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Blockchain: Hype or Reality?

Strategic Business Management skills


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Tejinder Basi is the founder and CEO of Cyberium Consulting and an adjunct professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He advises public- and private-sector organizations on the secure use of leading technology, and regularly speaks on these topics. Tejinder has over 30 years of experience in business leadership, IT consulting, audit, and cybersecurity. Chris Rowell leads the Education and Professional Development at Cyberium Group, and is a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He has a doctorate in science in the field of technology strategy and venturing from Aalto University in Helsinki, and teaches blockchain from a business perspective for undergraduate, MBAs, and executives at UBC. Chris researches strategy and innovation, with a particular focus on how blockchain and other disruptive technologies affect how firms organize, create and capture value, and compete.


Enterprise Blockchain, as distinct from cryptocurrency, brings a range of promises for greater efficiency, transparency, trust, and security in business networks. In this presentation we’ll go through the basics of what blockchain is, its core capabilities, and why it matters. We’ll cover a broad range of use case categories in a variety of enterprise projects, as well as some of the more disruptive applications being worked on. The goal is to demystify blockchain and equip participants to begin thinking about how blockchain could be relevant to their organization or industry.

PDUs for PMI 0.5 Strategic and Business | 0.5 Technical

Learning Objectives:

1) Demystify what blockchain is, how it works, and why blockchain technology matters

2) Understand how blockchain is being applied today to create business value

3) Understand some of the more disruptive promises of blockchain technology, which we may see in future

Please be aware that a pre-registration email address is required. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Type of activity: Digital

Date: 23 October 2020

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members: $5.00

Students: Free


Online. MS Team details will be provided prior to the event to the registrants.