Learning outcomes

Training Description

 

Training Introduction

The Smart Contracts MasterClass is targeted towards people who want an introduction to the topic and its principal applicability from a corporate perspective, its history and potential. In this MasterClass, you will learn how the underlying technology of Blockchain has developed, how Decentralised Applications (DAPS) work and how they can be deployed in line with a companies’ objectives. This MasterClass will not cover programming, coding, or the actual development of Smart Contracts but look at this emerging technology from a business perspective.

By the end of the MasterClass, the participants will understand

  • How Decentralised Applications (DAPPS) work
  • The principles of Smart Contracts from Ethereum to Corporate Use Cases
  • How corporates can benefit from Blockchains, Smart Contracts
  • Financial risk, investment risk, and risk mitigation of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • What speaks against adopting DLT

Training Schedule

Day one

  • 09:00 Registration

  • 09:30 Welcome and Introductions

  • 09:50 Setting the Agenda and Objectives

  • 10:00 Introduction to the Blockchain Technology & the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) landscape

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 11:20 Smart Contracts

  • 13:00 Luncheon and Networking

  • 14:00 How can Corporates Realise the Full Potential of Smart Contracts?

  • 14:30 Workshop building a use case for Smart Contracts

  • 16:00 Presentation of Smart Contracts Workshop I results and discussion

  • 17:00 Feedback/Q&A

  • 17:30 CLOSE OF DAY

Day two

  • 09:00 Registration

  • 09:30 Recap of Day 1

  • 10:00 Workshop Smart Contracts Consulting Project

  • 11:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 11:30 The Regulatory Landscape – Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities

  • 13:00 Luncheon and Networking

  • 14:00 Presentation of Workshop Smart Contracts Consulting Project results and discussion

  • 15:00 Feedback/Q&A

  • 15:30 Farewell Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 16:00 END OF DAY 2

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Get to know the Expert Trainer

Matt Kuppers
Matt KuppersIndependent Expert
European Commission

Matt Kuppers is an independent consultant specialised in Start-up & SME Consulting, Entrepreneurship Training, and Economic Development. His experience spans over 10 years in the start-up industry and includes venture capital, founding businesses, and consulting of over 200 start-ups.

He is Independent Expert to the European Commission, and Entrepreneurship Programme author at his alma mater the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also trained start-ups at the Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy seeking venture capital in London. Matt is the Founder of the London-based consultancy Startup Manufactory, and a regular speaker at conferences such as The Economist Lisbon Summit, Horasis Global Meeting, and at the University of Oxford.

Matt studied towards an MPhil in Social Psychology at LSE and completed training as an Education Field Officer (Lehrstabsoffizier) at the Military Academy of the German Armed forces (FüAkBw).

Who should attend?

  • Managers who need to prepare for disruptive innovations and challenges coming out of the innovation ecosystem
  • Managers and project directors who need to better understand areas of technolgy relevant to their line of work
  • Heads of strategy and innovation
  • Champions of Innovation
  • Project Managers in Business Unit
  • R&D Staff
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Head of Data Science,
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of IT
  • Business Transformation
  • Data Architecture
  • Heads of Applications
  • Heads of Digital
  • Software Engineers
  • Blockchain Start Ups

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