What We Do

Tapscott Advisors is focussed on enabling companies to leverage the drivers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in particular Artificial Intelligence, the Blockchain, and the Internet of Things.

Consulting

From executive advice, to management consulting though design and implementation, we position and enable companies, to survive, thrive and metaphorically surf, the tsunami of emerging technologies that make up the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Education

Through our alliances with the Blockchain Research Institute and Redmobile we align our education with your strategic imperatives.

Speaking Engagements

With a keynote dedicated to your conference needs on how the 4th Industrial Revolution will redefine your competitive landscape. To see Bob Tapscott and Jeff Cohn in Detroit Detroit

Today's Context 

We stand on the precipice of what Davos in 2016 coined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a pending disruption that will soon transform how we live, work, and play. This tsunami of dramatic change will be more profound in its scope and faster in pace than anything like it in history. Unlike other Industrial Revolutions, it will, during the next short decade, have a far greater impact, than any of the previous three industrial revolutions each of which more slowly made its mark over centuries.

Driven by Artificial Intelligence, the Blockchain, Robotics, and the Internet of Things, your response to this change, as a corporation, or as an individual need to be insightful and predictive. For companies, it also needs to be well architected, integrated and comprehensive.

The First Industrial Revolution leveraged the possibilities of coal and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power, and the internal combustion engine to enable mass production. The Third today deploys computers and software to systematize production and the supply chain. Now we are on the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by ever smarter massive parallel computers that can see, touch, hear and feel. Through; “deep learning”; computers and robotics can now reliably and consistently do an ever-increasing array of complex logical and physical tasks, with more precision, speed, and agility than people. As their speed, intelligence and adaptability inevitably increase, their cost will consistently decrease. Their presence ever more ubiquitously through the Internet of Things, soon secured and recorded on the blockchain will blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds.

There are four reasons why today’s transformation is unprecedented. Its speed of change, the scope of influence, depth of impact, and potential for harm as well as a potential for benefit has no historical precedent. Moreover, it will one-by-one disrupt every conceivable industry, and redefine, if not eliminate, many if not most professions that exist today. The breadth and depth of these changes will make current systems of production, current computer systems and current approaches to management and governance obsolete.

Our Center for Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Research is a focused collaboration on the tsunami of emerging technologies that are beginning to transform our world. The center can through education, design, and engineering help you solve the challenge of how to smartly position both you and your company for the rapidly emerging technologies that will soon alter your competitive landscape. The center's primary mission is to position both people (through education); and companies (through design) on how to survive and thrive in this new competitive landscape. Beyond our research, educational and development missions, the center co-offers keynote speaking and education services for the general blockchain and AI Communities.

 

Some Samples of our Research

On Blockchain and International Payments
On Rethinking Risk Management
On Master Data Management
On Collaborative Decision Management
On Blockchain and Insurance (coming soon)

Consulting Services

Fixed Time and Price Offerings

Advisory Services on How to Position for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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A Blockchain Strategy Analysis (for an optimal pilot)A Blockchain Strategy Analysis & PoC (code)  
This fixed price offering will discover, and define the opportunity and design a pilot implementation of the blockchain to more fully understand its capabilities and associated business opportunities.

An AI Strategy Analysis (for an optimal pilot)

This fixed price offering will discover, and define the opportunity and design a pilot implementation of an AI Technology to more fully understand its capabilities and associated business benefits.

This fixed price offering will discover, and define the opportunity and design and build a pilot implementation of the blockchain to more fully understand its capabilities and associated business benefits.

An Artificial Intelligence Strategy Analysis and Proof of Concept (code)

This fixed price offering will discover, and define the opportunity then design and build a pilot implementation of an AI technology to more fully understand its capabilities and associated business benefits.

Education Examples

                                                                                         Onsite Blockchain Training
(for up to 10
People)                                                                           
An Artificial Intelligence  Strategy Analysis
and Proof of Concept (code)
Blockchain is an emerging technology most simply referred to as the “trust” protocol. When implemented it obviates the need for a trusted third party, to independently verify a log of transactions. It can move from business models away from the historical trust in institutions (banks, title management companies, patent offices, record companies, ensuring institutions..) to trust in mathematics. Every block in the blockchain ledger has a mathematical hash of itself and of the previous records hash in such a way that any modification to any previous record in the blockchain nullifies the overall integrity of the chain. Some smart software ensures that if this occurs on one of the nodes, the other nodes will collectively, without human intervention, fix the problem and ensure overall integrity of the ledger (chain) makes the ledger immutable, without the need for a centralized trusted authority. This educational offering will bring business leaders up to speed in terms of what it can, should and likely will do to disrupt/transform your industryAI is the process by which machines learn from experience either from data gathered through previous technologies, or data gathered through many computer iterations. In effect, the machines learn from their successes  and execute logic based on those experiences through what is called deep learning, as opposed to code hard programmed by humans. Today machines can learn from their experiences, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks, more specifically they can now, "See, Hear, Touch, and Feel".  Examples range from Chess, to Go, to self-driving cars, to translation, to help systems, to radiology, to the military. Neural networks build clustering and classification layers on top of the data stored and managed, to group according to patterns that they train on. This educational offering will bring business leaders up to speed in terms of what it can, should and likely will do to disrupt/transform your industry. Click to see the current executive presentation. 

