Managers looking to learn the basics of blockchain technology and its practical uses can now register for the ‘Blockchain for Managers: Introduction and Applications’ MOOC <https://www.mooc4dev.org/blockchains> launching 28 April 2019.
This course does not require any prior knowledge of computer science or programming. It is instead designed for individuals working in mid-level administration and management in the education, finance, civil service and tourism sectors. University students who are interested in the topic are also encouraged to enroll – everyone is welcome.
Course content will focus on the applications of blockchain rather than the technical aspects and will address questions such as “What are the components of a blockchain?” “When and where can you use a blockchain?” and “What problems do blockchains solve?” Case studies from various industries will be used as helpful real-world examples.
The course will be directed by Professor T.V. Prabhakar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and COL Chair at IIT-Kanpur, a renowned expert in blockchain and other “super” large databases. The co-faculty includes members of academia and industry representatives from major blockchain innovators like IBM and TCS.