Blockchain For Executives (BFE)
Strengthen yourself as a leader by adding strategic value to your company. Translate objectives into an execution plan across multiple units, learn how to analyze and evaluate the impact of Blockchain with your organization, and evaluate your strategy to combat competition.
Intended Learning Outcomes
The course serves as a broad and realistic introduction to Blockchain to help
leaders make more informed decisions as it relates to incorporating and participating in Blockchain related initiatives..
This course is designed to provide an overview of the technology behind Bitcoin, Blockchain, and explore established financial services use cases.
For the past decade, cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin, has spotlighted an alternative approach to transfer value near real-time around the world. This unregulate approach lead to the emergence of regulated approaches that leverage the same technology, also known as DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology).
During the Blockchain/DLT hype phase, many enthusiast and technologist advocated the technology as some form of swiss army knife, that offers unlimited capabilities. Giving the initial false impressions lead to over 100+ Blockchain related patents. Bank of America holds 82 alone. Following Signature Bank’s launch of Signet, in December 2018, JPMorgan Chase & Co launched its own digital coin, called “JPM Coin” in Feb 2019, that enables customers to instantly transfer payments globally over a Blockchain network.
Reenforcing there is significant opportunity for Blockchain related infrastructure within Financial Services. Assessing Blockchain’s viability for your organization, is worth understanding the processes, risks, and rewards to harness the technology.
This course covers a variety of topics. It begins by examining the ways international and local financial institutions are currently evaluating this technology’s impact and market opportunities. It addresses key decisions that informed leaders consider when evaluating the potential of Blockchain related initiatives.
In addition, the course spends some time highlighting success stories, established service providers, market trends, and a path for leaders to learn more. Lastly, leaders will receive a limited edition of Prof. Winston’s latest book, I Dont Trust You, But Blockchain and Bitcoin Will Help.
Damu Winston, MBA, PMP
Key Learning Outcomes:
Understand what Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Web 3.0 is.
Develop the ability to analyze and respond to Blockchain opportunities and challenges
Determine the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) to participate in a Blockchain related initiative
Determine the minimum constraints a Blockchain related initiative must attain to be feasible
Present Blockchain related initiatives effectively, both orally and in writing, which respond to key stakeholder concerns;
14 Years - average work experience
Leadership role within an organization
Interests in innovation
Teaching and Learning
The course relies primarily on case analyses and a variety of other pedagogies which may or may not include outside speakers, videos, simulations, and a final in class presentation of key learnings.