Date(s) - 17/08/2019 - 18/08/2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
| In Association with UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education
| Become a strategic leader in your field by tapping into blockchain technology’s disruptive potential.
Blockchain technology is disrupting the way we conduct business as well as the foundations of our economic and social systems. According to IBM, “Mass adoption isn’t far behind with roughly 65 percent of banks expecting to have blockchain solutions in the next three years.” Furthermore, McKinsey has identified trade finance, cross-border B2B payments, cross-border P2P payments, repurchase agreement transactions, OTC derivatives, KYC/AML management, and identity fraud as seven bona fide use cases in which blockchain can generate $80B – $110B in impact by 2021. With industry giants like Walmart, Microsoft, and Huawei all actively utilizing blockchain technology to streamline processes and improve bottom lines, future-focused companies must work to understand how it will affect their industry and how they can use it to flourish.
The DEN’s Blockchain for Business Professionals Course focuses on helping executives, entrepreneurs, and project managers build a foundational understanding of blockchain, its implications, and its potential use-cases across various industries. Elucidate the technology and learn how to make confident business decisions around its implementation in your organization. Through a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on workshops, this course will allow you to build actionable strategies to harness the disruptive nature of blockchain and create opportunities for your business. The course is based on surveying current businesses from varying industries to understand their pain points as well as their best practices while trying to adopt blockchain technology for their organization.
Over the course of 2 days, immerse yourself in an intimate environment of rapid skill acquisition and collaboration. Upon completion, participants will earn a Blockchain Business Professional Certification and gain access to our growing Alumni Support System of Blockchain professionals, developers, hiring partners, and industry contacts.
| Key Takeaways:
– Blockchain fundamentals from the perspective of a business
– Cryptocurrencies & Tokenomics
– How to navigate the current blockchain regulatory environment for your goals
– Blockchain use-cases
– Blockchain business models
– Scalability, cross-chain solutions, and security
– Design Strategy workshop
– Blockchain Business Professional Certification
| About The Instructor:
Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdullah specializes in the interaction between knowledge, social structures, and technical systems as constituents of an information system, and how to better anticipate the emerging complexities and uncertainties in an organization. His research focuses on the adapting the principles of security, privacy, and identity to the domains of Blockchain, Social Media, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Fraud.
In addition to his published works, Dr. Al-Abdullah has worked as the Director of Research and Development at Dispatch Labs LLC (a blockchain protocol company that facilitates decentralized storage), technical support and a personal computer advisor for United Business Machines (an IBM agent in Jordan) and a project associate for Virginia Information Technology Agency on the Commonwealth Project Governance Assessment (CGPA).
| What Should I Bring?
Please bring your laptop or tablet to the workshop for maximum productivity.