TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Over the last year, social media has helped power the Arab Spring, the STOP SOPA Campaign and Susan G. Komen protests, proving that the debate on the role of social media and social change is over.
Don Tapscott, one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology, is pleased to have been chosen as the global curator for Social Media Week 2012, and will deliver the opening keynote in New York City on February 13, 2012. Social Media Week takes place from February 13-17, 2012 in 21 cities, with 60,000 attendees and half a million online viewers.
Don will discuss the Web as a platform for innovation and value creation. From education and science to new approaches to citizen engagement and democracy, powerful new initiatives are underway, embracing a new set of principles for the 21st century — collaboration, openness, sharing, interdependence and integrity.
About Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and 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 bestsellers Paradigm Shift, Digital Economy, and Wikinomics, the best selling management book in 2007 and translated into over 25 languages. The Economist called his newest work Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World a "Schumpeter-ian story of creative destruction". Macrowikinomics will be released in paperback in May 2012. Learn more at dontapscott.com.
About Social Media Week
Social Media Week is one of the world's most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations around the world on emerging trends in social and mobile media across all major industries. Social Media Week takes place in the US, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at socialmediaweek.org.
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