BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, SOLUTION DESIGN & BUSINESS STRATEGY - CCBP Certification
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Toronto Dates: IN-CLASS IN TORONTO & ONLINE
- Feb 5, 6 – 8.30 to 5 PM
- Mar 10, 11 – 8:30 to 5 PM
- April 8, 9th – 8:30 to 5 PM
- May 27th & 28th – 8:30 to 5 PM
In-class Location: 20 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario
Online Live: Live streamed in Eastern Time Zone (Toronto, Canada)
Please Note: Pre-learning materials will be provided electronically to all participants. All in-class participants will be provided the course handbook of learning materials and this is included in the cost of registration. Online participants can optionally purchase the course handbook of slides plus cost of shipping,
Technical Knowledge: Little to none.
Business Knowledge: Experience working in your domain/sector (i.e., Finance, Insurance, Logistics and supply chain, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Health, Government, Media, IT/Technology, etc.) will be leveraged for real life use case solution design and strategy development during the bootcamp.
What you will learn: The objective of this unique bootcamp is to enable you to learn from scratch to design high level end-to-end solutions using Blockchain Technology, Tokens and Cryptocurrecnies for startup, business, and enterprise applications. While solutions may incorporate use of other other technologies including Mobile, IoT and AI, the primary focus of this bootcamp is Blockchain.
You will learn the foundations of Blockchain technology and tokenization and will be introduced to methodologies and tools that you will use. Therefore, this program introduces best practice from across multiple disciplines including management consulting, enterprise architecture, design thinking, analysis, policy and governance to design a solution.
Solution design as we enter a new decade in 2020 will be very different from that at the start of the previous decade. It isn’t just about digitalization of business, moving to cloud and SaaS models for cost optimization, or delivering a cool customer experience. While important, these types of initiatives will not, by themselves, be enough to succeed. 2020 ushers in a new decade of increasing expectations of digitalization and extracting value from digital assets; consumer privacy and data rights protection; pervasive adoption of automation and growth in uses of artificial intelligence; managing cyber security in a hyper-connected world of things; and exploring new market, business and governance models that meet the demands of an increasingly socially conscious consumer while delivering substantial business and customer value.
Unlike some hyped-up claims, Blockchain and tokenization will not address every challenge, nor should it. However, there are so many ways in which Blockchain must be a “central player,” required to make the overall solution desirable to customers, viable for business, and feasible from an end-to-end technology standpoint. Also, Blockchain is not the only technology that is likely to be used – your solution may use IoT, OCR, RPA, AI, etc. so, it is important to appreciate how and when to use Blockchain with these other technologies. It is also important to understand when not to use Blockchain and why not.
You do not require a technology background of coding or architecture. However, you should have experience in an industry so you can bring up and participate in practical solution development for use cases. This can include designing solutions for electronic health records on Blockchain while complying with HIPAA data privacy; real estate transactions with legal and financial due diligence; financial transactions with AML/KYC and securities compliance; trade finance applications tied into supply chain logistics and provenance; smart city and government applications; etc.
Interactive Workshop Content
With all new disruptive technology innovation strategy development framework - used by leading management consultants including McKinsey, Bain and BCG.
Pre-learning materials will be provided ahead of the bootcamp.
DAY 1: Introduction to Blockchain Technologies, Cryptocurrencies & Tokens
8:30 - Introductions
8:45 - Overview of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens
- What are Blockchain and DLTs, How they work?
- Key characteristics of Blockchains
- Structure of Blockchain
- Overview of main protocol functions
- Why and when Blockchain makes sense?
