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Blockchain Management, Technology and Business Cases

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Brussels
Solvay Brussels School
6 months
in 2020
1 day/week (Q1), 2 days/week (Q2)
Every Tuesday and Thursday
English
€ 5.500 No VAT
Materials and catering included
Registration deadline: | Programme start:
In 2020

Who is the programme aimed at?

Profile

Blockchain Management, Technology and Business Cases is targeted to participants involved in the transformation of their business, while exploring the Digital Ledger Technology and wish to reach a level of security, efficiency, and privacy. It targets those professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in bringing business solutions through the Blockchain technology.

Key admissions criteria

  • Master's degree or
  • Bachelor's degree in IT or Economics
  • Proof of senior professional experience
  • Proficiency in English is a must

The knowledge

Acquire essential knowledge in the three domains necessary for reaching optimal strategies and implementations.

The quality of the lecturers

Benefit from leading practitioners who share their wealth of knowledge.

A significant career boost

Boost your career trajectory with the knowledge acquired and the contacts established throughout the programme.

Innovative digital ledger opportunities

Reinventing the enterprises requires mastery on new transformational technologies. Digital ledger technology is a primary booster of today's business model.

Blockchain implementation cycle

Beyond the technology and the innovative aspect of this domain, organisations need to succeed in steering a strategy, mastering technology, security and protection as well as using the most adequate concept.

Blockchain body of knowledge

The essential domains of knowledge are covered for various applications from legal, technical to the complete mastery of the complexity.

3 Modules & 1 Workshop

The objective of this programme is to develop knowledge and expertise in all facets related to the initiation and implementation of Digital Ledger Technology. The programme covers various domains of knowledge through lectures, workshops, case discussions.

1 - Fundamentals

7 sessions: January → April

Session 1  Fundamentals: Introduction: cryptographic basics and consensus mechanisms

Session 2 Fundamentals: Transactions, wallets, smart-contracts

Session 3 Business: identity, applications and considerations 

Session 4 Cryptonomics: money, securities and corporate finance 

Session 5 Cryptonomics: prosumer incentives, mechanisms and token design 

Session 6 Legal aspects: Taxation, privacy and legal-status of contracts 

Session 7 In practice: use-case framework + start-up experience 

Session 8 In practice: use-case development 

 

2 - Technology

8 sessions: April → June

Session 1: Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies — Reference architecture

Session 2: Overview of and interactions between smart contracts in blockchain and distributed ledger technology systems

Session 3: In-depth look at how the different blockchain technologies, frameworks and consensus mechanisms work

Session 4: Off-chain storage solutions, blockchain IOT applications, cross-blockchain data anchoring and more

Session 5: Ethereum smart contracting: Solidity basics

Session 6: Hyperledger Fabric introduction to chaincode & infrastructure

Session 7: Hyperledger Fabric advanced chaincode & deployment

Session 8: Blockchain Security risks, threats and vulnerabilities

3 - Business Cases

8 sessions: April → June

Session 1: Financial and insurance

Session 2: Blockchain in the Agro/Food industry; Blockchain for Logistics

Session 3: Blockchain for Government

Session 4: Blockchain in Industy 4.0 ; Blockchain for Building/construction sector

Session 5: Blockchain in Entertainment and Media

Session 6: Introduction to various success cases and initial ideas: criteria for success and where did it work?

Session 7: Financial and insurance Part 2

Session 8: Different perspective (Incumbant, stratup, Investor, regulator, technology provider, et..)

Session 9: Presentation of cases

4 - Workshop

8 Sessions: April → June

Participants have to select a workshop and work in groups to develop practical cases related to Technology (module 2) or Application (module 3). 

Session 1: Initiate group case development

Session 2: Group case development (Confirm topic selection and define expectations)

Session 3: Deliver project planning

Session 4: Document project deliverables

Session 5: Group discussion on progress

Session 6: Group discussion on progress

Session 7: Case presentations

Session 8: Case presentations

More programme features

A blend of learning experiences

  • Interactive in-class lectures, including an array of exercises & real-life cases, videos and simulations;
  • Individual preparation based on cases and readings prior to and after the course;
  • Guest lectures on complementary topics, featuring practitioners and experts in various fields and major;
  • Final assessment to validate the completion of each module.

Faculty

Georges Ataya
SBS-EM
Professor

Academic Director

Thibault Verbiest

Topic Leader

Kurt Callewaert

Co-founder

Topic Leader

There is a need for a comprehensive education on Blockchain shedding light on various dimensions to support involved professionals and decision makers. This includes the foundation principles and the legal concerns that are needed to understand the overall picture, technical and security-related practices to master risks, and various real-life applications to foster innovation.
Georges Ataya
Academic Director

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Programme Manager
Vincent Degardin