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Blockchain Transforming Business - Cryptoeconomics Program

Blockchain Transforming Business Program

Business impact through new technology

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, DAGs, the crypto currency Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto are on everyone's mind - the disruptive side of distributed ledger technology brings innovation to numerous industries and enables new business models. As a participant in the Blockchain program, you will gain insights into the business models and strategic opportunities and risks of distributed ledger technology.

Assess the potential of blockchain technology for your business

The team of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics of WU Vienna together with experts from different industries will give you a solid overview on the topic “blockchain”, both from theoretical and practical perspectives. In two weeks, you will gain a broad understanding of what blockchain technology is about and how it works. Furthermore, you will gain insight about the power and potential of this technology for diverse industries. During the course of the program, you will learn about best practice examples, use cases, and application examples in various industries. You will learn how to assess the potential of blockchain technology for your business and about the first steps to implement your own blockchain project. You will obtain an overview of current developments and future trends in this field from experts of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at WU Vienna. At the end of the program, you will be able to assess the blockchain technology potential for your industry as well as your business model and understand the tools and requirements for implementation. This program will empower you to make better strategic decisions by utilizing a new block of knowledge. Finally, you will receive a certificate from WU Executive Academy as validation of your acquired blockchain expertise.

    • Target group

      YOU ARE …

      • a progressive thinking manager, business leader, innovator, analyst, responsible for business processes
      • interested in the potentials of the blockchain technology
      • aiming at building solid knowledge base of the blockchain technology and finding possibilities for implementation

      Please note: You should have at least 3 years of work experience and a good command of English (as this is the language of instruction).

    • Program Content

      Module 1: Basics of the Blockchain Technology and Potential Impact on the Economy | 1 Day

      • Introduction & Overview 
      • Use of the Blockchain Technology in Economy and Industry
        (Business Process Automation, Banking Sector, Insurance Industry Renewable Energy Industry)

       Module 2: Blockchain Solutions Behind the Promises | 1 Day

      • The Core of the Blockchain Technology
      • From the Promises of Blockchain to the Technologies Behind It
      • The Disruptive Blockchain Technology
      • Defining Opportunity and Cultivating Growth

      Module 3: Programming the Blockchain | 1 Day

      • Introduction into Blockchain Solutions, Implementations and Alternatives
      • What does it take to program a blockchain?
      • Hands on – Making a ƉApp

      Module 4: Future Development and Potential Impact on the Economy | 1 Day

      • From the Promises of Blockchains to the Challenges Behind It
      • State of Development Today and in 5 Years: Rethinking the Technologies,
        Processes, Economy and Market
    • Program Advisor

      Prof. Claudio Di Ciccio

      Assistant Professor, Institutes for Management Information Systems & Operations and Information Business, WU Vienna

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    • Certificate

      After completing the course, you will receive a certificate including course details from the WU Executive Academy.


Claudio Di Ciccio

Claudio Di Ciccio

Assistant Professor | Institute for Information Business | member of the Institute for Cryptoeconomics  | WU Vienna

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- Process mining
- Declarative process modeling
- Complex event processing

Alfred Taudes

Professor | Department of Information Systems and Operations | WU Vienna | Austria

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Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir

Director | Research Institute for Crypto Economics, Information Systems Evaluation, Open Source Business Models

Thomas Fürstner

Thomas Fürstner

founder and CTO of Riddle&Code | Europe’s leading company for blockchain interface solutions

Sabrina Kirrane

Sabrina Kirrane

Assistant Professor | Institute for Information Business | member of the Institute for Cryptoeconomics | WU Vienna

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- Digital forensics
- Data analytics
- Semantic web and linked data

Marta Olowska

Marta Olowska

International Tax Law

Markus Sabadello

Markus Sabadello

Founder of Danube Tech | pioneer and leader in the field of digital identity

Robert Schwertner

Head of business development for the blockchain platform

Matthias Tarasiewicz

Director of the RIAT Institute for Future Cryptoeconomics, Project developer and distributed systems consultant | Expert in Proof-of-Concepts and tech due diligence | Research designer for R+D projects and cutting-edge technologies

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Upgrade MBA

Would you like to dive deeper into the subject of digitization? Apply for the MBA Digital Transformation & Data Science and attend the program Blockchain and more in the part-time Master of Business Administration. You can also get credit for a continuing education program that has already been completed at WU Executive Academy.

"Digi-Winner" Grant

Did you know that the "Wiener ArbeitnehmerInnen Förderungsfonds (Waff)" is subsidizing this program with the "Digi-Winner" grant of up to € 5,000? More information and conditions on the grant (in German).

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