Upcoming Blockchain Workshops
Discounts available for CWRU alumni. Early bird, corporate & multiple registration discounts available.
Corporate and Group Discount:
3 or more attendees: $599 per person
To register for Corporate Discounts:
All the participants should be from the same company. All the participants will register themselves one at a time, selecting “pay by check” as a mode of payment. The group leader will contact us of their names at Gaurav@SoothsayerAnalytics.com or call: (248) 835-7005. We will send an invoice to the group leader or Administrator, that can be paid “online” or “by check.” Offers cannot be combined.
About the Workshop
The goal of this 1-day workshop is to give participants a comprehensive overview of the Blockchain technology and its potential applications in the business / enterprise context.
Course Content & Schedule
8:00 am to 8:30am: Registration + Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 10:00 am: Session 1
• In this session we will discuss how Blockchains & DLTs have the potential to fundamentally change the enterprise & economic landscape. Blockchains & DLT create a new set of tools – Shared Ledgers, Smart Contracts & Token Economics – to redesign economic engagement among firms and transform economic & enterprise networks. We will delve deeper into the fundamental concepts behind each of these tools. The focus would be to understand the application of these tools in a business context and gain an appreciation of why they are important.
10:00 am to 10:15 am – Break
10:15 am to 12:00 pm: Session 2
Continuing our discussion of Shared Ledgers, Smart Contracts & Token Economics, we will discuss their application in the context of business networks. In today’s highly inter-connected world, economic value gets created by firms collaborating with each other – this results in the creation of economic (business) networks. Such real-world economic networks are complex involving direct & indirect (multi-hop) relationships and a variety of engagement models. Using real world examples & case studies, we will discuss how these tools are being used by businesses & enterprises.
12:00 pm to 1pm: Lunch
1pm to 2:30pm: Session 3
In this session, we will focus on the technology aspects of Blockchains. Since this technology is growing rapidly, there is a multitude of technology choices and very little standardization. To get clarity of this technology, we will first clarify the overloaded terminology e.g. Blockchain vs. DLT (Distributed Leger Technology). Then, we will delve into public vs. permissioned blockchains and discuss when to use what. This session will give an overview of the evolving Blockchain technology stack so that participants can make informed decision about how to start using Blockchains.
2:30 to 2:45pm: Break
2:45 pm to 4:15pm Session 4 + Q&A
Given the interdisciplinary nature of the challenges that this technology seeks to address, we will discuss who in the enterprise should get involved in a Blockchain project. What skill sets are needed and how to make the right decisions in terms of team size and how to manage such inter-disciplinary teams? This session will be more discussion based to explore questions & potential applications of Blockchain based solutions which may be of interest to participants.
Mentor & Professor
Dr. Praphul Chandra
Founder of KoineArth
Dr. Praphul Chandra is the Founder of KoineArth which works at the intersection of Mechanism Design, Blockchains and Machine Learning. He is also a professor of data science and machine learning at the International School of Engineering (Insofe). Prior to this, he was Principal Data Scientist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where his focus was on the application of machine learning techniques to solve real world problems across multiple domains like the Internet of Things, Taxation Fraud, Telecom and Social Network Analytics. His other industry experience includes positions at HP Labs and Texas Instruments. He has an undergraduate degree in Electronics engineering from IIT BHU, a post graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY, a post graduate diploma in public policy from University of London and a PhD in Game Theory & Mechanism Design from the Indian Institute of Science.
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