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Blockchain technology has been gaining immense popularity across various industries, including banking, finance, healthcare, supply chain, and legal. Its decentralized and secure nature offers a range of benefits, such as increased transparency, enhanced security, reduced costs, and improved efficiency. As a result, the adoption rate of blockchain technology is growing exponentially, and it is estimated that by 2030, blockchain would have added $3.1 Tn business value. However, this rapid growth has resulted in an acute shortage of professionals who possess the necessary skills and knowledge to deploy blockchain solutions effectively.
To address this gap, the IIIT Hyderabad Blockchain Center of Excellence and TalentSprint offer an Advanced Certificate Program in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. This 6-months program is a comprehensive blockchain course that provides a hands-on learning experience through various methods, such as faculty-led interactive LIVE sessions, hackathons, capstone projects, and master mentors. The course aims to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the growth of various industries and become ready-to-be-deployed professionals in this growing field. By joining this advanced blockchain certification course, learners can keep up with the latest trends in blockchain technology and leverage this knowledge to build innovative solutions that can drive business growth.
The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998. The institute has large research centers in language technologies, visual technologies, data engineering, blockchain, security and algorithms. IIIT Hyderabad is one of the 17 global members of Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) along with Princeton, MIT, UPenn, and Berkeley. Its Blockchain Center of Excellence is focused on academic research, technical development, innovation and executive education and offers a range of blockchain courses and certifications to aspiring professionals who seek to specialize in this field . For more information please visit www.iiit.ac.in
Kannan Srinathan is an expert in the field of Cryptography and Security. He is an Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He has a Ph.D. from IIT, Madras.
Sujit is an expert in the field of Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Machine Learning, Cryptography, and AI applications. He is an Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He has a Ph.D. from IISC, Bangalore.
Sunil is the author of the book "Bitcoin Magnet." He is a leading Blockchain expert and has been advising Startups and their ICOs over the last six years. He has two decades of experience in teaching, research and startup consulting.
Shalmali is the Lab Mentor for the Blockchain Program. Over the last 2.5 years, Shalmali is involved in research related to Blockchain and other areas including Bitcoin Ecosystem, Ethereum, Smart Contracts, Implementation of Dapp and Hyperledger.
Dharmen heads the Blockchain CoE at Tech Mahindra since February 2014. Previously, he worked for IBM at Houston, TX USA for five years from 2008 onwards and with Oracle since 2004 and other assignments at L&T Infotech, Syntel and e-Touch Systems.
Harsh Patel is the Blockchain Architect at Metabase, a new platform with a scalable PoW mechanism. He is one of the foremost experts in Distributed Consensus Systems in India. He has done other blockchain ventures known as Project Mandi, Flake Protocol and Project Algorythmix.
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"Knowledge shared by the professors and industry leaders is exceptional."
Ramesh Hallur, Project Manager, Cognizant
"By the end of the program, we were confident to build our own applications."
Sundeep Reddy, Cloud Ops Engineering Specialist
"The hands-on experience helped us put the test cases into code and execute them easily."
Anthony George, Technical Specialist, IBM
"Very happy with the technical aspect and lab sessions. Program is more than our expectations."
Ramakrishna, CEO, Pranco Technologies
"The basics are well-grounded here as compared to online learning."
Srikanth Bharath, Sr. Manager, IT sector
"It is an amalgamation of theory and practice labs."
Voruganti Aravind, Founder, Sahasradhaara Services
"I'm interested in solving business problems in the invoice financing area using DLTs. This program may help me spearhead the emerging payments types."
Narendra Paladugu, Vice President, OCBC Bank Singapore
"I am keen to understand how Blockchain payment systems can facilitate, process, and verify transactions on a ledger system."
Nadeer Sherif, Enterprise Architecture and Technology Delivery, Central Bank in Middle East
"My vision is to create the world's largest peer-to-peer lending platform dedicated to SMEs. This program can help me with required technical knowledge and, most importantly, a network of mentors and Blockchain practitioners."
Shiva Shanket, AVP, Yes Bank
"I would like to learn and implement blockchain use cases for credit assessment and risk management. Being from a non-tech background with no experience in coding, I would like to learn the basics so that I can gradually transition into the new ways of working in my current domain."
Chetna Julka, Credit Manager, Kotak Bank
"With immense potential and applications in trade finance, this program in Blockchain will not only prepare me for the needs of the customers in this space but will equip me with the skills to implement Blockchain-related applications in the future."
Avaneesh Sahu, Senior Product Manager - Digital & IT Projects, IDFC FIRST Bank
"This program will help me build relevant capabilities to design Blockchain services and solutions where it is absolutely required at this moment."
