UAE - Coursera and INSEAD launch Blockchain Specialization
Wednesday, 04 03 2019, Category: Technology, Country: Middle East
Dubai - Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, has announced they are partnering with INSEAD, one of the world’s top business schools, to launch ‘Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise,’ a new Specialization taught by Don Tapscott, adjunct professor at INSEAD and co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI).
With content derived from the BRI’s multi-million-dollar research program, the four-course Specialization, available in the Middle East and around the globe, is designed to introduce business professionals to the world of blockchain, focusing on how to strategically leverage the technology to create scalable business opportunities. Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on blockchain and the role technology plays in business and society.
“Blockchain is reshaping the business world and creating new opportunities across a variety of industries. It is helping revolutionize business processes, drive efficiencies, and even lower costs, so it’s critical that both technical developers and business professionals understand blockchain and its applications,” said Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with a top institution like INSEAD and leading blockchain authority Don Tapscott to help professionals make informed, strategic decisions about how to use blockchain to transform their business.”
“With blockchain spending in the Middle East and Africa poised to reach $307 million in 2021, acquiring blockchain skills will be key to helping the UAE emerge as a knowledge-powered economy," said Leah Belsky, Vice President of Enterprise at Coursera. "In line with Dubai's 'Blockchain Strategy', which aims to promote efficiency around government services and fuel economic development, our new ‘Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise’ Specialization will help business leaders in the region gain the critical skills needed to innovate.”
“Educating leaders is one of the keys to accelerating the widespread adoption of blockchain,” said Don Tapscott. “Working with INSEAD and Coursera, we’ve been able to develop the world’s definitive online course for blockchain in business. This will be invaluable to learners around the world.”
Source: MENA Herald