IEEE Blockchain eLearning Modules

IEEE Blockchain eLearning ModulesThe IEEE Blockchain Initiative offers a series of online eLearning modules on Blockchain. Learn from the experts about how this emerging technology will offer a new way of conducting transactions, securing networks, and recording the validity and origin of data. Courses will cover a range of topics, including the fundamentals of Blockchain, key technologies, architecture, potential applicatons, benefits, challenges, and more. Participants also have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) with each course.

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IEEE Virtual Events

Advanced Blockchain for EnterpriseAdvanced Blockchain for Enterprise Virtual Event - 4-5 December 2018
IEEE Educational Activities

Presented by corporate blockchain strategist and MIT lecturer, Steve Derezinski.

Are you ready to take your blockchain education to the next level? Coming 4-5 December 2018, these two 1-hour sessions will cover advanced blockchain concepts and applications for managers, engineers and leaders. Designed to provide business cases for disruption across energy, supply chain, IoT and finance industries, you and your staff will learn the technical aspects of using/implementing this in-demand technology to impact your bottom line.

Upon successful completion of the virtual event’s assessment, you will receive a digital certificate with IEEE continuing educations units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs).

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IEEE Virtual Event: Introduction to Blockchain TechnologyIntroduction to Blockchain Technology - 20-22 March 2018
Speaker: Morgen Peck, Contributing Editor, IEEE Spectrum Magazine special report on blockchain technology

Blockchain technology holds immense promise for a variety of industries, beyond just Bitcoin, including: Financial services and banking, Real estate, Supply chain management, Health care, Academia... and many more. From smart contracts to blockchain-encrypted academic credentials, the use cases are vast and far-reaching. Are you prepared?

To make sense of this revolution, you need to understand what a blockchain is and what it is capable of doing. Start your learning with this special 3 hour event from IEEE: Introduction to Blockchain Technology, led by Morgen Peck, contributing editor of the IEEE Spectrum Magazine special report on blockchain technology.

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Blockchain Courses on IEEE Xplore

Blockchain Courses on IEEE XploreTake your skills to the next level with these IEEE continuing education courses. IEEE now offers a collection of courses on Blockchain technology as part of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Topics include the history of the technology, costs and benefits for working with blockchain, a look at blockchain-based applications, case studies, the concept of decentralization, and more. Students are eligible to earn continuing-education units and professional development hours.

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Explained - Cybersecurity in a Hyperconnected WorldBlockchain and Cryptocurrencies Explained - Cybersecurity in a Hyperconnected World
IEEE Spectrum

In this video from IEEE Spectrum's "Cybersecurity in a Hyperconnected World" series, Stephen Cass, IEEE Spectrum Senior Editor, discusses Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies with a special guest.

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2017 IEEE Blockchain Summit2017 IEEE Blockchain Summit
IEEE Standards Association

The IEEE Blockchain Summit provided a multi-discipline discussion around the progress of blockchain adoption into select industries, while addressing critical challenges and opportunities ahead for corporates to take into consideration as they make blockchain a top priority in 2017. Six of the eight presentations are now available for on-demand viewing.

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The Bitcoin Blockchain ExplainedThe Bitcoin Blockchain Explained
IEEE Spectrum

What is a blockchain and why is it the future of the web? IEEE Spectrum has put together a video to explain this revolution in distributed computing.

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IEEE-SA Blockchain Podcast Series

IEEE-SA Blockchain Podcast Series

IEEE Standards Association has launched a new podcast series featuring interviews with Blockchain experts.

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IEEE Smart Grid Webinar: Blockchain in Smart Grid - 17 May 2018

Claudio Lima, Ph.D.Presenter: Claudio Lima, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Blockchain Engineering Council - BEC

Blockchain is considered to be a foundational technology that will create a new decentralized Internet layer. Most of today's Blockchain development has been focused on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency. However, the vertical markets, particularly the Energy sector, will benefit from the adoption of Blockchain as a potential disruptive technology that complements the insertion of Internet of Things (IoT) that improves grid device-system management, cybersecurity, and also enabling a new layer of energy trading.

This webinar introduces a unique perspective of Blockchain applied to Smart Grid. It describes the basic principles of Blockchain, how it works, the key underlying technologies, the challenges and applications. It focuses on the enterprise energy segment, and the key elements and protocols.

It will introduce the Blockchain Energy Reference Framework that is being created for the IEEE standards, addressing the Blockchain application, process, data and network layers. Finally, it will present some specific Smart Grid Blockchain use cases, including IoT Energy Trading and Transactive Energy.

