Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

WSJ+ members receive an exclusive 15% programme cost reduction for the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme.

PROGRAMME STARTS
30 March 2022
Registration closes 5 Apr

PRICE
£2,350 ​​£1,997

Length:

6 weeks

Language:

English

Effort:

7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme

WSJ+ members receive an exclusive 15% programme cost reduction for the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme.

PROGRAMME STARTS
30 March 2022
Registration closes 5 Apr

PRICE
£2,350  ​​£1,997

Length:

6 weeks

Language:

English

Effort:

7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

What’s Included?


WSJ+ members are invited to register for the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme presented by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in collaboration with Esme Learning. The upcoming presentation of the programme starts 12 Jan 2022, and new presentations are available each quarter. As a part of this offer, learners will receive an exclusive 15% programme cost reduction, alongside exclusive access to a white paper from Pinar Ozcan, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Upon completion of the programme, participants will receive an additional £400 credit towards another Oxford University programme in the Digital Finance Series.*

 

Offer details*

 

  • Exclusive 15% programme cost reduction to accelerate your career
  • A professional profile enhanced by a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Access to a leading academic white paper for cutting-edge industry insights
  • Collaboration with guest speakers, experts and programme participants from around the world to develop your network
  • A £400 credit towards Oxford programmes in the Digital Finance Executive Series upon programme completion

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About the Oxford Blockchain
Strategy Programme


Whether working in a larger organisation, building a new venture, or exploring a career change, this programme is designed to help students:

 

  • Understand how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are driving innovation and competitive advantage for companies in various industries and environments.
  • Feel empowered to analyse and articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of blockchain technology in a business setting.
  • Consider the economic, technical, political, and environmental implications of blockchain strategy.

 

Programme Content

Module O: Orientation

An overview of the program, the next-generation AI platform used to deliver it, and the community of fellow innovators and leaders.

Module 1: Fundamentals: Blockchain Protocols, Networks, and Cryptocurrencies

In this module, learners will examine the basics of how a blockchain protocol works, including what a protocol is, where cryptocurrencies fit in, models for consensus amongst network participants, the trade-offs inherent in these designs, the relationship between physical computer infrastructure and the security of a network, and more. Learners will also explore the open-source software ecosystem around cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols, and various models for funding protocol development and maintenance, including open-source software (OSS) approaches as well as privately funded or crowd-funded approaches such as token sales or protocol foundations.

Module 2: Opportunity: Use Cases Across Industries

In the module, learners will continue to explore applications of blockchain technology by examining specific examples of blockchain use cases across a variety of industries and lenses, including business models and business metrics, how companies can monetise specific use cases using traditional business models or new and emergent business models, and how the broader shift to digitisation and the use of open-source software across a variety of industries is accelerating the opportunity to implement blockchain protocols and digital assets as a strategic advantage.

Module 3: Landscape: The Blockchain Ecosystem and Applications

In this module, learners will gain an understanding of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology ecosystem by examining the various stakeholders that comprise the global blockchain community and their respective roles, incentives, organisational dynamics, competitive dynamics between stakeholders, and the differentiation between various emergent sectors of this industry. Learners will also explore how blockchain technology can be applied to a wide range of use cases including cryptocurrencies and digital assets, governance, consensus, immutability, and various other assurances that can be provided by public and private blockchain applications.

Module 4: Challenges: Legal, Regulatory, ESG, and Other Considerations

In this module, learners will explore how securities, data, privacy, anti-trust, and tax laws impact the use of blockchain technology. They will examine the regulatory landscapes of blockchain technology in different parts of the world, and learn to address environment, social, and corporate governance opportunities and challenges with this new technology. Learners will also examine some of the unique organisational challenges with adopting this technology and new operating models within various types of startup, corporate, and institutional environments.

Module 5: Strategy: How to Evaluate and Articulate a Business Case for Blockchain Technology

In this module, learners will evaluate the benefits and risks of bringing blockchain technology into an organisation and outline a business case for blockchain applications. Participants will learn key language and terminology associated with these new business models, and how to effectively articulate a business case using financial, operational, competitive landscape, and brand considerations. Learners will also be introduced to a business case framework and be guided on how to articulate their ideas to decision makers. This module will also explore the various types of financing and funding available for blockchain focused projects and businesses, including venture capital, grants from blockchain protocol foundations, corporate investment and partnerships, and institutional support from governments and other supranational organisations and bodies.

