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Liz talks to Don Tapscott on the Digital Economy Bill and tackling digital inclusion

Sometime at the end of 2009, when LGEO Research reached its 1st year Anniversary, I managed to catch up with Don Tapscott and talk to him about the “Digital Economy Bill” and tackling issues of digital inclusion.

Liz Azyan talks to Don Tapscott about the “Digital Economy Bill” and tackling digital inclusion from Liz Azyan on Vimeo.

Who’s Don Tapscott?

In 2009, McGraw-Hill named Don Tapscott as one of their definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers.

Don Tapscott (born 1947) is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker based in Toronto, Ontario, specializing in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. Tapscott is chairman of business strategy think tank New Paradigm (now nGenera Insight), which he founded in 1993.

Tapscott has authored or co-authored thirteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His most recent book, released in 2008 and entitled “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World,” draws upon a 4.5 million dollar research study of over 11,000 young people and examines how the net generation is changing the world and all of its institutions. “Grown Up Digital” is a follow-up to his popular 1997 book “Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation” which explained the business and social impact of the first generation to come of age in the digital world. His most famous book, co-authored with Anthony Williams and published in 2006 is Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Wikinomics was the best selling Management book in the US of 2007 and has been translated into 22 languages.

The Digital Economy Bill

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About Liz Azyan

Liz is a CREATIVE digital professional dedicated to helping individuals, governments and businesses realize their digital goals. She offers digital consultancy services on her website LizAzyan.com Liz is also a Google Fellowship Recipient (individuals selected based on their work and initiative in the arenas of technology, politics and social entrepreneurship), an invited expert panel on the Guardian’s Public Leader Network and has spoken at many public events and conferences on the subject of digital engagement.

One comment

  1. Interesting interview with Don Tapscott – what’s going on with the weird music in the background though?!

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