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IEEE TEC Webinar: Perspective, Challenges and Future of Automotive Cyber Security Enriched with Blockchain Technology - 6 December 2017

Madhusudan Singh, Ph.D.Presenter: Madhusudan Singh, Ph.D.
Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University

As we know, Intelligent vehicles are almost in market and very soon, it will replace the human drivers worldwide. The intelligent vehicles are internet-connected vehicles, which is also communicating and data sharing between vehicle-to- vehicle (V2V), vehicles-to-infrastructure (V2I), and within vehicles. In such vehicle communication, they use CALM, DSRC and WAVE communication channels. This kind of machine has many security vulnerabilities such as data security, privacy, legality, trust between vehicles etc. They need a strong security mechanism to solve these challenges. However, the Intelligent vehicles are making secured through the traditional security mechanism similar to information technology security standards (ISO 27000 and family), but a risk of attacks will reach new levels of interoperability, and the independent decision-making will begin to embed complexity, security loopholes and potential "black swan" events. This type of research need to be built-in security and architectural design to protect emerging threats. However, Blockchain technology will break this traditional mechanism for data validation and facilitate a trustworthy environment creation for Intelligent vehicles.

Blockchain is a secure decentralized distributed ledger. The intelligent vehicles with Blockchain can create and maintain a continuously growing data transaction blocks of cryptographically secured data records against fraudulence and tamper. Blockchain can also reduce the cost of data and unpredictability of working edge devices or connecting machines. It simplifies the development of cost-effective data transaction, where anything can be tracked and exchanged, without requiring a central body. However, security is big challenge for intelligent vehicles. This presentation will introduce the automotive cyber security: perspective, challenges, and discuss how can blockchain can provide a secure trust environment for the intelligent vehicles. Where unknown vehicles can communicate and share the data with each other’s without disclosing any personal information. We have tried to present a secure trust environment model for Intelligent machines based on blockchain.

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IEEE Standards Association Webinar: Blockchain - The Game Changer in the Optimization and Efficacy of Clinical Trials Webinar - 11 October 2017

Speakers: Robert Barkovich, CEO & Founder, Health Linkages; Edward Bukstel, CEO, Clinical Blockchain; Vladimir Petrovic, Clinical Biomarkers and Diagnostics, Amgen

Moderator: Maria Palombini, Director, Community and Initiative Development, IEEE-SA

On 11 October 2017, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Membership Program held an exclusive blockchain webinar. Data sharing, data privacy, and patient recruitment in clinical trials are significant challenges for clinical research. There is a clear competitive relationship between data sharing and privacy where both must be satisfied:

  1. The need for data-sharing amongst stakeholders (researchers, healthcare providers, and regulators); and
  2. The need for patient privacy and confidentiality have created an unsustainable environment for existing legacy platforms that cannot ensure data integrity.

Blockchain has made significant strides in the financial and healthcare sectors offering a new perspective and platform for data management, distribution, and verification in this global data-sharing economy. This webinar will address the potential applications for blockchain applications within the clinical trials process.

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IEEE Standards Association Webinar: Securing the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with Blockchain - 9 May 2017

Speakers: Dr. Darryl Glover, Chief Clinical Officer, iSolve; Tim Mackey, MAS, PhD, Director, Global Health Policy Institute; Associate Director, Joint Master's Program in Health Policy and Law Assistant Professor, UC San Diego, School of Medicine; Mark Paxton, CEO, Rx360

Moderator: Maria Palombini, Director, Communities and Initiatives Development, Global Business Strategy & Initiatives, IEEE Standards Association

The learning topics of this webinar include:

  • What does serialization offer as a means of security and where can blockchain amplify those core goals?
  • How does blockchain technology distinguish and enhance the benefits of track and trace technologies?
  • Where smart contracts come into play on the supply chain and can they help in the security of the drug supply?
  • How would blockchain offer more in the area of security versus traditional ERP systems?
  • What are Pharma manufacturers most concerned with as it relates to transparency and trust with data on the blockchain?

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IEEE Internet Initiative Webinar: Introducing BlockchainIEEE Internet Initiative Webinar: Introducing Blockchain - 29 November 2016

Presented by: Greg Adamson, Chair IEEE Blockchain SIG, digital risk innovation consultant, Associate Professor University of Melbourne School of Engineering; Jonathan Mohan, Blockchain Consultant, Adviser to Factom and a founding contributor to the Ethereum project

Hosted by: Christopher Jannuzzi, Executive Director, IEEE Photonics Society

Through this webinar you will learn where blockchain technology sits in the technical landscape; the main elements of blockchain's primary application, Bitcoin; and the blockchain lexicon.

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