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Order of Canada
Don Tapscott, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on May 7, 2015; Invested on February 12, 2016
For his leadership in the field of business innovation, notably for his research on the economic and social impact of information technology.
Don Tapscott is an authority on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. In such best-selling books as Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy and Wikinomics, he has introduced groundbreaking concepts that have changed our understanding of our rapidly evolving world. He is widely consulted by heads of governments, cities and corporations on the impact of technology on their country or organization. He is chancellor of Trent University, teaches management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and is a senior advisor to the World Economic Forum.