Blockchain Overview: Business Foundations

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Overview

Explore new solutions by leveraging the capabilities of blockchain technology to improve your business offerings and performance. 

Blockchain technology is one of the main components of the fourth industrial revolution disrupting the market. Given the increased flow of money into the Blockchain technology space, it is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the job market with a massive shortage of skilled professionals driving up the salaries. Every industry and organizational domain is interested in the applications of blockchain technology to increase the efficiency and transparency in their processes, which creates a variety of available roles for both technical and non-technical professionals.

Our Blockchain course is specifically designed to educate the participants about the main principles and components of Blockchain technology and equip them with the understanding of how to apply Blockchain technology to solve organizational challenges, disrupt current processes and gain a competitive advantage in the market.

After completing the course, the students are encouraged to get certified from the Blockchain Training Alliance. The certification is an elite way to signal that an individual has a solid understanding of Blockchain technology and to serve as a strong and unique differentiator in your career path.

Since this is an overview course, this does not contain hands-on labs or programming exercises.

This course provides a general overview of Blockchain technology and is specifically designed to answer the following questions:

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How we'll help you and your business thrive

Learn a framework for leveraging blockchain as a non-technical leader in the world of blockchain technology.

Blockchain demystified

Blockchain is right up there with IoT (the Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence) and RBA (Robotic Process Automation) as one of the big four technologies transforming the world of business and, by extension, the world. 

What is blockchain? 

Together we'll explore

  • Technology overview
  • History of blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) & blockchain

Non-technical technology overview

Together we'll explore

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

Benefits of blockchain - myths & facts

Together we'll explore

  • Value of blockchain
  • Value of smart contracts
  • Role & value of digital tokens
  • Common misconceptions about blockchain
  • Limitations

Use cases

Together we'll explore

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

Industry adoption

Together we'll explore

  • Who is using it and for what?
  • Financial services industry
  • Banking industry
  • Securities & trading industry
  • Real estate industry
  • Education
  • Technology industry
  • Legal industry
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Supply chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Governments

Implementation

Together we'll explore

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

Future of blockchain

  • What is its future?
  • Industry-by-industry outlook

Time guidelines

This is delivered over two days in three-hour virtual sessions (Six hours total)

  • Instructor-led group discussions will be held via Zoom every week. Sessions are Tuesday, March 23, and Thursday, March 25, from 9 am to noon.

Learning materials

Your course facilitator will direct you to any materials needed to support your work through this course.

Have questions about this program?

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School for Advanced Digital Technology
sadt.info@sait.ca

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