Blockchain for the Enterprise

What you will gain from this course…


Course modules will enable you to


  1. Understand how blockchain technology is relevant for you and your enterprise business strategy.

  2. Build a strong foundation in blockchain technology: what it does, what the different components and potential variants are; and how it is evolving.

  3. Identify which aspects of blockchain technology are most important and relevant to you.

In addition, working sessions are targeted at enabling you to:

  1. Articulate the industry potential of blockchain technology and use cases specific to your enterprise.

  2. Set a strategy to prepare your business or your clients for the emerging “decentralized economy”

  3. Define projects that can best leverage blockchain technology and open source efforts such as Hyperledger in contexts of high value to your enterprise.



  1. What is a blockchain?

  2. Why should you/your Enterprise be interested in blockchains?

  3. Motivating Use Cases for Enterprises

  4. Cryptographic Hashes & Digital Signatures

  5. Blockchain structure – I

  6. Flavors of blockchains

    • Public vs. Private  blockchains

  7. Bitcoin and Altcoins.

  8. HyperLedger

  9. Evolution

  10. Architecture

  11. Business Models

  12. HyperLedger Fabric

  13. Demo & Exercise

  14. Discussion and brainstorming

Target Audience

The target audience for this course includes:

  1. Executives looking to better understand Blockchain technology and the opportunities that are emerging so as to connect corporate strategy to technology

  2. Technologists and Entrepreneurs wanting to understand and explore the BlockChain ecosystem

  3. Consultants and Professional Service Providers

Background Assumed

None, except for a curiosity about blockchains and their impact on you and the world.


There is an increasing buzz surrounding terms like blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Hyperledger, etc. With more than a billion dollars in venture capital invested in digital currency-related startups over the last several years, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become a fast-growing emerging technology. Open source blockchain projects such as Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger are gaining increased attention in industry.  Industry consortia have been formed to leverage blockchain technology in various verticals, including banking, finance, healthcare, supply chain, and real estate to name just a few.

Some people claim that a decentralized public ledger, like the blockchain, will significantly improve our ability to make and receive payments, increase transparency in government and financial markets, and increase the interoperability of our personal data like medical or educational records while also increasing our ability to control who has access to them. Others argue that digital currencies like Bitcoin are fundamentally flawed and will never achieve the widespread adoption that more centralized infrastructures currently enjoy.

The goal of this course is to help you make decisions that are appropriate for you/your enterprise by enabling you to understand and work with blockchain/Hyperledger technology.

Hadoop Architecture

Course Duration :

[4 weeks (2hrs a week)

OR 1 full day ]

Course Instructor

Dr. P. A. Subrahmanyam ("Subra") has been a Consulting Professor at Stanford University. He is also engaged in Management/Strategy/Technology consulting for startups, international corporations & investment firms (Venture Capital & Private Equity), and has served in various executive roles including Chairman, CEO, CTO/CSO.


He was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Formal Methods in System Design, a premier journal in its field. He has also presented keynotes, tutorials and colloquia at conferences universities, & research laboratories worldwide.

Dr. Subrahmanyam has been a Chair/Co-Chair/member of several working groups, including Cloud Security Alliance Big Data WG; Cloud Infrastructure Security/Privacy & NIST SmartGrid working groups; the Wireless Innovation Forum (Handsets; Cognitive Radio); IFIP WG 10.2/10.5 on System Design. He has been a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society; and has served on several advisory boards, including the Princeton/New Jersey Center of Excellence for Embedded Systems and Systems-on-Chip design, IEEE, as well as boards of privately held corporations. Dr. Subrahmanyam is a Fellow of the IEEE.