Data Center Facilities and HVAC Design

Short Course / Trainng Program
Laymen's Introduction of Blockchain and Digital Currency


A blockchain is described in Wikipedia as a decentralized, distributed and oftentimes public, digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that any involved record cannot be altered retroactively, without the alteration of all subsequent blocks.

Blockchains are often related to cryptocurrencies. A cryptocurrency is described as a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets. Such a description of the blockchain contains many technical terminologies that may be hard to understand. What exactly then are blockchain and cryptocurrency? Can they be understood without the technological background?

In late-October, President Xi Jinping of China announced support for the development of blockchain after a Politburo study session. His announcement for support of blockchain is enough to drive the stocks of almost 200 blockchain-investing companies to surge.

In order to further accelerate the innovation of blockchain applications, the Chinese government has also announced a Central Bank digital currency called DCEP which allows the Central Bank to retain control of the money supply and monitor and regulate capital distribution. What message is China trying to send to the world with all these initiatives?

Laymen's Introduction of Blockchain and Digital Currency (1-day)

In this a 1-day workshop, we will present, in laymen terminologies, the followings:-

1. Introduction

What is blockchain and who do we care?
The economics and politics of blockchain
China's DECP vs Facebook's Libra
What are the implications

2. Blockchain and digital currencies for dummies

What is a blockchain?
Cryptocurrencies vs digital currencies
What are cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether?
What is a distributed ledger?
What is a smart contract?

3. Tokens and Smart Contracts

Types of tokens
How exchanges work, and how cryptocurrencies work.
How tokens can be programmed to have different characteristics
Smart contracts advantages and disadvantages

4. Application and Business Opportunities

Blockchain in decentralized applications
Business opportunities
Case studies

Registration Details

Course Dates

Exact schedule to be announced very soon (1-day)

Language Cantonese (with English course materials); or
English (for overseas or non-Cantonese-speaking participants)
Time 9:00 am ~ 5:30 pm
Venue To be announced very soon
Target Audience Business owners, Executive Management or any person who interest in the blockchain technology

Normal Rate -
HK$2,480 per head

Group Enrollment Rate -
HK$2,280 per head (more than 1 enrollment made at the same time)

Enrollment Online Registration or Download Application Form

The course is supported by the IOT HK Association (IOTHK). Completion Certificate will be granted by the association.

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Experienced Speakers

All sessions are conducted by a professional and experienced speaker

Professor Keith C.C. Chan

Prof. Chan has over 35 years of experience working in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Data Analytics (DA). He began researching into AI and ML during the second AI wave in the eighties and has been publishing in these areas since then. Over the years, he has authored and co-authored over 250 research publications in academic journals and conference proceedings.

He has developed many effective algorithms in ML and DA using such computational intelligent techniques as fuzzy logic, evolutionary computation and artificial neural networks and have applied them effectively to solve different problems in business and finance, healthcare, medical care and drug development.

Prof. Chan serves on the program committees of over 20 conferences in AI and Bioinformatics every year. He graduated with a B.Math. degree in Computer Science and Statistics and a M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada in 1984, 1985 and 1989 respectively. Soon after graduation, he joined the IBM Canada Laboratory as a software analyst before he returned to the academia to join first the Ryerson University in Toronto in 1993 and then The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994 where he worked at the Department of Computing until 2019. During the period from 2002 to 2008, he was Head of his department.

Mr. Patrick Cheung

Patrick Cheung graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a first class honors in Computing and has over 18 years of experience as a software developer and manager. He has also served the roles of software analyst and software architect. For the last several years, he has been investigating into blockchain and cryptocurrency and is very familiar with the technologies behind them.

Patrick has extensive experience in J2EE, Webservice, Ajax, software quality management, software process improvement, etc.

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About the Organizer

Strategic Media Asia Limited (SMA) -
Connecting IT, Critical Facilities and Design

SMA is one of the approved CPD course providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) UK. The mission is to provide an interactive environment and opportunities for the members of IT, critical facilities and building services engineers to exchange professional views and experience.


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