Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare, IoT, Energy and Supply Chain 

Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare, IoT, Energy and Supply Chain (online course, now for group participation)

The Baltimore Section of the IEEE, in close collaboration with the Continuing Education Committee (CEC) of the Educational Activities Board (EAB) of the IEEE, is organizing and sponsoring a series of online courses for group participation, eligible for CEU credits. The second group course is on January 25, 2020.

These courses are part of the IEEE eLearning program, and are being offered at a deep discount (click here for the regular pricing, or scroll all the way down for the special price of this course).


When:  January 25 2020, Saturday, 10 am Ė 2 pm

Where: The National Electronics Museum - Pioneer Hall

1745 West Nursery Road Linthicum, MD 21090

Linthicum, MD 21090 (near the BWI Airport)


Parking is free. Additional free parking is available in the lot at the end of the building.



This course program includes the following courses:

There is a 30 min lunch break for discussions and networking. Pizza will be provided at no additional cost.

Course description

Enterprise Blockchain Overview

This course module introduces Blockchain for Enterprise with an emphasis on where and how Blockchain will impact corporations. Included is a short review of cryptocurrencies followed by an in-depth review on Blockchainís underlying technological advantages and where best to deploy in industry. A review of smart contracts is included along with the types of blockchain models: public, private and hybrid. The course also highlights the major cloud company offerings on Blockchain for the learner's own project exploration with a familiar service provider.

Instructor:Steve Derezinski

Steve Derezinski consults with major corporations on blockchain strategy and new blockchain ventures. He taught Blockchain Ventures at MIT Media Lab and Babson College, and sits on a number of boards and funding panels. He is an expert reviewer for a Federal Agencyís Blockchain Funding and a subject matter expert for large philanthropic foundations in the USA and EU. He holds a BS from MIT and MBA from MIT Sloan.

Publication Year: 2019;ISBN:978-1-5386-8577-8


Enterprise Blockchain for Grid Modernization

Blockchain for Grid Modernization and Energy provides an overview of the benefits of Blockchain for grid management, an explanation on how Blockchain for energy works, some key drivers of adoption for energy and the Open Blockchain Energy (OBE) framework for Blockchain adoption to manage modern energy grid networks more efficiently.  Finally we highlight the transactive energy model where grids are managed at a more granular level enabling higher efficiencies and better localized utilization of energy networks.

Instructor:Dr. Claudio Lima

Dr.  Claudio Lima is an industry thought leader and entrepreneur in Advanced Digital Transformation. Dr. Lima is the co-founder of the Blockchain Engineering Council, or BEC, which is an independent consulting organization and think tank that promotes Blockchain technology. He has a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Kent in the UK. Dr. Lima is the Chair of the IEEE Blockchain Energy Standards Working Group, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Blockchain IoT Standards Working Group, and a Member of the Department of Energyís Pacific Northwest National Laboratoryís Industry Advisory Board on Blockchain Cybersecurity.

Publication Year: 2019;ISBN: 978-1-5386-8573-0


Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare

Blockchain for Healthcare Data storage and ID is a complicated topic which is unpacked in this enterprise-level module.  Starting with patient identification and through personally identifiable information and onto clinical data, the course reviews blockchain applicability to healthcare data and the current industry adoption of blockchain from startup ICOs to enterprise use cases.

Instructor:Edward Bukstel

Edward Bukstel is CEO of Clinical Blockchain LLC. He has 30 years of clinical data integration, data security, and communications experience. He has successfully licensed systems and services to companies, including international pharmaceutical and managed care organizations. Mr. Bukstel was a founding member of the ASTM E1238 Standard that became integrated into HL7. He has been a national speaker on electronic data interchange and has been a guest lecturer at The Wharton Business School. Mr. Bukstel has written extensively on Blockchain and Healthcare and founded Clinical Blockchain LLC in 2016 to address Patient-Doctor Messaging on a Blockchain Platform.

Publication Year: 2019;†† ISBN: 978-1-5386-8576-1


Enterprise Blockchain for Supply Chain

Blockchain for Supply Chains is a natural combination of two technologies designed for transactions with a shared or common ledge. Often cross-corporation, a supply chain represents a flow of goods and is frequently cross-border. Managing all of the data on a single trusted chain that is updated and retrieved by many participates is a significant endeavor and the course describes how enterprises are adopting Blockchain for this use. Example applications in-use today and best practices are reviewed.  Also include are predictions for future supply chain models enabled by Blockchain. Finally some suggestions on common misconceptions about what Blockchains can and canít do for supply chains is explained.

Instructor:Joseph Francis

Joseph Francis is a part of Accenture Consultingís Communications, Media and  Technology Practice, based in San Francisco, focused on Strategy, Network, Process, and Resource transformation for a variety of industries, with an emphasis on High-Tech Manufacturing. He is Accenture's thought leader for Blockchain in Supply Chain, and is working on a variety of innovative Blockchain projects with their West Coast client base. His experience is focused in large-scale supply chain transformation of supply chain to meet critical business, customer, and financial objectives, leveraging leading-edge technology, balanced with pragmatic operational experience. With a background in High-Tech Supply Chain, and Supply Chain Research, he also has experience in IT, ERP, Heavy Manufacturing, Petrochemical, Defense, and other areas.

Publication Year: 2019;ISBN: 978-1-5386-8574-7


Enterprise Blockchain for the Internet of Things

The convergence, opportunities, use cases and challenges of Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) are highlighted in this course.  First a general understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with the convergence of Blockchain technology and IoT are covered.  Then emerging use cases, projects, and technologies that apply Blockchain and leverage IoT's mutual advantages are explained. The course finishes with an outlook on the future of Blockchain and IoT.

Instructors:David Fragale and Nancy Ranxing Li

David Fragale is the COO of Arwen, a secure trading protocol for cryptocurrencies. David has a background in blockchain as a founder of a blockchain and IoT venture, and PwC where he helped build an early blockchain prototype for the humanitarian aid space as well as advised U.S. Intelligence Community on national security threats related to the rise of cryptocurrencies. David has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership.

Nancy Ranxing Li is a Product Manager of Edge Computing and Blockchain at Verizon. Before this new assignment, she managed the IoT Smart Cities products. She lead a team of 30 engineers and marketing and sales reps to launch an IoT Smart Cities product using computer vision and IoT systems. She was awarded Boston Mayís Best Practice in 2017. Prior to Verizon, Nancy was the first employee of Shell Oilís Boston office. She architected a $250 Million fault -tolerant system to prevent oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Nancy received her Ph.D. from Boston University at the age of 24 as the youngest graduate in program history with 14 publications and 1 patent. She also went to MIT Sloan School of Management to study systems design and management.

Publication Year: 2019;ISBN:  978-1-5386-8575-4


Course registration FEES (to be paid through vTools upon registration):

Members of the Baltimore Section of the IEEE


Non-members and members of sections other than Baltimore


Student members


Life members



The whole course is eligible for up tp 1.7 CEUs or 17 PDHs. Certificates are issued upon request and are subject to bringing a check for $9 to the event (please write it out to IEEE Baltimore Section), and only after completing the course evaluation form. Members of the Baltimore Section can obtain their certificates for free (covered by the Section). Please note that fees for certificates are in addition to course registration fees.

Refreshments will be provided at no additional cost.

Register at:   https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/208733


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