A one-day workshop that highlights the key principles of blockchain technology and its applications in the business and finance worlds.

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According to Gartner research, the business value-add of blockchain will grow to slightly more than $176 billion by 2025, and then it will exceed $3.1 trillion by 2030. Blockchain was once a technology that was purely associated with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Over the years, blockchain has emerged as a leading technology poised to disrupt a myriad of industries given resilient and tamper-proof records that are created from the deployment of such technology.

In this course, participants will develop a deep understanding of what blockchain is and how it works as well as dive into various business and finance applications. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to confidently interface with technical blockchain development teams to collaboratively identify and develop new products and services that utilize this innovative and powerful technology. This course will also cut through the hype surrounding the birth of digital assets built on public blockchains such as Ethereum and EOS and how this new asset class as a whole is impacting the realms of venture capital and entrepreneurship.

This is not a programming-based course, but attendees should still bring a Mac or Windows computer to this course to access course notes.

If you sign up for the Introduction to Data Science course on 28 September 2019 at Concordia, you will receive a bundle price of $149 for the two courses instead of $99 per course. We will refund you $49 just before or after the seminar. To sign up for the course, visit here.

Montreal, Canada
29 September 2019
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Course Prerequisites


Blockchain Overview

An introduction to foundational blockchain principles, mechanics, and design.

Deep Understanding of Nuts and Bolts of Blockchain Technology

While this class is not programming-based, you will leave with an understanding of the inner workings of blockchain technology.

Problem Solving Strategies

Determine how blockchain can streamline and solve real-world business problems.

Trends Analysis

Students will gain insights on which areas blockchain will be the most impactful, including electronic payments, trade finance, and digital goods.

Collaborative Environment

Participants will discuss blockchain topics with other attendees and their Cognitir instructor, as well engage in numerous use case exercises.

Support Beyond the Classroom

All Cognitir participants receive course notes, a certificate of completion, instructions on how to add the course to their LinkedIn profiles, and post-seminar email support


This course is relevant for both business and nonbusiness students. In particular, students interested in strategy, finance, operations, and transactions roles as well as aspiring entrepreneurs could greatly benefit from this course.

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What Past Participants Say

"Great teaching style and content!"
– Chris M.
"Good overview and intro to data science."
– Fiorella M.
"Perfect pitch, sufficient practical & principle lessons."
– Andrew T.
"Great introduction for those with no background in computer science."
– Marissa G.

Course Specific Questions

Do I need experience with computer programming to join this course?

No, you do not need any prior programming experience for this course.

Will I be able to build and deploy my own blockchain?

Long answer short - no. Building and deploying a blockchain technology requires advanced programming skills. However, this course will arm you with the necessary knowledge to work collaboratively with development teams to plan and build blockchain technologies.

Do I need to install software prior to the class?

No, this is not a programming-based course. That being said, having Adobe Reader will be necessary to access the PDF course notes.

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