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Introduction to Blockchain Technology

To many, blockchain = cryptocurrencies. In fact, blockchain technology has a wide range of applications beyond the payments industry.

Go beyond the hype and grasp the fundamentals of blockchain technology with this course. Learn how other companies are leveraging blockchain and how your organisation can apply it to improve business processes. 

In addition, discover the blockchain ecosystem in Singapore and evaluate the opportunities and challenges present.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants should be able to / can expect to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of blockchain 

  • Gain an overview of the blockchain ecosystem in Singapore 

  • Understand how companies are leveraging blockchain 

  • Identify areas where companies can leverage blockchain


Course Details

Course Dates:

November 2021 Intake

In-class Delivery:

Duration
2 days. 9.00am - 5.00pm


Scheduled Dates
18 and 19 November 2021

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Closing date: 30 October 2021

 

Who Should Attend

  • Participants whose role requires them to understand and evaluate blockchain technology 
  • Anyone who is interested in blockchain technology 

Prerequisites

  • Basic IT knowledge 
  • Basic finance knowledge 

Programme Outline

Day 1
  • Overview of blockchain
  • Ledgers
  • Consensus mechanism
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Decentralised finance
  • Blockchain design principles
Day 2
  • Blockchain ecosystem in Singapore 
  • How companies can apply blockchain technology
  • Case Study
Assessment

Quiz

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$600.00


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$42.00


You pay
$642.00

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(90%)

Fee after subsidy
$200.00


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$42.00


You pay
$242.00

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
(90%)

Fee after subsidy
$200.00


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$42.00


You pay
$242.00

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $2,140 (inclusive of prevailing GST) 

Instructors

KC Wong
Instructor, SUTD Academy
CTO, PolicyPal

KC is the CTO of PolicyPal, Asia’s leading InsurTech firm that helps consumers to manage and understand their insurance needs, empowering them to take control of their financial future. KC is a graduate from Nanyang Technological University. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Prior to joining PolicyPal in 2016, he was a pioneer software developer at Nestia where he built the company's technology stack from ground up. KC was introduced to blockchain in early 2017 and developed a deep interest in the technology. Since then, he has been involved in research and development at a blockchain start-up and contributed applications for blockchain mainly in the finance and InsurTech space.

Wye Huong Yan
Instructor, SUTD Academy
Technical Lead, PolicyPal

Wye Huong graduated from Nanyang Technical University in 2014 with a B.Eng. in Computer Science. Thereafter, he worked as a software engineer at three different companies - one of which he co-founded - before diving into blockchain technology at his previous job. Wye Huong has experience in the startup and developer scene and has published conference papers previously.

Today, Wye Huong is the Technical Lead for PolicyPal and is accountable for the architecture, design, system stability and resiliency of the product. In his free time, he goes for long runs, takes care of his house plants and strives to become a coffee aficionado.


Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,
 

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.
     

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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SUTD Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

Learn more about the available payment modes.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit  SkillsFuture website at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, 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 $100 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

    For more info, please visit SSG website at http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html


Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.