Blockchain: Embarking on the Journey

Gain an awareness and appreciation of the Blockchain technology and its impact in the business world.

Blockchain technology is on the rise. With the technology being adopted at a rate faster than anticipated across industries - ranging from real estate, financial services to legal service - having a basic understanding of Blockchain is a must for everybody. New job roles ranging from support to development roles involving Blockchain are expected to grow as the technology becomes more widely adopted. At some point, your organisation is likely to introduce Blockchain as the new enabler to your operations or in your existing job role, and you may be required to integrate the technology into your existing ecosystem.


Programme Objectives

• Understand what blockchain is, how it works and its key benefits to businesses
• Become familiar with the various use cases on adoption of the blockchain technology
• Learn how to design a blockchain for your business 

Who Should Attend

Business function and/or IT managers, and working adults seeking to gain an appreciation of the blockchain technology and its applications in the business world.

Level of Proficiency



An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.


Upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement and passing the assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Type of Course



Finance, Tech-Enabled Services

Instructional Methods and Learning Activities

Lectures, Discussions, Case Studies


SkillsFuture Series

Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via



Full Fee: S$856 per participant (including GST)


Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$256.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$96.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


Note: SkillsFuture Credit may be used to defray part of the fee payable listed above. (What is SkillsFuture Credit?)


Participants should be familiar with Microsoft Excel and be able to write and edit basic formulas and functions.

Course Dates

Run 1: 30 November 2017 (Full)

Run 2: 28 February 2018 (Full)

Run 3: 3 May 2018




Dr. Suiunbek Ibraev

Head MRM Analytics and Market Price Control, OCBC Bank


Dr. Ibraev has more than 15 years of investment banking experience. He worked in Frankfurt, London and Singapore as a front office quant in Dresdner Kleinwort, Commerzbank, VTB Capital, ANZ specialising in interest rates and foreign exchange exotics. Models developed by Dr. Ibraev had been used for real time pricing, hedging and risk management. He is in charge of analytics and market price control in market risk management department at OCBC Bank. Dr. Ibraev oversees model validation and risk methodologies, e.g. VaR and CRE. He holds PhD in Global Optimisation from University of Wuppertal, Germany.