Air Date: April 13, 2022 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
CITT is pleased to share a whitepaper (download link below) by the Conestoga College Magna Centre for Supply Chain Excellence: Usage of Blockchain in Canadian Supply Chains. And on April 13, 2022, join us at 12 PM ET as Erik Valiquette, Co-Founder and CEO of the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association, and Dr. Kevin McDermott, MBA, Ph.D. at the Conestoga College School of Business analyze the results and have an informal discussion about the implications of the study - including plenty of time for questions.
Blockchain has been identified as a crucial emerging technology for supply chain logistics. And while some major industry players are known to use blockchain very successfully, until now we had little insight into the landscape of the sector as a whole. This study takes a look at the state of blockchain adoption in the supply chain sector - and whether your company is an industry leader or isn't even considering blockchain - you'll want to know what the industry trends look like and where you stand.
Dr. Kevin McDermott, MBA, PhD
Dr. Kevin McDermott is a Professor of Business Analytics in the School of Business at Conestoga College, with a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Guelph and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Kevin's research examines data analytics topics including blockchain and machine learning algorithms, as well as social entrepreneurship resource mobilization.
Before co-founding both the Blockchain Supply Chain Association and the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association, Erik had a 30+ year career in logistics, working with both air and ocean cargo as well as consulting on strategy and best practices. Now, through the Blockchain Supply Chain Association, through their core services of advocacy, collaboration, and education, he brings together like-minded professionals who want to explore Blockchain in their supply chain. The member-driven association's goal is to accelerate the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology through dialogue, to help shape policy with governmental agencies for improved services, and to help the community's voice to be heard. Erik is also co-chair of the Hyperledger Supply Chain and Trade Finance special interest group and chair of the blockchain standards committee at Standards Council of Canada.
This course has been developed in collaboration with the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association to give logistics professionals a foundational understanding of how blockchain works and how different industries use blockchain. Without requiring any previous technical or expertise around blockchain or distributed ledger technology, the course explains blockchain, its definition, strategic uses, businesses cases, and more. The course explains distinct concepts like decentralization, peer-to-peer networking, smart contract automation, etc. It acts as a one-stop blockchain briefing and provides additional resources for future reference.
The next intake of this microcredential starts June 13th! Learn more and register here.