The first era of the digital age spanned mainframes, minicomputers, the personal computer, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, mobility, the cloud, and big data. We're now entering a second era where digital technologies permeate everything. Such inventions as machine learning, robotics, drones, software robots or "bots," process automation, and additive manufacturing are accelerating new types of platforms on which to build digital engines of the global economy.
This second era has weighty implications for enterprise strategy and architecture. New business models will disrupt most industries and provide platforms for innovation for decades to come. This book looks at blockchain technologies as foundational to the governance and widespread adoption of these innovations-digital identities, data analytics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, distributed energy infrastructure, and quantum computing. Every organization can finally become a truly digital entity if its leaders are prepared. This book is designed to prepare them for the waves of creative destruction ahead, with blockchain as the platform for transformation.
Platform Revolution is the third book in the Blockchain Research Institute Enterprise Series.
About the author
Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. Don's most recent book was co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School's Clay Christensen, "the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption." In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 80+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use cases, implementation challenges, and organizational transformations. Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the second most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50.
Other titles by Don Tapscott
Chancellor Don Tapscott Speaks to a New Generation
Supply Chain Revolution
How Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Global Flow of Assets
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
New Solutions For A Connected Planet
The Naked Corporation
How The Age Of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business