Blockchain will impact multiple existing business models across almost every domain. With over 90% of financial institutions, 30 governments, and thousands of companies from almost every industry already riding the wave, Blockchain is expected to impact the world in the same manner the internet did many years ago.

This workshop will provide a comprehensive 360° overview of the origins, evolution, building blocks and technologies of Blockchain. Practical use cases, benefits and challenges across various industries will be explored. You will gain a clear understanding of Blockchain and where it stands today beyond the hype, the building blocks of Distributed Ledger Technologies and its most common platforms used today. Furthermore, you will identify what are the profiles and steps needed to adopt Blockchain in business. 

Topics Covered

  • Overview
  • Blockchain Fundamentals
  • Blockchain Building Blocks
  • Evolution of Blockchain
  • Use Cases and Practical Applications
  • Benefits of Blockchain
  • Challenges
  • Blockchain Technology, Most Common Platforms & Uses
  • Required Profiles in Organizations
  • Governance & Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Explain what blockchain is, its building blocks as well as its evolution to its current state.
  • Key terminology and concepts.
  • Appreciate practical use cases, benefits and challenges of Blockchain in business.
  • Describe most common Blockchain technologies, their uses, advantages and disadvantages.
  • Identify the steps and competency profiles needed to adopt Blockchain in an organization.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Leaders
  • Technology Leaders
  • Managers and professionals across all industries wishing to gain clear understanding of Blockchain technology and its business value
  • Innovation Leaders
  • Change agents from government, banking, supply chain, healthcare, pharma, retail, agriculture and transport industries

Section(s) offered

Section Title
Understanding Blockchain: Beyond the Hype
Language of Delivery
Remote Workshop
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Mar 19, 2021 to Mar 26, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Format(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $595.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 19, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 19, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing to pd.conted@mcgill.ca.

  • Receive a full refund if your cancellation request is received up to 14 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • Receive a refund minus $100 cancellation fee if your cancellation request is received up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • No Refunds are issued if your cancellation request is received within 7 days of the start date of the workshop, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.

Please note that if no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

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