Blockchain for Managers
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Blockchain is a shared, replicated ledger that underpins technology such as Bitcoin. Blockchain's reach is far wider than cryptocurrency however, as it sets out to provide the foundation for a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust and transparency, while streamlining business processes.
Are you curious about Blockchain and what it can do?
In this one-day course you will learn the essentials of blockchain:
- What blockchain (distributed ledger technology) is and why it is important
- Common use-cases, patterns and pitfalls
- How to get started on a first project: the costs, tasks and expected returns
- Where the technology is headed, and its potential for business transformation
Blockchain is a rare technology that has interest from the C-suite to the developer community.
Managers of all levels will benefit from knowledge of blockchain, whether they are implementing a business case for a CTO to help reduce cost, or helping developers understand the potential of distributed transactional programming model.
The course will focus on the use of distributed ledgers in business scenarios, and will thus take into account the various privacy and confidentiality requirements that organisations face, and the various other regulatory frameworks that govern business today.
It will not focus on the use of anonymous blockchains, or the use of blockchains as (and investment in) cryptocurrencies.
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This course is intended for anyone with an interest in blockchain.
It will focus on answering the “so-what” question, with the aim of allowing attendees to understand enough about what blockchain is to identify when it is appropriate and its strengths and weaknesses.
The course is perfect for those with management responsibility. It will allow attendees to understand what is necessary to implement blockchain solutions without diving into the engineering, and thus will give attendees a feel for the costs and benefits associated with getting started on this new technology.
It will be delivered through a mixture of lecture, discussion and hands-on demonstration.
Participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample shown is an illustration only and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.
Course fee: £470.00
Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.
All courses are VAT exempt.
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Global Blockchain Engagement, IBM
Matt is part of IBM’s global blockchain engagement team. His role is to help clients understand and apply blockchain technologies and works closely with emerging blockchain fabrics such as Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum as well as blockchain tools such as Hyperledger Composer.
He is based in IBM’s development laboratory in Hursley and has worked with IBM for 20 years on a variety of integration middleware technologies. Most recently he spent several years working on IBM Integration Bus in the product architecture and offering management disciplines.
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There are no pre-requisites for this course, although any background knowledge of business fundamentals, the management of agile projects and the use of concepts such as Design Thinking would be an advantage.
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