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Blockchain Basics

If you have heard “blockchain” being discussed but have only a hazy idea of what it really is and how it works, this video will help clear things up. You will learn the basics of what blockchain is, and isn’t, see some examples of how it is applied, and understand the benefits and tradeoffs. 

After this session, you will understand:

  • The difference and relation between blockchain and crypto currency

  • The fundamentals of how blockchain works

  • The key benefits of using blockchain

  • Some common tradeoffs

  • Examples of applications in different business


Interactive Online Seminar

Friday, December 4th

13:00-16:00 GMT

Registration (coming soon)



Mark Schumacher

Mark served as a finance executive and operations strategist with Accenture for 16 years and with EY for five years. He now applies that expertise as a partner in the advisory firm BusinessBlock to help companies and organizations build efficient, resilient and responsible operations. He views blockchain innovation as fundamental to addressing operational risks and inefficiencies. Mark is also the Financial Coordinator for the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University.


Stacy Benjamin

Stacy has over 20 years of experience combining design thinking with business strategy to drive innovation. She works across a wide range of industries including healthcare, energy, resources, industrial equipment, and consumer products. Stacy designs and facilitates workshops and executive education programs to deliver step change to meet evolving trends and forces. Stacy also holds a Clinical Professor position at Northwestern University, where she is the Director of the Segal Design Certificate program.

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