Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

2 minutes   |  SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY

The Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program from the MIT Sloan School of Management is a six-week program focused on demystifying blockchain technology for business professionals. The program draws on economic theory to present a sound analysis of blockchain technology, and to demonstrate its application and promise within a business context.

In joining this program, you’ll be guided by industry experts to examine blockchain technology through an economic lens, to learn about the possibilities and limitations of this new technology, and to evaluate its long-term implications for your organization.

You’ll join a global network of relevant, like-minded professionals, and earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan as recognition of your newfound knowledge of blockchain technology.

Get to know a few of the participants who have signed up for the course, who share some of their reasons for taking this program:

August 2018 presentation

getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies8 getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies5 getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies7 getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies6 getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies4 getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies3 getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies1 getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies2

July 2018 presentation

Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online programMeet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies8

Agha Khan [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Senior Manager, KPMG

USA

“I am looking to expand and add depth to my blockchain knowledge and experiences.”


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies5

Rouslan Ovtcharoff [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Head of Marketing, Millennium Media

USA

“I’ve been involved in the film industry for over 10 years. I’ve been following the research from MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab since 2017 and chose to take this program in order to learn more about blockchain technologies and the impact they will have on the public and private sector. I look forward to learning more about bootstrapping network effects through blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics, and using tokens to design new types of digital platforms.”


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies7

Amanda Tseng Jaskiewicz [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

USA

“Being a corporate banking professional for two decades, I have had the pleasure of working with global companies and technology companies in The Silicon Valley. Learning about new technologies and watching how they unfold and change the world is always amazing and rewarding. As a banking professional, I am particularly curious about how blockchain technology can change the financial industry going forward. We have a world population of approximately seven billion, but a good percentage of people and community continue to be untouched by the existing centralized financial network and fiat currencies controlled by governments. Individuals are often times helpless and hopeless if they are unfortunate and don’t have access to a stable economy supported by stable fiat currencies. I would love to take this opportunity to learn how blockchain technology can eliminate income inequality and the prolonged unfairness of trades due to forced intermediaries.”


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies6

Mo Shao [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Associate, JPMorgan Chase

USA

“I’m currently working as a Risk Management Associate at JPMorgan Chase with a focus on stress testing models. I would like to gain deeper insight into the blockchain industry and get connected to more people that have the same interest in this area. I’m looking forward to obtaining a career in the blockchain industry (professional) and making more friends that share a passion for blockchain.”


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies4

Kelly Diane Finer [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Director of Digital Solutions, Walmart

USA

“I chose to take this program due to expected content caliber, program duration, and exposure to new ideas. I’m looking forward to continuing my knowledge base of blockchain for my benefit and also for what I can share with my team.”


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies3

Carel Heinrich Gericke [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Executive, Group Tax, MTN Group Ltd

South Africa

“Blockchain is the future of everything. I’m looking forward to learning more about its different applications in this online program.”


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies1

Peshotan Irani [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Data-System Engineer, General Motors

USA

“I work as a data-engineer in the Warranty Department at General Motors and have helped the department recover more than $50m in the last one year. I have a coding background and have coded a Bitcoin clone and an Ethereum smart contract. I am trying to understand how blockchain technology can be implemented in the areas beyond the traditional fields such as finance/banking and how to implement it in our day-to-day life (Substratum, Basic Attention Token are perfect examples of this implementation). I see a parallel between the current state of blockchain and the internet in the 90s and I believe this is the perfect time to dive deeper into the technology and explore what is possible.”


getsmarter meet your classmates mit sloan blockchain technologies2

Akito Peter Suzuki [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Head of Global Booking Model and Structural Optimization, Deutsche Bank

London

“I truly believe that Blockchain can be the next big thing after the invention of the internet, and I wanted to learn more about it at MIT as one of the best schools in this field. I’m looking forward to getting in touch with amazing fellow classmates across the world.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Dr. Muneer Zuhdi [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Chief Technology Officer, Key Accounts, Nokia

