March 28, 2019
2 months, online
4–6 hours per week
The velocity of technological change is staggering. It’s a little bit like watching a parade in a small town: don’t blink, or else you’ll miss it. In this case, 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.
In a PwC survey of 600 executives from 15 territories, 84 percent say their organizations have at least some involvement with blockchain technology.
In the same survey, 48 percent of respondents cite regulatory uncertainty as the biggest barrier to blockchain adoption.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The healthcare industry is 2.5 times as likely to be the target of a data security breach. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help the healthcare system to be more secure with applications such as:
Could blockchain be used for massive good in society? The founders of Ripple, one of the top traded cryptocurrencies in the world, set up a foundation with a significant amount of its holdings with the goal to fund Blockchain for Social Impact.
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.
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