New Postgraduate Courses in Blockchain for Business Leaders
Posted on June 8, 2023
Digital Technology Skills Limited, a partner of the Digital4Business consortium, recently announced the launch of three new postgraduate courses in blockchain for Business Leaders. The exciting development took place during Blockchain Ireland Week and was made possible by funding from Skillnet Ireland, another consortium partner. The event was attended by Dr. Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, who highlighted the importance of this initiative in addressing the skill gap in the digital technology sector. The collaboration between Digital Technology Skills Limited, Atlantic Technological University, and industry representatives further emphasizes the power of combining industry, academia, and state agencies to meet the evolving needs of the EU’s digital landscape.
Embracing Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology continues to reshape industries and holds tremendous potential for revolutionizing business processes across various sectors. However, a lack of skilled professionals in blockchain has been identified as a significant challenge. In response to this, Digital Technology Skills Limited, in collaboration with Atlantic Technological University and industry leaders, aims to bridge this gap through the introduction of three new postgraduate courses designed specifically for business leaders.
The Launch Event
During Blockchain Ireland Week, the announcement of the new postgraduate courses was made in a ceremony that brought together key stakeholders from the digital technology industry, academia, and government. Dr. Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, graced the occasion, underscoring the government’s commitment to fostering skills development in the digital sector.
The success of this initiative is a testament to the power of collaboration. Digital Technology Skills Limited partnered with Atlantic Technological University to design and develop the postgraduate courses. Dr. Trevor Clohessy and his colleagues at the university played a pivotal role in shaping the curriculum to meet the specific needs of business leaders looking to harness the potential of blockchain technology.
Furthermore, the involvement of industry representatives, such as Frank Friel, VP Technology Management Blockchain Labs at Fidelity Investments, further strengthens the courses’ relevance and practicality. By bringing together experts from both academia and industry, the courses ensure that students gain a comprehensive understanding of blockchain technology from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
Addressing Industry Needs
The launch of these postgraduate courses is a significant step towards meeting the growing demand for skilled professionals in the blockchain domain. As businesses across sectors recognize the transformative potential of blockchain, there is an increasing need for leaders who can navigate the complexities of implementing and managing blockchain solutions.
The courses will equip business leaders with a deep understanding of blockchain technology, including its underlying principles, applications, and potential challenges. Participants will gain insights into best practices for leveraging blockchain in their organizations, developing strategic frameworks, and managing blockchain projects effectively.
Support from Skillnet Ireland
The funding for these courses is made possible through Skillnet Ireland, another consortium partner of Digital4Business. Skillnet Ireland’s commitment to fostering skills development and driving innovation aligns perfectly with the consortium’s mission. By investing in the postgraduate courses, Skillnet Ireland contributes to building a future-ready workforce capable of driving Ireland’s digital economy forward.
The launch of three new postgraduate courses in blockchain for Business Leaders marks a significant milestone in addressing the skill gap in the digital technology sector. The collaborative efforts of Digital Technology Skills Limited, Atlantic Technological University, industry representatives like Fidelity Investments, and support from Skillnet Ireland exemplify the power of partnerships in driving skills development and innovation.
As the digital landscape continues to evolve, equipping business leaders with the necessary knowledge and expertise in emerging technologies such as blockchain becomes crucial. These postgraduate courses provide an invaluable opportunity for professionals to gain a competitive edge and lead their organizations in embracing the transformative potential of blockchain.
Further details on the courses is available HERE