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Blockchain

Using Its Potential to benefit Your Business

Blockchain - Using Its Potential to benefit Your Business (BCH.4)

Module 1
Dates 2. - 3. Dec 2019
Duration 2 Days
Location Berlin
2,600 €

Blockchain

Executive education program in English

In 2018, trends such as blockchain, bitcoin, ethereum and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are continuing to take press and social media outlets by storm. Blockchain remains in the spotlight, and is sought after by myriad markets for its application possibilities. The technology can be seen as the core of a digital trust machine that people can use to replace human and labor intensive processes we have traditionally employed to overcome trust boundaries. However, blockchain technology still remains out of reach for many companies, policymakers and strategists. What is behind this innovative technology and how can it actually create added value for companies? Which application possibilities exist and what new applications might be possible?

 

In this program, we will focus on three leadership perspectives regarding blockchain:

 

 

  • Understanding characteristics of blockchain technology. How did the technology develop? What are the alternatives? Who are the players?
  • Analyzing value creation of blockchain start-ups. What value do they create? What is the differentiation against current solutions? Is there a market potential?
  • Applying blockchain technology. How can we use cryptocurrencies? What are applications for businesses? What new applications might be possible?

 

Target audience: Who should attend the program?

Executives across industries who would like to get an introduction to this disruptive technology. We do not expect IT expertise and welcome curiosity for this new topic.

 

Key benefits: Profit from hands-on expertise

  • You are able to evaluate the potential of blockchain for your company, its opportunities and its challenges
  • You understand the motivation of startups and entrepreneurs in the blockchain field and obtain an overview of players in the field
  • You draft a blockchain application within the program and learn about critical issues when implementing blockchain projects

 

Key topics

  • Understanding blockchain and its promise
  • Value creation and business models of startups
  • Blockchain technology stack
  • Application workshop to experience technology and generate blockchain application

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Fabian Gompf

Product & Project Manager at Parity Technologies
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Christoph Burger

Christoph Graupner-Dietrich

Manager Business Development
Testimonial

It is really impressive how ESMT is able to provide such an in-depth program for such a leading-edge technological trend!

Peter Minev, VMware Bulgaria EOOD
Testimonial

The blockchain world unfolded and we were able to draft plans which now – just five months later – have led to concrete projects.

Christopher Nigischer, NXP Semiconductors
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