Blockchain Transforming Business

WU Executive Academy Vienna

WU Executive Academy Vienna


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Progressive thinker, business leader, innovator, analyst, responsible for business processes and you are interested in the potentials of blockchain technology. Participants come from a wide range of industries aiming at building fundamental knowledge of blockchain technology as well as finding implementation possibilities in the scope of their business model.

Please note: You should have at least 3 years of work experience and a good command of English (as this is the language of instruction).

About the course

Business impact through new technology

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, DAGs, the cryto currency Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto are on everyone's mind - the disruptive side of distributed ledger technology brings innovation to numerous industries and enables new business models. As a participant in the Blockchain short program, you will gain insights into the business models and strategic opportunities and risks of distributed ledger technology.

Assess the potential of blockchain technology for your business

The team of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics of WU Vienna together with experts from different industries will give you a solid overview on the topic “blockchain”, both from theoretical and practical perspectives. In two weeks, you will gain a broad understanding of what blockchain technology is about and how it works. Furthermore, you will gain insight about the power and potential of this technology for diverse industries. During the course of the program, you will learn about best practice examples, use cases, and application examples in various industries. You will learn how to assess the potential of blockchain technology for your business and about the first steps to implement your own blockchain project. You will obtain an overview of current developments and future trends in this field from experts of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at WU Vienna. At the end of the program, you will be able to assess the blockchain technology potential for your industry as well as your business model and understand the tools and requirements for implementation. This program will empower you to make better strategic decisions by utilizing a new block of knowledge. Finally, you will receive a certificate from WU Executive Academy as validation of your acquired blockchain expertise.


Module 1: Basics of the Blockchain Technology and Potential Impact on the Economy | 1 Day

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Use of the Blockchain Technology in Economy and Industry
  • (Business Process Automation, Banking Sector, Insurance Industry Renewable Energy Industry)

Module 2: Blockchain Solutions Behind the Promises | 1 Day

  • The Core of the Blockchain Technology
  • From the Promises of Blockchain to the Technologies Behind It
  • The Disruptive Blockchain Technology
  • Defining Opportunity and Cultivating Growth

Module 3: Programming the Blockchain | 1 Day

  • Introduction into Blockchain Solutions, Implementations and Alternatives
  • What does it take to program a blockchain?
  • Hands on – Making a ƉApp

Module 4: Future Development and Potential Impact on the Economy | 1 Day

  • From the Promises of Blockchains to the Challenges Behind It
  • State of Development Today and in 5 Years: Rethinking the Technologies,
  • Processes, Economy and Market


Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin is a leading voice on the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrencies to radically transform the internet and our society. She is the Director of the Research Institute for Crypto Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and the founder of BlockchainHub, a network of independent e...

Claudio Di Ciccio

Claudio Di Ciccio is an assistant professor at the Institute for Information Business and member of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria. His research interests include process mining, declarative process modelling, and...

Sabrina Kirrane

Dr. Sabrina Kirrane is postdoctoral researcher working at the Institute of Information Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Sabrina’s PhD, which she completed at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway, focused on the problem o...

Alfred Taudes

since 2018 Head WU Research Institute Cryptoeconomics 2005-2008 Coordinator of WWTF-project "Integrated Demand and Supply Chain Management" 2000-2004 Speaker of the Special Research Area Adaptive Models in Economics and Management Science 1997 Visiting Professor, Tsukuba 1993 Full Professor M...

Thomas Furstner

Tom Fuerstner is a research scientist and university professor with over 30 years of experience in formal logic, social economy theory and digital art. Tom is the founder and CTO of Riddle & Code, a company focused on developing dedicated hardware for the physical internet and public ledger s...

Marta Olowska

Work experience Since 8/2017 Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Austria Research and Teaching Associate at Global Tax Policy Center 01-05/2017Dentons Europe Oleszczuk sp.k., Warsaw Poland •Paralegal (tax practice team) 08-12/20...

Markus Sabadello

Markus Sabadello has been a pioneer and leader in the field of digital identity for many years and has contributed to cutting-edge technologies that have emerged in this space. He has been an early participant of decentralization movements such as the Federated Social Web, Respect Network, and th...

Robert Schwertner

Robby Schwertner is active in the blockchain domain: he serves as crypto expert, blogger and social media expert on cryptocurrencies and startups developing blockchain use cases. His critical insights are published globally, including at and he is a frequent speaker at in...

Matthias Tarasiewicz

Writer, technology theorist , project developer and enthusiast for immutable and unstoppable code. Researcher in future cryptoeconomics, privacy and decentralisation. Keybase, Twitter, Linkedin, Director of the RIAT Institute Founder of Future Cryptoeconomics, a quarterly magazine ab...

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