The Digifest Digital Pioneer Award recognizes outstanding Canadians who have made significant contributions to the field of digital media. They are a true trailblazer within technology and culture. By embracing the unknown and standing at the forefront of innovation, their work explores previously unimagined uses for emerging technologies. Please join us at Digifest 2018 as we present the award to the next Canadian innovator!      


Past Digital Media Pioneers

 Don Tapscott (2017), Author and leading authority on technology and business  

Bill Buxton (2016), Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research  

Steve Mann (2015), Research and Inventor  

Vera Frenkel (2014), Artist    

Luc Courchesne (2012), President of the Society for Arts and Technology      

Vincent John Vincent (2011), CEO and Co-Founder of GestureTek

2017 Digital Pioneer Highlight

2017 Digital Pioneer Don Tapscott

Award Recipient: Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. Don was the originator of the term ‘Digital Economy’ and one of the first people to predict the internet’s dramatic effects on business and government on a global scale. He has published over 15 books, including Blockchain Revolution (2016), The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (October 2014); Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet (2012); Grown Up Digital (2008); and, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006)

2017 Awards Ceremony Gallery


Organized by