Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

May 05, 2010 07:00 ET

Don Tapscott Announces HP Sponsorship of Two Video Challenges on How The Web is Changing Our World

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -

Editors Note: There is a video associated with this Press Release.

Don Tapscott, international authority on technology and innovation is pleased to announce HP as the title sponsor of his two global video challenges. The HP Net Gen Education Challenge calls for ideas to shape the future of education and the HP MacroWikinomics Challenge calls for ideas on how to fix what's wrong with the world and its institutions, like business, government, the environment, and global problem solving.

Each Grand Prize Winner for the HP Net Gen Education Challenge and the HP MacroWikinomics Challenge will receive an HP Envy notebook PC, $US1,000 and a one-hour webinar with Don Tapscott to include members of the winner's organization or school. Additionally, each of the ten finalists will receive an innovation book bundle. The package includes a personalized signed copy of Grown Up Digital, by Don Tapscott and a personalized signed copy of Wikinomics, by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams.

"HP provides technology and services to help people and companies address their challenges and inspire new thinking, so they were a natural fit for our innovation video challenge," said Don Tapscott.

Don Tapscott also invites people to nominate any school within the K-12 range for the eChalk School Prize, a prize that awards a school anywhere in the world with eChalk's Anytime Package – a suite of online communication and collaboration tools pioneered specifically for teachers, students and parents – for one year. The prize includes a school website, group and class webpages and workspaces, safe email accounts for faculty, staff and students, and parent access accounts – all in one place to support learning. The winner of the eChalk School Prize will be determined by the school that receives the most votes.

Join Don Tapscott and the online community to discuss the impact of emerging trends and technologies in building a sustainable future. Video submissions and school nominations will be accepted from March 1 to May 10, 2010. Learn more at www.DonTapscott.com.

About Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on business strategy, with an emphasis on how information technology changes business, government and society. He is the author or co-author of 13 widely read books, including Wikinomics, which was the best-selling management book in the United States in 2007 and has been translated into 22 languages, and the co-author of the upcoming book, MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World. He is chairman of nGenera Insight for which he directs several of nGenera Insight's research and education programs, serving a marquee list of Global 2000 customers. Tapscott is also an adjunct professor at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. www.dontapscott.com

About eChalk

eChalk helps school leaders, teachers, students and parents safely use the web to connect to the people and information they need to make learning successful. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in New York City, eChalk hopes that by communicating and collaborating more effectively among all of their stakeholders, K-12 school communities can better support and reach teaching and learning goals. eChalk is an instructional support system that streamlines access to information and people in one secure, integrated and scalable online environment for everyone in a given school, district, region or state. eChalk is available as a web-delivered software-as-a-service or as a locally-hosted enterprise solution. www.echalk.com.

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