Srikanth N, Exploitation Analyst, IDFC FIRST Bank
"I hope to join this highly reputed program to get more technical and hands-on experience in Blockchain and DLT."
Kumar Abhishek, Tech Lead, Eko India Financial Services Pvt Ltd
"Being a banker, I am much more interested in Blockchain technology than ever before. I expect to learn from and interact with like-minded peers for a better world."
Chaitanya , Assistant Manager, Union Bank of India
"Blockchain technology is going to bring revolutionary changes in the trade finance business. Being a banker, I want to develop my skills to keep pace with such changes."
Dilip Singh , Senior Manager, UCO Bank
"I see tremendous disruptive potential in DLT, which can transform industries. Blockchain and DLT have primarily captured my curiosity and motivated me to explore further this time."
Jai Dhinesh Balasundaram, VP, Axis Bank
Note: These are edited versions based on the details submitted by various programme applicants.
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Gartner predicts that the business value of blockchain technology will reach $3 trillion by 2030.
Industry reports suggest that in 2022 alone, the deployment of blockchain will be the heaviest among financial services, healthcare, information and communication. The announcement by the Finance Ministry of India for issuing the digital rupee by the RBI has added new growth prospects to the adoption of blockchain.
However, the industry needs expert blockchain professionals to meet its deployment goals which has led to an upswing in their demand.
Professionals who have built expertise in blockchain are already landing premium roles. For instance, a blockchain developer is paid 50% to 100% higher than a conventional developer. As per Glassdoor, a blockchain professional can command up to ₹20LPA depending on expertise, experience and industry.
Blockchain enables the existence of cryptocurrency
Many believe that the world of Blockchain is limited to cryptocurrencies or Bitcoin as it is an underlying technology for operating cryptocurrencies. However, in the last few years, the tech community has discovered potential applications of this ingenious technology, other than simply being a support system for cryptocurrency operations.
Blockchain: a game-changer of the Indian economy
Blockchain technology has generated significant interest across different industries in India like banking, finance, healthcare, supply chain, and others. One of the major factors, driving Blockchain technology adoption in the country is digitization. With demonetization impacting Indians since 2016, a wave of digital payments has swept in causing a huge shift in the way people transact: from physical currency to now digital payments (Paytm, GooglePay, etc.) Blockchain technology is emerging as one of the key innovations that will define the future of digital transactions in India. According to NASSCOM's Blockchain Report 2019, the adoption of blockchain technology in India is experiencing exponential growth as investments in blockchain-based projects have touched over $20 billion across multiple sectors.
Blockchain beyond crypto: Uses of Blockchain across industries
Banking and financial services players are predominantly deploying Blockchain for their operations. However, other industries are also catching up on the stream. Some of the Blockchain use-cases include:
Source: Deloitte Study
Experts peg Blockchain to be the hottest career in 2019
According to a study by Markets And Markets, the global Blockchain market size is poised to grow to US$ 7.6 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 79.6%. In India, the Blockchain market is expected to grow at a rate of 58% between 2018-24, driven by the boost of digital payments. With this growth, comes the opportunities for Blockchain experts in India and abroad.
Blockchain is one of the most demanded professions on job sites with job growth rates at 2,000-6,000% and salary for a Blockchain developer at 50-100% higher than that of regular developer jobs. Experts peg the average annual remuneration for a full-time blockchain professional in India to be around INR 10-15 Lakhs at the entry-level which makes 30-50% higher than the average yearly pay of general software developers.
Some of the topmost Blockchain jobs in India.
According to Indeed (April 2019), the top 10 companies looking for professionals skilled in Blockchain include:
So for someone who is on the lookout for a career that is rewarding and challenging, Blockchain could be the answer.
COVID-19 is putting the global economy into a tailspin. But experts hold a prophecy that Blockchain can be the one to create massive social impact in crisis situations like the ongoing pandemic.
Industries that deal with huge data chunks will rely on the potential of Blockchain-powered data analysis and tracking real-time updates. It will also ensure transparency, traceability and fool-proof security of real-time data using decentralised databases.
Agility, scalability, transparency and automation will be the watchwords for the new world. Blockchain, backed by aforementioned capabilities and companies backed by Blockchain are sure to thrive in the post-crisis world.
Blockchain professionals remain in high demand according to the top job search site LinkedIn's Emerging Jobs of 2020 report. Given the present scenario, Blockchain applications have been put to use by companies across Healthcare, BFSI, Supply Chain sectors. Subsequently, others might as well place it at the core of their operations. Hence, this is the time to prepare yourself to stay ahead and remain resilient in the post-crisis period with Blockchain expertise.
The Blockchain Program is designed to help professionals build Blockchain expertise and contribute to growth at their workplace.