Blockchain is an emerging technology that’s quickly becoming critical for organizational innovation. In a 2020 Deloitte Global Blockchain Survey, 88% of senior executives indicated they believe blockchain technology will eventually achieve mainstream adoption.
The Canadian Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has identified blockchain as one of five transformational technologies with the highest demand for skilled workers in Canada. Yet for Canadian organizations, especially those in early adopter industries like finance, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, natural resources, advanced manufacturing and retail, the lack of local blockchain talent is presenting a barrier to implementation and growth.
UBC is addressing the skills gap with the new UBC Micro-certificate in Blockchain Innovation and Implementation. It’s a program designed for leaders and decision-makers, project and product managers, business analysts, entrepreneurs and other professionals who require skills and knowledge to assess and implement blockchain strategies.
The program is developed by Blockchain@UBC, a pioneer in blockchain education and research whose mission is to advance the design, development and adoption of blockchain technologies to benefit Canadians and the world.