Executive Blockchain Education by TUM School of Management, Datarella and EBA

As a foundational technology, Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies DLT are the basis for future data-driven businesses and applications. The Blockchain-inherent decentralisation means a paradigm shift not only for technical architectures and processes, but also for business models and society at-large. For enterprises and their managers, understanding Blockchain and DLT will be an essential component of their future work.

Together with one of Germany’s leading universities, Technische Universität München TUM, and Enterprise Blockchain company Datarella, the European Blockchain Association offers the brand-new program Certified Blockchain & DLT Manager on one of the most promising but also contentious technologies: corporate leaders learn how to implement and manage Blockchain and DLT, and how to unlock its potential for the enterprise.

This Certificate Program covers the technical, business, social and legal aspects of blockchain-based solutions in a balanced and unbiased way. The target groups of this program are both people with IT and management background – employees in companies who are to be developed into Blockchain Managers, distinguishable in:
a) Technically oriented occupational groups
b) Business management oriented occupational groups

The program starts on18 September 2019 and will take place in 2 modules over a course of 5 days. Lecturers, amongst others, are:  Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes (TUM), Michael Reuter (Datarella) Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel (TUM), Florian Huber (chain.de / Paradigm Ventures), Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ernstberger (TUM) and Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe (TUM).

The program is open for applications.

European Blockchain Association – Launch Of Working Group Finance WGFin

On November 20, the European Blockchain Association launches its Working Group Finance WGFin. The launch event takes place at main incubator, Frankfurt, the R&D unit of Commerzbank Group. zeb  a leading management consultancy for the finance industry, takes over the lead of WGFin.

Working Groups within the European Blockchain Association will work towards the goal of establishing a framework and guidelines for best practices for each industry. Each Working Group will establish rules that will promote fairness, transparency, and establishing of guidelines for best practices addressing member conflicts of interest, client communications, client disclosures, and record keeping.

Working Groups will have an executive director who informs the European Blockchain Association Advisory Board about the Working Group’s activities and findings. The executive director is responsible for complying with the European Blockchain Association principles.

If you work in the finance industry and your responsibility involves Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies, you might want to join the WGFin launch event, learn about the European Blockchain Association in general, how your company can profit from participating in the WGFin and have inspiring discussions with blockchain technology inspired colleagues!

If you are interested, please register on the event’s meetup page!