Business Implications of Blockchain Technology

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045896 (Funding Validity Period: 15 Mar 2018 - 30 Sep 2020)


#Transform your Business Model to Gain a Competitive Advantage
This intensive 1-day programme aims to demystify what Blockchain is, its relation to cryptocurrencies and how you can use Blockchain technology as a sustainable competitive advantage for business.
The programme includes success stories and case studies of how industries as varied as retail and healthcare, education and finance, music and contracts management, are adopting Blockchain to innovate as quickly as they can in the face of massive digital disruptions. Using case studies, exercises and videos, participants will experience the potential of what Blockchain is capable of, now and in the foreseeable future, as well as be able to identify the business trends and applications for underserved or new markets in selected industries that could be converted into beneficial opportunities with profitable outcomes. 
Next Course Starts On20 Feb 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD856.00* (as low as SGD56.80* after maximum funding) Learn more

1 Day


Singapore Management University

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the structure and technology behind Blockchain, the market environment, investments and  key stakeholders involved and the expected technology disruption to follow.
  2. Discover new forms of management and organisation through smarter frameworks for business in identity and data sharing, trading, settlements, payments clearing and storing registries.
  3. Evolve a short and long term strategy for your organisation to realise the potential of Blockchain.
  4. Gain insights into the need for a Blockchain Regulatory framework. 
  5. Reflect on the future of Blockchain. 

Reflection / Discussion

  • “What is in it for me?”
  • “Why should I care?”
  • “How do I prepare for it?”


Programme Outline

1. Introduction
    • Why is everyone talking about Blockchain? Is it another tech disruption?
    • What is the structure of Blockchain?
    • What is the technology underlying it? 
    • Who are the key stakeholders involved?
    • What is the market potential, environment and investments made?
    • Where is Blockchain today and what’s expected in the future?
2. Industry Impact of Blockchain
    • How different industries are innovating with Blockchain?
    • Impact to management and organisation structure
    • Case Study: Applying a strategy framework to a Blockchain use case
3. Blockchain Business Opportunities and Challenges
    • Business applications in payment and cryptocurrencies
    • Business applications in supply chain, contracts and other industries
    • Groupwork: Scope of a company’s Blockchain strategy, SWOT
    • Regulatory frameworks
4. Future of Blockchain
    • Emerging news
    • Possible growth directions for different industries
    • Innovation capabilities of Blockchain
    • Game: Future of Blockchain
5. Reflections: What does this mean for me? Future-proofing your career

Who Should Attend

This programme is suitable for business owners, professionals and individuals who are interested to gain practical understanding and knowledge of how Blockchain technology will impact current and future businesses, as well as how they can prepare themselves for this technology disruption.



Participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to undergo an assessment at the end of the programme. Only upon meeting the minimum attendance rate and passing of the assessment, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.
Participants who failed the assessment will be given a chance for re-assessment at a re-assessment fee of SGD214.00 (incl. 7% GST). Each participant is allowed up to 2 re-assessments. The first re-assessment has to be taken within 1 month following the last attempt and will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy.

Participants who meet the minimum attendance rate but do not achieve a pass for the assessment will be issued a Certificate of Participation.

Fees and Funding

FULL FEE S$856.00* per person

For Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents

Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG FundingS$256.80* per person


Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced SubsidyS$96.80* per person
For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years & above (13 years & above for Persons with Disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than SGD2,000Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 25% Workfare Training Support SchemeS$56.80* per person
For SMEs* sponsoring their employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent ResidentsFee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (Please refer to below for ETSS criteria)S$96.80* per person

*(incl. 7% GST)

Fees include:

  • tuition
  • course materials
  • instructor's fee
  • 2 tea break refreshments per day (excl. lunch) during the module
  • 1 assessment per person for each module

Re-assessment fee at SGD214.00 (incl. 7% GST) per attempt, up to a maximum of 2 re-assessments per person.  Please note that re-assessment fee is not supported by the SSG Funding.

The first re-assessment has to be taken within 2 weeks after the notification of result. The first re-assessment will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy and conducted from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to SGD500) to defray part of the course fee. With effect from 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit claim will only be paid directly to the training provider from SkillsFuture Singapore.  Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange (click here) and SMU Academy has to be informed on the Claim ID no. and claim amount in order for the correct payable course fee amount to be reflected on the invoice.  Please click here for the SkillsFuture Credit Booklet / User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. 

IMPORTANT  For the Business Implications of Blockchain Technology programme, please search for course code CRS-N-0045896 for your SkillsFuture Credit claim submission. 

Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the programme are eligible to apply for absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.  For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

All NTUC union members and self-funding are eligible for UTAP funding (up to SGD250 per annum).  Please click here for more information on UTAP and application.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
INTAKE 116 Aug 2018 (9.00am – 6.00pm)Fully Subscribed
INTAKE 220 Feb 2019 (9.00am – 6.00pm)Confirmed to Commence

* Participants are required to take an assessment from 5.00pm – 6.00pm. 

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Global Head of Partner Programs, Google

Anuprita Bhomick has 24 years of international experience working in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Strategy, Product Development, Analytics and Big Data in the some of the biggest tech companies like Intel, Apple, Yahoo, Dell, HPE and Google. She is currently the Global Head of Partner Programs at Google and prior to this, she was Director, Strategic Programs & Operations, Worldwide Channel & Alliances Sales at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In her experience, she has managed global teams as well as global transformational projects, and she is intrigued by how people react to change, regardless of how beneficial the change is. 
She has an Engineering degree from Mumbai University, a MBA from NUS Business School, an executive masters in Consulting from Insead and has studied Data Science and Artificial Intelligence from MIT. 
Anuprita is a speaker at many global conferences including TEDx. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the NUS Business School where she teaches Big Data Strategy. Her research interests include cognitive neuroscience, the human computer interaction and the future of work.

Additional Details

SkillsFuture Skills Framework

This programme is approved under the SkillsFuture Generic Skills and Competencies (GSC):

  • Lifelong Learning (Intermediate)


Certified Professional Business Manager (CPBM)

The Business Implications of Blockchain Technology programme is part of the Professionals Management Toolkit (PMT) Series. Participants who successfully complete 6 programmes offered by SMUA-HCML within 5 years will receive the Certified Professional Business Manager (CPBM). For example:

Please click here for CPBM details and list of programmes.   


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