between the internet and mobile working