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Blockchain Online Training Available from University College London

Peter Bambridge
Director – Consumer Markets

University College London (UCL) and FutureLearn have recently joined forces to bring together an online course for Blockchain Training. The training features overall explanations of blockchain technology, use cases and discussions about the impact blockchain adoption is increasingly having on enterprises of all sizes.

The training course became available online on 22nd June 2020 from University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technology (UCL CBT) and Future Learn.

More details on this course are available at:
The Future of Business: Understanding Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

This four-week training course is available free through the FutureLearn online training platform, with upgrade options including certification.

This course covers the following topics:
•    Introduction to Blockchain and DLT through a case study of a company that uses various aspects of the technologies to solve business problems.
•    How and why Blockchain technologies can be used in business to improve processes and inform decision-making.
•    Blockchain’s Bitcoin beginnings and how Blockchains can change how information and value is stored, transferred and coordinated.
•    How DLT can be used to change current business models through the use of smart contracts and secure data coordination.

Knowing where to turn to for insights on this increasingly important subject is not always obvious, and getting the right balance of concepts, technology and use cases in an easy to understand form has been a challenge until recently. If you are interested in learning about Blockchain, then I recommend this introductory course.

About the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

The University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) was founded in 2016 to research the effects of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and blockchain in our socio-economic systems. The centre is the nucleus for DLT and blockchain research and engagement across eight different departments at UCL and for its Research and Industry Associate network. This network consists of over 180 researchers and practitioners from UCL, other academic institutions and companies utilising DLT.

Further Reading: Commercializing Blockchain
For further information about Blockchain and its potential use in enterprises, I recommend the book Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World. 

Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World is a practical and easy-to-understand guide to blockchain.  This timely book illustrates how this revolutionary technology can be used to transform governments, businesses, enterprises and entire communities. The author draws from his experience with global retailers, global technology companies, UCL Centre for Blockchain technologies, the government of the UK, Retail Blockchain Consortium and many other sources to present real-world case studies on the use and benefits of blockchain. Topics include financial transactions, tokenisation, identity management, supply chain transparency, global shipping and freight, counterfeiting and more. 

This book was written by Antony Welfare, a noted expert on blockchain technology and the retail industry, with contributions from a variety of industry leaders including Oracle contributors Michael Forhez and Peter Bambridge.  

About the Author

Peter Bambridge | Director – Consumer Markets

Peter has extensive experience providing solutions to the Retail and Consumer Goods industries. 
He focuses on advanced technologies such as Blockchain, AI and IoT and how they can be utilized to deliver use cases in the industry to drive profitable growth. Peter’s current role is Director Industry Strategy Group at Oracle, where he works within the Global Consumer Markets team. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as an Industry Analyst at Gartner Inc.,  with Deloitte Consulting, and for a variety of leading software solution and service providers.


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