 

Meet our Team

Our multi-disciple, multinational, Collaborative Network of Domain Expertise will position you for the oncoming Tsunami of the Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things
Al Eng

Al Eng

Executive Advisor, Polymath, Quant

Al Eng is a senior advisor to major financial institutions, investment firms, global banks and technology companies with broad experience in corporate strategy, marketing, new business development, private equity and alternative investments.
He was previously the Chief Investment Officer at Citi Wealth Management Services Global Markets and Banking. Al also served as a member of the Citigroup Corporate Task Forces on TARP/Treasury, Risk Management, Regulations and Reengineering & Restructuring. As member of Citi Strategy Committee he initiated a firm wide cross-business Global Payments and Internet & Mobile Strategy.
Al’s senior leadership positions include Chair Global Institutional and Private Bank Product Investment Committee, Head of the Global Investment Products, Alternatives and Deal Pricing Review.
Al is a graduate of Columbia University Business School earning an MBA in Finance (Beta Gamma Sigma), Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science with an MS in Electrical Engineering and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

John Carpenter

John Carpenter

Attorney, Conference Organizer, Renaissance Polymath

John is a Licensed Attorney, Internet media and technology veteran and co-founder of the Global Blockchain Summit in Colorado. Previously John managed the development of a real estate title records used in Colorado that processes over eight billion dollars in real estate transactions annually. The Title Plant replaced the service provided by TRW (Now Experian). He oversaw the digitization of millions of real estate document images for use by the title insurance industry in Colorado. John’s team also worked on deploying a large network and retrieval system with direct access to county records for quicker Colorado real estate database.

Nïna Nichols

Nïna Nichols

Renaissance Marketeer, Savant

Nina is the founder of Global Women in Blockchain and a 30-year industry veteran in market research, brand strategy, and marketing. She focuses on the development and deployment of innovative blockchain and new tech enterprise solutions for supply chain, energy, government, fintech, go-to-market, medical, insurance, real estate, agriculture (especially hemp), education, and countless other verticals. Nina is a life-long entrepreneur whose premier event and office space in central Denver hosts many focus groups, MeetUps, corporate gatherings, product tests, private parties, and more. She regularly speaks at conferences and events and provides educational instruction in blockchain.

Carleigh Zangrando

Carleigh Zangrando

Unusually Focussed Social Strategist, Marketeer

A millennial steeped in social media to run powerful marketing campaigns, and associated industries. Thrilled to pioneer new marketing strategies that leverage existing and emerging social and blockchain technologies and the web 3.0. As an early adopter of the nascent technology, I have first hand experience in campaigns and application advancements that utilize blockchain and cryptocurrencies for the purpose of digital marketing.

Keynote Presentations

Topics range from a presentation on Letters of Credit and Blockchain to the Bank of England, on The State of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the ITN Television Network in Seoul, South Korea, on The convergence of AI, the Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) to Blockhash Live in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Keynote for Blockhash in Kerala, India

Keynote for Blockhash in Kerala, India

"On the Convergence of AI, the Blockchain, and the Internet of Things


Keynote in Seoul, South Korea

Keynote in Seoul, South Korea

A live national telecast on the S. Korean ITN network in front of a large audience on the State of Artificial Intelligence and its potential impact

Keynote to Blochchain East In New York

Keynote to Blochchain East In New York

Blockchain now in the Trough of Disillusionment (before the Slope of Enlightenment)

Draft Slides of Bob Tapscott's Upcoming Speech on Artificial Intelligence in Detroit

Draft Slides of Bob Tapscott's Upcoming Speech on Artificial Intelligence in Detroit

Slides form Bob Tapscott's Speech to the Bank of England on Feb 5th

Slides form Bob Tapscott's Speech to the Bank of England on Feb 5th

To Get in Touch

To collaborate with us on how to leverage these opportunities

Gabriella@TapscottAdvisors.com

or contact one of our principals

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  Bob@TapscottAdvisors.com 

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