Alex Tapscott is a globally recognized thought-leader, speaker and writer focused on the impact of emerging technologies on business, society and government. Alex is the Founder and CEO of NextBlock Global, an investment company actively managing a diversified portfolio of digital assets. Alex is the co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the critically acclaimed Non-fiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money Business and the World, which has been translated into 15 languages. His work has been featured in TIME, Fortune, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and dozens of other publications.
Alex is a founding member of the IMF’s special advisory council on fintech and blockchain. He also currently sits on Advisory Board to Elections Canada, the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums, and is a founding Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Blockchain. In 2016, he co-founded (with Don Tapscott) The Blockchain Research Institute, a multi-million dollar think tank focused on blockchain strategies, opportunities and use-cases. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (cum laude) and is a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Toronto, Canada.