Monday, February 25, 2019

Program - Blockchain Technologies and Applications for Business

Blockchain Technologies and Applications for Business. Innovation and collaboration can solve the world’s most pressing problems. The two month long program starts on March 28, 2019. It is an online course that requires between 4 and 6 hours per week. The velocity of technological change is staggering, the digital revolution is marching through industry at a fast clip and blockchain is part of the spectacle. The business value-add of blockchain will grow to slightly more than $176 billion by 2025, and it will exceed $3.1 trillion by 2030. Almost 85 percent of executives say their organizations have at least some involvement with blockchain technology.

Your Learning Journey

During this online journey, you’ll connect with Berkeley’s faculty, industry leaders, and peers from every corner of the globe, taking a deep dive into the applications of blockchain technology for business and society. Taking a case-based approach featuring use cases from finance, healthcare, supply chain management, and consumer products, you’ll collaborate through moderated discussion boards and join faculty for live interviews with industry leaders, including Q&A. In addition, there are live office hours to supplement the live and recorded sessions. Learning Journey Program Topics

Starting with the fundamentals of what blockchain technology is, this program takes participants on an interactive journey through many different applications of blockchain — and what the future could hold for this technology.


Module 1: Overview of Blockchain Technology
Module 2: The Cryptocurrency Network
Module 3: Strategic Applications of Blockchain Technology in Existing Businesses
Module 4: Entrepreneurial Ventures Using Blockchain
Module 5: Regulatory and Policy Considerations of Blockchain Technology
Module 6: Blockchain for Good
Module 7: Privacy and Risks in Using Blockchain Technology
Module 8: Future of Blockchain Technology


Financial Case: Deutsche Bank

How does a financial institution with $1.7 trillion in assets under management begin to assess the opportunities that blockchain technology may offer? Learn how Deutsche Bank is executing its strategy to become a more digital bank by harnessing innovation in its internal incubator, Deutsche Bank Labs. Deutsche Bank is experimenting with blockchain technology to deploy "smart contracts" to make the life cycle of corporate bonds more efficient.

Supply Chain Case: MAERSK

Could blockchain be the holy grail for the largest shipping company in the world? Could this technology help to eliminate onerous paperwork and reduce fraud and shipping delays? Should Maersk create an industry platform for all shippers or go at it alone?

Program Faculty
Maura O'Neill, Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Entrepreneurship. Maura is a lecturer and distinguished teaching fellow in entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. In 2016, she received the UC Berkeley Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also advises startups, global companies, foundations, and global government agencies on innovation and new technologies. Maura is best known for adapting venture capital and drug discovery methods to global development by co-creating the Development Innovation Venture Fund that has expanded into the Global Innovation Fund. Her research and interests include regulatory and policy in blockchain and cryptocurrency as well as entrepreneurship and disruption from blockchain. She also teaches the Blockchain Technology and Strategy program at UC Berkeley.

Blockchain - Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, UC Berkeley Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 80 percent to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

Note: After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Berkeley Executive Education.

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