Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals

Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals

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Introduction:

Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals Course- An Overview

This Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course is designed for non-technical business executives who are tasked with making business decisions about leveraging Blockchain technology in their businesses.

This Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course is not appropriate for technology professionals seeking to gain deeper understanding of Blockchain technology implementation or programming level depth.

Since this is an overview course, this does not contain hands-on labs or programming exercises. It’s specifically designed to answer the following questions:

» What is Blockchain? (What exactly is it?)
» Non-Technical Technology Overview (How does it work?)
» Benefits of Blockchain (Why should anyone consider this?)
» Use Cases (Where and for what apps is it appropriate?)
» Adoption (Who is using it and for what?)
» Implementation (How do I get started?)
» Costs (What does it costs to use this technology?)
» Future of Blockchain (What is its future?)

Duration: 1 day

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» If you are familiar with some aspects of Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
» We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
» If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course is defined here:

» This Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course is designed for non-technical business executives who are tasked with making business decisions about leveraging Blockchain technology in their businesses. This Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course is not appropriate for technology professionals seeking to gain deeper understanding of Blockchain technology implementation or programming level depth. Since this is an overview course, this does not contain hands-on labs or programming exercises.

Objectives:

Upon completing this Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

» After completing this Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals course, business professionals will be able to make informed business decisions pertaining to Blockchain proof of concept implementations.

Blockchain Training: An Overview for Business Professionals – Course Syllabus:

What is Blockchain?

Technology overview
History of Blockchain
Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) and Blockchain

Non-Technical Technology Overview

Cryptography for executives
Key concepts
Public ledgers
Hashes and block hashes
Distributed and peer-to-peer technologies
Digital tokens
Smart contracts
Bitcoin mining
Authorization and authentication
Security

Benefits of Blockchain – Myths and Facts

Benefits of Blockchain and myths and facts
Value of Blockchain
Value of smart contracts
Role and value of digital tokens
Common misconceptions about Blockchain
Limitations

Use Cases

When is it appropriate or not appropriate to use Blockchain
Digital wallets and payment systems
Money transfers
Transaction tracking and management
Record keeping
Asset management
Financial settlements
Securities transactions
Contracts

Industry Adoption

Who is using it and for what?
Financial Services
Banking
Securities and Trading
Real Estate
Education
Technology
Legal
Insurance
Healthcare
Supply Chain
Manufacturing
Retail
Governments

Implementation

How do I get started?
Requirements definition and business use case
Proof of concept development
Tools and technology infrastructure
Deployment strategy
Costs What does it cost to use this technology?

Future of Blockchain

What is its future?
Industry outlooks

Instructor:

Michael McCarthy is an Instructor at Harvard Extension School teaching Blockchain Innovation as well as a Blockchain consultant. Michael’s blockchain clients span the globe from the U.S. to China. He has used Blockchain for clients to enhance supply chain movement of goods from Pakistan to Europe. Michael has helped Chinese clients create an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) to pay US Instructors teaching Chinese students online through an education portal while staying compliant with Chinese asset transfer laws. Currently, Michael is creating a biometric ID system with MIT to help refugees leave refugee camps faster by bringing their verified credentials to the blockchain. As a serial entrepreneur with 6 companies in his portfolio Michael enjoys variety and crossing technology solutions across industries to add value quickly and efficiently.

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