United Arab Emirates

“Throughout my twenty years of experience, I have always been involved in the innovation and commercialization of cutting-edge technologies, resulting in 25 American and international patents. In my current function within the Global Digital Economy Practice, I am required to examine emerging and disruptive technologies. Blockchain is unique in its potential to transform every single industry, including traditional ones. MIT has always been a world-class institute when it comes to technology (and the business and strategic aspects associated with it), so it made sense to take a blockchain course with MIT. I look forward to getting more insights into the different blockchain technologies and their applications while collaborating with my classmates on thought-provoking assignments. I hope to be able to identify a blockchain application that can address a human need and make a difference in people’s lives.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Walid Gomaa [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

GM, Data Center and Cloud Solutions. EBG, Huawei Technologies

Middle East

“Blockchain will change the landscape of how many organizations manage transactions. I want to be ahead of the game to help my organization and my customers. I’m looking forward to developing a complete understanding of Blockchain technology and how can it support the digital transformation.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Kirsten Roy-Reid [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Senior Partner & Compliance Executive Director, Next Level Consulting Limited

Hong Kong

“My background is 20+ years experience in the finance/ banking industry based in London, New York, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Banking experience has focused on Compliance (AML), Risk and Control and Operational functions. For the last year DLT/ Blockchain has been more of an interest, recently I decided to turn my interest into a career change by joining a DLT/ Blockchain advising & consulting company (Next Level Consulting). The move from finance to DLT is to try and help the bridge between an established industry to an industry just starting/ evolving rapidly, to me it seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. In moving industries I looked for blockchain courses with credibility to try and build on my existing knowledge. Through the MIT program I am hoping to expand my knowledge and also network with other people that maybe also moving or just started this new, evolving and exciting space.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Siva Krishna Varma Sagiraju [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Solutions consultant, Facebook

Singapore

“I’m working as a Solutions Consultant at Facebook, and with this course, I’m hoping to understand more about blockchain technology and its implications for Business.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Tabassum Akhter [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Co-Founder, StyleSell

Bangladesh

“I love learning new things which both excite and inspire me. When I first started reading up on Blockchain technologies, I felt exactly so. It made me yearn to learn more and from the best – hence, my choice of pursuing this program!”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Noorddin Taj [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Lead Architect, IT&S Architecture, Strategy and Planning, BP

USA

“As a Strategy and Architecture Leader at BP, I am always aiming to stay up to date on emerging technologies with potential to transform the way we do business today. Blockchain is one such technology that has potential to disrupt the industry and bring huge business efficiencies, reducing threats to network security faced by most organizations. This program at MIT offers flexibility to complete the course while balancing work obligations, at the same time, I hope to extend my skill set in IT strategy, Architecture and M&A to add expertise in emerging technologies such as blockchain. The knowledge and skills I expect to gain through this program will provide opportunities for me to successfully contribute to my organizational’ s digital agenda.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Debra Lynn Feit (Fein) [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Attorney; Stratford Law, LLC and Fein Law, LLC

USA

“I am an attorney representing young, innovative entrepreneurs who are involved in cutting edge innovations disrupting the marketplace, with an emphasis in smart contracts and ICOs. I anticipate that this program will be a key force in moving my small law firm into the forefront of the future of the electronic marketplace and the next iteration of the internet by giving me the knowledge to counsel my clients and add great value to their start-ups.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Juan Pablo Degiovanni [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

CEO, Joule.mobi

Argentina

“I believe blockchain opens big doors to new ventures.”


Meet Your Classmates | MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online program

Troy Elliott MacDonald [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Chief Operating Officer of WPP Energy GmbH

Switzerland

“I am passionate about renewable energy and making an impact in developing nations, having witnessed first hand unacceptable living conditions in Africa while conducting precious metals business as an invited delegate of the Ghana Minerals Commission. I am participating in the MIT Blockchain program to better guide the launching of the WPP Token which is the method of settlement for the upcoming WPP Global Green Energy Platform. I seek to ensure that the WPP Token model translated into an optimum cryptocurrency where WPP TOKEN investors receive maximum financial benefit from all of WPP ENERGY’S present and future activity.”


Build a global network of like-minded professionals.

Learn about Blockchain Technologies from a host of industry experts

REGISTER NOW