Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme – GetSmarter

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Course curriculum

Hear from industry leaders and global blockchain technology experts as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online programme:

The Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme is led by a powerful team of global experts who share their knowledge in the form of industry insights, discussions, videos and interviews. You’ll receive blockchain training and insights from Programme Co-convenors, who guide the design of the programme content and share their knowledge throughout; a Blockchain Expert and Programme Instructors, who provide case studies and industry-specific content throughout the course of this blockchain programme; and Guest Experts, who share their industry-specific applications and understanding of blockchain. 

Your Programme Co-convenors

The design of this online programme is guided by prominent industry thought-leaders who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the programme.


Professor Nir Vulkan is an Associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School and a Fellow of Worcester College, both at the University of Oxford. He is a leading authority on e-commerce and market design, and on applied research and teaching on hedge funds.


David Shrier is a futurist, author, and Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He has driven over $8.5 billion of growth initiatives for various Fortune 1000 companies, and has served as CEO or COO/CFO for seven privately-funded companies.

Your Blockchain Expert


Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares
Meltem Demirors is the Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares and Member of Global Future Council on Blockchain, World Economic Forum. She previously was VP with Digital Currency Group. Meltem Demirors is a cryptocurrency investor, advisor, and advocate, with a unique blend of experience in both legacy & blockchain-based finance and cryptocurrencies. On the legacy finance front, Ms. Demirors worked with some of the largest companies in the world, mainly on financial risk management and capital efficiency. On the blockchain-based finance side, she has had an intense focus on portfolio management and network development, beginning in the early days of cryptocurrency ecosystem development.

Your Programme Instructors

Throughout the course of this blockchain programme you’ll learn from global experts and industry pioneers, who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you through video lectures and interviews. These Instructors contribute to the programme by providing case studies and industry-specific content and information.


Teppo Felin is a Professor of Strategy at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and the Director of the Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. His research focuses on the origins of organisational capabilities and markets, the microfoundations of strategy, decision-making, and innovation in decentralised multi-agent systems.


Alex Pentland is a Visiting Professor of Management Science at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and holds a triple appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been a member of the Advisory Boards for Google, Nissan, Telefonica, Tencent, and a variety of start-up firms, and for several years he co-led the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives.

Co-Founder and CEO of Paycase
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