- Adoption timeline for Blockchain
10:15 - Networking Break
10:30 - A Practitioner's Guide to Successful Blockchain Implementation - Blockchain Strategy Development & Planning for Enterprises and Start-ups
- Managing and creating disruption and the need for Digital Transformation in light of exponential technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, RPA, AI, AR/VR, Voice
- Blockchain Digital Transformation
- Current developments in market, industry, technology, adoption, trends, emerging business and governance models, policy and regulatory considerations, organizational and skills planning
- Challenges and opportunities - business, technology, governance, and regulatory lessons learned from recent implementations and mitigation strategies
- Strategies for identifying, capturing and extracting value from Blockchain projects
- Blockchian solution considerations
- Business Architecture: business functions, processes, participants, policies, regulation, governance, business models,
- Application Architecture: application function, purpose, users and UX, roadmaps, interactions with internal ERP/CRM/IS and external systems
- Data Architecture: data flow, management, ownership, accountability, interfaces, impacts of policies (security, privacy), on/off-chain planning
- Technology Architecture: platforms, infrastructure, deployment, integration, testing, audits, Blockchain as a Service
12:00 - Lunch break and Networking
12:30: Blockchain Construct - Trust, Decentralization and Consensus
- How is trust established in Blockchains?
- Considerations for decentralized and distributed networks
- Consensus mechanisms - PoW, PoS, dPoS, PBFT and derivatives
GROUP EXERCISE - Interactive Consensus game
1:30 - The Blockchain Ecosystem and Technology
- Infrastructure Participants
- Middleware Participants
- Applications and Services Participants
- Sidechains and Other Participants
2:30 - Networking Break
2:45 - The Blockchain Eco-system and Technology (Continued)
- Public Blockchains
- Private Blockchains
- Consortium Blockchains
- Blockchain Infrastructure for enterprise applications
- Bitcoin Blockchain
- Ethereum Blockchain
- Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain
- Others: Corda, Ripple
- Important considerations for Enterprises
3:45 - Programming logic and Smart Contracts
- Smart contracts
- Smart Oracles
- Digital assets and smart property
4:30 GROUP EXERCISE - Solution Workshop - I: Introduction to Solution Design - Supply-chain provenance.
We will go through the step-by step process of designing a solution including: identifying participants, digital assets, transactions and interactions. defining the application and flow of information. Devising the data management approach, the type of Blockchian technology to be used, and developing the highl level solution design and process flows.
4:45 - Introduction to Cryptocurrencies, Tokens, Stablecoins and Digital Assets
- Overview of cryptocurrencies – bitcoin, ether, others
- Overview of exchanges and wallets
- Overview of keys and key management
- Overview of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) with Stablecoins and applications for lending, trading, finance, exchanges, etc.
- Overview of Tokens and applications to digital assetsRegulatory and other considerations
5:15 - Close
Supporting Courseware Material for Day 1
- Basic concepts of Finance and Economy
- What is money, currency, legal tender, ledgers
- History of Money
- Economics of Bitcoin (Monetary policy)
- Bitcoin White Paper
- Concept of Inflation, Deflation and Disinflation
- Hedging currency against Gold
- Methodologies and Tools Introduced: Management consulting decision tress and hypothesis development, root-problem identification, Current/Target state: User experience, Business process flow, Governance and Business models, Data flow, Application interactions and design, technology
Day 2: Enterprise Blockchain Transformation Strategy & Application
8:30 - Review of Day 1 and Summary Game
9:15 - Blockchain enabled emerging market trends, disruptive business models and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
- Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)
- P2P markets
- Smart property marketplaces
- Micro payments
- Blockchain notarization
- Decentralized exchanges
- Renewable energy tokenization
- ICO/STO - security tokens
10:15 - Networking Break
10:30: GROUP EXERCISE - Workshop II: SSolution Design of Participant suggested use case(s)
Work on use case(s) from participants - can include:
- Managing electronic health records (EHR)
- Pharmaceutical drug dispensing in light of HIPAA
- DeFi or Financial transactions with AML/KYC compliance
- Manufacturing/Logistics with IoT data
- Government Records with policy compliance
- Real estate listings and transactions
- Valuable goods (diamond, gold, land, etc.) and asset tokenization
We will go through the step-by step process of designing a solution including:
- Identifying participants, digital assets, transactions and interactions.
