Blockchain technology is a digital, decentralized ledger that helps to build trust and eliminate the need for third-party intermediaries in trust-less environments. The software permanently stores and distributes transactions, creating an immutable, auditable and tamper-proof digital trail. It has the potential to radically overhaul the nature of business, changing the job landscape and causing disruption across industries, which is why Saïd
Blockchain is at a tipping point where clarity is emerging about its potential use across multiple industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, energy and financial services. While there's excitement associated with the opportunities for new business models and technologies to be created, there is also a fear of job losses and massive industry disruption.
"With 80% of banks developing blockchains, and industries from law to aerospace exploring possibilities, the next 5 to 10 years will see massive disruption from blockchain adoption as jobs are automated and new industry applications are created," Associate Fellow at Oxford Saïd and Course Co-Convenor of the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme
The short course has been designed for senior executives and managers - as well as professionals with a keen interest in blockchain - to understand how blockchain will affect and shape business. It will provide them with an actionable strategy to respond to blockchain and incorporate it into their long-term planning.
"The application of the core technology behind bitcoin - blockchain - extends much further than the widely recognized cryptocurrencies," Associate Professor of Business Economics and Co-Convenor of the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme at Oxford Saïd Nir Vulkan said. "Blockchain has the potential not only to change how we transfer value, but could shift our systems of trade, identity, efficiency and governance across all sectors, radically transforming traditional approaches to management. What participants will understand from our course is what is on the horizon for their business and how to prepare for that."
In addition to the insights and advice these global authorities will share in the short course through both video interviews and lectures, participants will learn about two strategy frameworks developed specifically for the short course: the Oxford Blockchain Strategy framework and the Oxford Blockchain Regulation framework. On successful completion of the short course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance from Saïd
"Technology and the mobile revolution are rapidly transforming financial markets, institutions, and business models,"
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