COVID-19 STATEMENT: While this virus is impacting everyone differently, this online program is continuing as planned.
Please consider joining our global online classroom for an enriching and interactive experience to further your career.

STARTS ON

August 12, 2020

DURATION

2 months, online
4-6 hours per week

STARTS ON

August 12, 2020

Duration

2 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Is Blockchain Part of Your Solution?

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.

$3.1T
By 2030

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.

SOURCE: GARTNER

84%
Actively Involved in Blockchain

In a PwC survey of 600 executives from 15 territories, 84 percent say their organizations have at least some involvement with blockchain technology.

SOURCE: PWC

48%
Cite Regulatory Uncertainty

In the same survey, 48 percent of respondents cite regulatory uncertainty as the biggest barrier to blockchain adoption.

SOURCE: PWC

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Who is This Program For?

Progressive leaders in both the public and private sectors need to understand what new digital technologies such as blockchain can and can’t do for their organizations. If you find yourself asking what the opportunities and the limitations of blockchain are, then this program is for you. Representative roles and industries that can benefit include:

  • Business/technology strategists and consultants
  • Entrepreneurs who are interested in launching new ventures relating to blockchain or cryptocurrencies
  • Financial and banking professionals, including those in risk management and regulatory roles
  • Government officials, policy makers, and civil servants from around the globe, as this program takes a truly global perspective
  • Insurance and real estate professionals
  • Investors who want to understand the developing blockchain ecosystem to inform investment decisions
  • IT and security professionals
  • Supply chain management professionals
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Your Learning Journey

During this online journey, you’ll connect with UC Berkeley Executive Education'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 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

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Company Examples

FINANCIAL CASE

FINANCIAL CASE: Deutsche Bank

SUPPLY CHAIN CASE

SUPPLY CHAIN CASE: MAERSK

HEALTHCARE

HEALTHCARE

  • Keeping patient records secure
  • Ensuring that pharmaceuticals are genuine quality
  • Reducing insurance fraud in public and private healthcare markets

SOCIAL IMPACT: RIPPLEWORKS

SOCIAL IMPACT: RIPPLEWORKS


Note: All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Participant Profile

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Consulting
  • IT Services
  • Healthcare
  • IT Products
  • Others*

Others* - includes Agriculture, Civil Construction, Education, Electronics / Hardware, Energy, Industrial Goods, Real Estate, Retail, Telecommunications and more.

  • 1-5 yrs
  • 6-10 yrs
  • 11-15 yrs
  • 16-20 yrs
  • 21-25 yrs
  • >26 yrs

Program Faculty

Maura O'Neill

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.

Certificate

Certificate

Certificate

Get recognized! 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.

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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 UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Certificate of Business Excellence logo

This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence

  • CURRICULUM DAYS
  • Two Days
  • PILLAR(S)
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Finance & Business Acumen

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.

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