We are strategy and innovation consultants (including a world-recognized author), software entrepreneurs
with a history of introducing new technologies to expand business models, and financial industry veterans
with deep relationships in capital markets. Combined, we hold decades of success in business acceleration.
Don Tapscott (C.M., BA, BSc, MEd, LLD)
Don Tapscott is a recognized world leading authority on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology on business and government. He has authored 15 books, available in all major languages, including the bestsellers - Paradigm Shift and Wikinomics. His most recent book, The Blockchain Revolution: How the Underlying Technology of Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World, explores the fundamental way this new protocol will transform business over the internet. The book quickly rose to the top of the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists. Don is a sought after advisor by Fortune 100 Industry and governments across the world and maintains deep connections throughout the world economy.
Alexander Tapscott, (BA, Amherst College MA., CFA) /Executive Producer
Alex Tapscott is an entrepreneur, investor, and author. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Blockchain Research Institute and is CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm and consultancy in the blockchain industry. Alex is the co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the international bestselling book Blockchain Revolution, which has been translated into 14 languages. Alex is a member of the International Monetary Fund’s special advisory group on fintech and the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain council. He also sits on the advisory board of Elections Canada, the independent government agency that conducts elections and referendums in Canada. He is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum Laude) and a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
William Tapscott (Hons. BSc)
Bill Tapscott has founded, co-founded and led a number of successful technology start-up companies in Toronto over the past 25 years, including: IntelliOne, a world leading method of processing cell phone data to generate bulk geo-location data and traffic information; Maptuit, a leading navigation and optimization software company in transportation logistics; and Mountain Lake Software, a boutique custom software development company with a strong financial services practice. These companies became acquisition targets of larger organizations for their strategic value. Bill is an Advisory Board Member of Jonah Group, a 100-person software services company with clients in financial services and US Healthcare. Bill has a special interest in cleantech and volunteers his time on the Investment Committee of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF).
Willem Galle (BEng)
Willem Galle is the founder of many successful technology companies beginning in the 1990s with Calixon N.V., a software optimization company for global air freight. After Calixon was purchased by Descartes Systems Group of Waterloo, Ontario (TSX Ventures: DSG), Willem held ‘C’ level roles as Descartes became the world's leading provider of logistics technology for global supply chains. Later, as COO of IntelliOne Inc. of Atlanta GA., an early-stage big-data network platform for tracking cell phones, Willem advanced relationships with global mobile network operators and won key strategic agreements for the company. Willem is a renaissance entrepreneur with many businesses in technology, cleantech and brownfield redevelopment.