MaRS Global Leadership -
In this new age of networked intelligence, collaborative communities are enhancing and even bypassing crumbling institutions. We are innovating the way our financial institutions and governments operate; how we educate our children; how the healthcare, newspaper, and energy industries serve their customers; how we care for our neighbourhoods; and even how we solve global problems.
From his latest book, (co-author Anthony D. Williams) Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet, Don Tapscott presents groundbreaking innovations from every corner of the globe: how businesses, organizations and individuals alike are using mass collaboration to revolutionize not only the way we work, but how we live, learn, create and care for each other.
In 2012, Don Tapscott joins the MaRS community as the inaugural fellow of the Martin Prosperity Institute. In 2011, Don was named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. Don opens TED Global 2012: Radical Openness, on June 26.
Networking reception: 5:00 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 5:30 6:30 p.m.
Book signing: 6:30 7:00 p.m.
Don Tapscotts book Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet will be on sale before and after the event.
Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. He advises business and government leaders around the world. In 2011 Don was named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. He has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books, including the 1997 bestseller Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. He is the Chairman of Moxie Insight, a member of the World Economic Forum, Adjunct Professor for the Rotman School of Management and a Martin Prosperity Institute fellow.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.