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Blockchain Applications for Business (4 hour online deep dive)

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This course is for IT consultants and business staff familiar with blockchain basics, who want to know how to apply blockchain in business functions. The course provides a solid foundation and understanding of blockchain technology (including its principles and fundamental operations) as well as a solid understanding the many growing applications of blockchain in business. The course is designed to help IT and business professionals figure out how blockchain technology will impact their business, how it can be used and implemented to optimize results, which blockchain applications are worth pursing, and how to improve prospects for success in designing and adopting blockchain for their organization.

Blockchain technology will impact every business and industry. Every organization needs to understand the many different types of blockchain, tools like “Smart Contracts,” and current and pending applications of blockchain technology by industry and function. Determining which blockchain applications are most important and worthwhile for your organization to develop is a difficult, important decision. A wide variety of costs, benefits, risks and other criteria need to be assessed. Blockchain is frequently described as “the second Internet revolution.” Just as the web caused massive disruption, blockchain will also destroy many big established firms and create new business giants who know how to identify, assess and successful adopt new blockchain business applications.

Course Objectives (“At the end of this program, delegates will be able to…”)

  • Explain the fundamentals of blockchain technology and operation

  • Discuss differences of Public vs. Private Blockchains, leading blockchains in use and under development, blockchain technology options today and over coming years

  • Describe specific current and pending applications of blockchain technology by industry and function

  • Identify the growing number of blockchain applications that may be relevant to your firm

  • Evaluate the likely difficulties, implementation considerations in applying blockchain to business

  • Explicate criteria that should be considered in evaluating the potential value of blockchain applications to your firm

  • Apply a multi-criteria decision analysis tool to assess blockchain applications likely value to your firm, prioritize applications, and convince management

  • Discuss some best practices in implementing a blockchain application

  • Identify & use resources and recommendations for learning about blockchain for business

Duration

4 hours

Prerequisites

  • None, but basic familiarity with how a blockchain like Bitcoin or Ethereum works desirable

  • To participate in hands-on lab (rather than just observing), need to load an Excel Macro/Visual Basic program for multi-criteria decision analysis to compare and assess blockchain application’s risks, fit and likely return on investment.

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