Module 6: Looking Forward: What the Future Holds

In this module, learners will have the opportunity to explore some of the frontier applications of blockchain technology, including decentralised finance (DeFi), NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and creator economics, governments and CBDCs, as well as esoteric ideas such as reputation markets, prediction markets, and DAOs (distributed autonomous organisations). This module will also outline some of the ways learners can become more involved in the global blockchain community, and highlight tools, resources, and references that students can continue to utilise after the programme.

Is This Programme Right for You?


You will benefit from the programme if you:

 

  • Are an entrepreneur, business leader, or executive looking to gain strategic insight and actionable knowledge to create new ventures or develop business strategies for fintech
  • Are intellectually curious and motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition or looking for future-fit skills in financial tech
  • Want to learn alongside, and build a network with, fellow participants, ranging from mid-senior to C-level executives

Who You Will Learn From


Martin Schmalz,
Programme Director
Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Martin is a tenured Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, where he currently teaches an elective for Oxford’s MBAs, MFEs, and MLFs on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance. Martin’s research expertise includes entrepreneurship, corporate finance and governance, behavioural finance and asset pricing, and various studies of the asset management industry.

Martin has co-authored the book, The Business of Big Data: How to Create Lasting Value in the Age of AI and contributed to a range of global publications. Martin’s research on how the ownership structure of firms affects firm behaviour and market outcomes has affected policy-making and antitrust enforcement worldwide.

Meltem Demirors,
Programme Director
Programme Director,
Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares

Meltem is an expert in digital asset investing with significant experience in accelerating growth and acceptance of the asset class. At CoinShares, a publicly listed (Nasdaq Nordic $CS) digital asset investment firm with $5B in assets under management, she leads investment and corporate strategy.

She is a founding member and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Cryptocurrency Council, and works closely with organisations across the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Meltem was integral to the growth of Digital Currency Group, the world’s largest digital asset investment firm, and previously worked in the oil and gas industry in corporate treasury, trading, and M&A.

Guest Experts


Eva Kaili
Member of the European Parliament; S&D Hellenic Delegation

Jill Carlson
Venture Partner, Slow Ventures

Marguerite deCourcelle
CEO, Blockade Games Inc

Nelly Chatue-Diop
Co-Founder & CEO of Ejara

Yves Messy
General Partner & Chief Technology Officer, SurflBlock Ventures

Morgan Mercer
Founder/CEO, Vantage Point

Additional guest experts


Andrew Baum - Professor of Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford / Christophe Spaenjers - Associate Professor of Finance at HEC Paris / Edmund Schuster - Associate Professor of corporate law at the London School of Economics / Emilie Choi - President/COO, Coinbase Global Inc / Eric Budish / Eva Kaili - Member of the European Parliament; S&D Hellenic Delegation Greek S&D Delegation in the European Parliament / Federico Spagnoli - Regional President, Prudential Financial/Emerging Markets Product & Ecosystems Head / Lauren Weymouth - Director, University Partnerships at Ripple / Marc Ventresca / Mark Beer / Felipe Thomaz - Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Oxford / Matt Prewitt - President, RadicalxChange Foundation / Mimi Zou - Director of Studies in Law;Regent's Park College, Oxford / Saiba Kataruka - Founder and CEO at Hashtagger / Jill Carlson - Venture Partner, Slow Ventures / Suji Yan - LFounder & CEO, Mask Networks / Whit Gibbs - CEO/ Cofounder of Compass Mining / Yaya Fanusie - Adjunct Senior Fellow Energy, Economics and Security Program / Sebastian Serrano - CEO and Co-Founder at Ripio.com / Matt Brown - VP, Corporate Development at LO3 Energy / Aya Miyaguchi - Executive Director; Ethereum Foundation / Priyanka Desai - VP of Operations; Openlaw

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