Blockchain: Hope or Hype?

A CBS Executive Education Masterclass

Chain made of data

Blockchain technology is developing at breathtaking pace, and has the potential to disrupt normal practices in many fields, including accounting, finance, supply chain management and business logistics. Applications in blockchain technology are being developed across many sectors, and whilst some of these are likely to fail, others will flourish and cause great disruption in certain industries. It is vital for business leaders and managers to be aware of this threat to know how to successfully navigate these changes.

This masterclass introduces blockchain technology, looks at how a blockchain is built and implemented, and discusses the potential for blockchain to cause both disruption and advancement. You’ll learn how to strategise, navigate change and successfully turn blockchain technology into a business opportunity.

Program details

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 (This program has now concluded. If you are interested in attending future sessions, please submit an expression of interest to our team.)

Time: 9am – 4.30pm

Where: Curtin 137 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Curtin Alumni / Current students: $479
General: $529

Inclusive of a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Key takeaways

Participants of this program will:

  • Gain an understanding of disruptive technologies that have affected businesses over the last three decades.
  • Learn of the consequences of not recognizing the threat of disruption in a timely manner, and business strategies to successfully manoeuvre disruptive changes.
  • Receive an overview of blockchain and how it works, including the key characteristics of blockchain.
  • Leave with an understanding of when the use of blockchain technology is appropriate, as well as study examples of applications for blockchain technology.

Who is this program for?

This program is suitable for mid to senior level management executives responsible for business strategy, accounting, finance and operations.  It is also for entrepreneurs or early career professionals wishing to know more about blockchain technology and the business opportunities it presents.

Program Schedule

9amWelcome & overview of the day - Danelle Cross, CBS Executive Education
9am to 10.30amDisruptive technology: Why should we take it seriously
10.30 am to 11.00amNetworking morning tea
11.00am to 12.30pmBasics of Blockchain;

Building a Blockchain
12.30pm to 1.15pmNetworking lunch
1.15pm to 2.30pmState of Art in Blockchain: Use cases being developed
2.30pm to 3.00pmNetworking afternoon tea
3.00pm to 4.30pmBusiness Opportunities of Blockchain in WA Economy and Businesses
Wrap up


Optional pre-reading:

  • Innovator’s Dilemma  by Clayton Christensen

Express your interest

This program has now concluded. If you are interested in attending future sessions, please submit an expression of interest to our team.