On July 7, BlockDriven Academy held an in-depth discussion on the role of Project Management in blockchain, how to shift your career towards blockchain project management, and the skills and knowledge you need to make the next step.
For those looking to explore blockchain further, and especially blockchain project management, this session is jam-packed with information. How to get started, where to look for information, what kind of career paths are available in blockchain project management, and how your work can impact the future are all covered in this session. Here are just some of the questions that our panelists explored in this Live Session:
What would you consider to be the critical skill for a career in project management?
Our panelists offer insight into what blockchain companies look for in a potential new project management hire, including skills they wish more candidates had.
What would be your advice to someone looking to get started with a career in blockchain project management?
For those looking to get into blockchain specifically via project management, the panelists debate just how different a blockchain project management position is from one outside of the industry.
What most excites you about the future of blockchain? The speakers take some time to reflect on how far blockchain has come, and what areas of exploration excite them most. What do you see as the biggest challenges currently facing blockchain? Blockchain as an industry hasn't arrived at its pinnacle yet, and the panelists attempt to pinpoint exactly what is currently holding blockchain back from reaching its full potential. What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to dedicate their career to blockchain? The speakers dive deep on where people can go to get themselves detailed, thoughtful, and diverse information on project management, blockchain, and so much more.
Samana Naqvi - Project Manager at American Express
Samana Naqvi will be joining us at Project Management in Blockchain [Careers and Opportunities] to discuss her life as a Project Manager at American Express, one of the largest financial services companies in the world and also one of the most active in blockchain.
What skills make someone a good Project Manager? How does one go about getting a position like Samana’s? Project management is great space and how it relates to blockchain is fascinating, and we’re very excited to pick Samana’s brain.
"I am certainly excited about the whole concept of privacy and trust that blockchain provides, as bank users seek transparency. . . In the future, blockchain will become a regular, globally adopted method by many financial institutions." - Samana Naqvi from 'Project Management in Blockchain'
Danny Zuckerman - Co-Founder of 3Box
3Box is a perfect example of a company that is making blockchain adoption a reality. It allows users to store data securely. Danny will give us insights on blockchain projects, hiring people for blockchain positions, and what he sees as the future of stagnant industries. 3Box is one of the most exciting, successful blockchain companies in existence, and we can’t wait to hear firsthand what made it so successful. Prior to 3box, Danny was lead strategist at Consensys on Uport, the biggest identity project to date on blockchain.
"Doing things on a much more open level allows one to have a better look at what is going on at a company, and have a better idea of what you may actually want to do or get excited about." - Danny Zuckerman from 'Project Management in Blockchain'
Morgan Hill - Founder and COO of Attis Capital He helped conceptualize one of the first online trading platforms associated with coinFX. He’s advised multiple firms, including Goldman Sachs and FINRA on project management in areas related to risk. At Attis Capital, he’s helped lead the development of an automated risk management and AI trading system interconnecting brokers with each strategy set. Prior to launching Attis Crypto, he focused on running AxionV AI to an historical profit level of over 13,000% during the 2017 Crypto Bull run.
Project Management in Blockchain [Careers and Opportunities] Live Stream will take place on July 7, 2020.
A report by Allied Marketing Research predicts that blockchain usage in supply chain management will grow 10,000% by 2025. Commercial enterprises are adopting blockchain technology at an exponential rate across a myriad of industry sectors. With this “boom” expected to occur in the next five years, project managers in blockchain will become crucial positions to lead these companies in their operations.
In this Live Stream, you will learn:
Blockchain trends and how they apply to Project Managment
Day to day of blockchain project manager and tasks that take place
What careers feed well into blockchain project management
What industires are hiring blockchain project managers
Some of the top companies that have implemented blockchain into their supply chain management include LG, Target, Volkswagen, Pfizer, Walmart, UPS, and FedEx. In 2019, Tal Vinnik, content strategist at Indeed Prime, announced in regards to blockchain roles,
“For the first time, the number of jobs per million exceeded the number of searches per million. There also does appear to be a skills shortage as enterprise projects have matured over the past three years.” Tal Vinnik, Content Strategist, Indeed
This session is a must-see for anybody in leadership positions outside of blockchain who is looking to take the next step in their career with a role as a blockchain project manager.
With current projects seeing beneficial results from adopting blockchain technology, it is time to consider how every project manager could profit from these same methods. Because of the growing use of blockchain in project management, many more companies are looking to hire managers who want to get involved in this upcoming space.
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