Institute For Competitiveness announces the Tapscott Award

Institute For Competitiveness announces the Tapscott Award

Award to honor innovative initiatives in cross-platform use of digital media

Institute For Competiveness invites applications at www.tapscottaward.com/apply

India, New Delhi, 18th February 2013 – Institute For Competitiveness today announced the launch of the Tapscott Award in India. The award aims to bring together and acknowledge agencies, companies, associations, NGOs, institutions and individuals in India who are spearheading the digital revolution. The award will be given under the following categories of - Collaboration, Openness, Sharing, Integrity and Interdependence. Don Tapscott announced the Award, at the event done by Institute for Competitiveness and Exchange4Media held on 13th February 2013, at the Leela, Gurgaon. It was attended by CEO’s like Anoop Prakash from Harley Davidson, Ajit Balakrishnan from rediff etc. Don also gave the keynote address at the event where he spoke about the booming Internet having changed the media landscape and its changing nature having brought about a transformation in various aspects of business.

“Mass collaboration is changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global environment. The new model of economic and social innovation is helping in getting a more involved and sustainable business. The world has come to a turning point and business models have to be rebooted to address the changing needs of the connected consumer, which can only be done through collaborative innovations”, said Don.

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. Over 30 years he has introduced many groundbreaking concepts that are part of contemporary understanding. His work continues as a the Chairman of Moxie Insight, a member of World Economic Forum, Adjunct Professor of Management for the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and Martin Prosperity Institute Fellow.

The Tapscott Award is an initiative of the Prosperity Institute of India. Institute for Competitiveness, India has tied up with the Martin Prosperity Institute, at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and set up the Prosperity Institute of India. Its objective is to enhance the prosperity and creativity of Asia by sharing knowledge on 3 T’s – Technology, Talent and Tolerance. The institute would publish research insights, reports, academic papers, working papers, articles and interviews that would focus on the current prosperity and competitiveness level of India and its states and other Asian countries.

Institute for Competitiveness is currently inviting participation for the Tapscott Award that will be presented in July 2013. To apply, interested participants need to log in at www.tapscottaward.com/apply to fill an application form. Companies will be shortlisted by a jury.

“Our aim is to bring together and acknowledge individuals and corporates in India who are spearheading the digital revolution by harnessing the true potential of web technologies and thus bringing about a paradigm shift”, said Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness.

More about Don Tapscott

Don 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 the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 hit The Digital Economy changed thinking around the world about the transformational nature of the Internet and two years later he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital. His 2000 work, Digital Capital, introduced seminal ideas like “the business web” and was described by BusinessWeek as “pure enlightenment.” Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everythingwas the best selling management book in 2007 and translated into over 25 languages.

The Economist called his newest work Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet a “Schumpeter-ian story of creative destruction” and the Huffington Post said the book is “nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world.”

About Institute for Competitiveness

Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international initiative centred in India, dedicated to enlarging and purposeful disseminating of the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, as pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor Michael Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India conducts and supports indigenous research, offers academic and executive courses, and provides advisory services to the Corporate and the Governments. The institute studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions & cities and thus generate guidelines for businesses and those in governance; and suggests and provides solutions for socio-economic problems.

To know more, visit www.competitiveness.in

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