- Define the application and flow of information.
- Devise the data management approach, the type of Blockchain technology to be used, and developing the high-level solution design and process flows.
11:15 - Addressing Business Challenges with Blockchain
- Blockchain use cases in private sector (finance, insurance, media, real estate, etc.)
- Blockchain use cases in public sector (digital identity, healthcare, provenance, title deeds, etc.)
11:45 - Blockchain and Governance
- Governance in several public Blockchains including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash
- Governance in permissioned Blockchains – Hyperledger Fabric
- Governance considerations for Consortiums
12:30 - Lunch break and Networking
1:30 - GROUP EXERCISE - Workshop III: Developing Blockchain Transformation Strategy & Business Case - with Blockchain and IoT use case.
This is a deeper dive with an end-to-end management consulting approach used to develop a formal business strategy for digital transformation (DX) with Blockchain. Foundational concepts of DX strategy development are introduced which can be applied with minor adjustments to any innovation strategy project including RPA, AI, AR/VR. Voice, Mobile, Cloud, IoT, etc. However, the focus of this will be on Blockchain.
- Planning for Digitial Transformat
- Design Thinking and customer-centric design
- External analysis
- Organizational and business impact analysis
- Use case identification and prioritization
- Does Blockchain make sense - when and how to use it for the use case
- Enterprise strategy development/alignment
2:30 - Networking Break
2:45 - GROUP EXERCISE - Workshop - IV Developing the Blockchain Implementation Plan
You will work in a group and come up with your own use case and follow the process to develop your end-to-end solution strategy, plan and design.
- Blockchain business model identification
- Selecting the Governance Model
- Blockchain technology and solution architecture
- Data management
- Regulatory and policy impact identification
- PoC/Pilot/Production planning
- Identifying risks and risk mitigation
4:00 GROUP PRESENTATIONS - Participants present their solutions and group discussion
4:45 Next steps - Certification, Capstone Project Overview
4:55 Summary and Close
Supporting Courseware Material for Day 2/Capstone Project
- 5-Step Digtial Transformation Strategy Framework
- Design Thinking
- External factors and PESTEL analysis
- Capabilities analysis tools
- SWOT Analysis
- Use case identification
- Weighted Average and Prioritization
- Current/Target State analysis (as in Enterprise Architecture)
- Strategy development
- LEAN Business model canvas
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Audience: Open to business and technology professionals who are learning about Enterprise Blockchain and Digital Transformation. This course does not have a pre-requisite and assumes no technical experience and little to no familiarity with Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
Technical Knowledge: Little to none
Methodologies and Tools: The following management / business / technology methodologies and tools may be used during this workshop. In cases where these tools are used, either a brief introduction to the concepts and/or supporting material will be provided to help develop the strategy/plan (not to teach the tools themselves):
- Methods for determining disruptive forces and trends
- Digital transformation journey planning
- Design thinking and journey mapping
- PESTEL Analysis
- SWOT/TOES Analysis
- Weighting average
- Business Transformation Model
- Your cell phone / your laptop
Certification: This course is required for Business and Technical Foundational Certification. For certification - completion of Day 2: Developing a Blockchain Business Transformation Strategy – Identifying Opportunities & Assessing Organizational Impacts; successful completion of a small capstone project; and passing an exam are required. Certification requires the candidate to have either completed post-secondary education or have a minimum of two years of professional work experience.
Cost for Certification: Please note that there may be an additional fee for review of the capstone project and the certification exam. This will be kept to a minimum and shall not exceed $300 for the process.
Pricing and Discounts: Only up to 25 participants are permitted per workshop. Discount and coupon codes are for limited time only and may be discountinued at any time. Expect the price for any given course to increase closer to the date of the course.
Refund Policy: Refunds are issued less processing and creditcard/Paypay fees as long as cancelation is received 30 days in advance of the event.Unfortunately we are not able to provide refunds within 30 days of event.