Staff Corner: The Importance of Executive Education in Driving Enterprise Blockchain Growth

Staff Corner: The Importance of Executive Education in Driving Enterprise Blockchain Growth

One of the biggest barriers to growth for the blockchain industry is the talent gap for developers with the right skills and training. Recognizing the coming demand, Hyperledger Foundation, in partnership with the Linux Foundation Training, has worked for years on developing a robust and growing set of enterprise blockchain training and certifications for developers

Daniela Barbosa, Hyperledger Foundation Executive Director

The classes range from a series of free “Blockchain Basics,” which aim to help professionals learn, explore, and evaluate how blockchain technologies can help them meet their professional goals, to a series of professional developer and administrator training courses and certifications. 

Over 200,000 people have taken the free courses, which include introductions to blockchain use cases and Hyperledger technologies in general as well as classes focused on Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Aries and, added most recently, Hyperledger Besu. The advanced classes are for professionals looking to master Hyperledger blockchain technologies, especially Hyperledger Fabric. Completing these classes are a stepping stone passing the exams to become a Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator or a Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer. The classes and the certification exams are available in both English and Japanese. 

Companies looking to expand the skill set of their developer teams can also turn to the network of Hyperledger Training Partners. Individuals who want to add to their resumes can dive into our community as contributors. The Hyperledger Learning Materials Development Working Group  is a good starting point for those looking to get involved. Books like the recently released Hands-On Smart Contract Development with Hyperledger Fabric V2: Building Enterprise Blockchain Applications published by O’Reilly can be a valuable leg up as well. 

However, as the recent Hyperledger Brand Survey highlighted, the mainstream adoption of blockchain by enterprises also requires training that specifically serves business leaders. Blockchain technologies are driving new business models, reshaping industries and changing the flow of information and money around the world. C-level executives and senior management need to become fluent in the technology to define and redefine their businesses. Hyperledger Foundation is as committed to advancing executive education as it is to developer training. 

We are kicking off our efforts to partner with top educators on content targeted to business leaders by sponsoring the Wharton Executive Education “The Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets” online certification. Our Hyperledger community is also contributing to the course work. The curriculum includes case studies on deployments by two Hyperledger Foundation members:

  • Soramitsu’s Bank of Bakong CBDC project, built using Hyperledger Iroha
  • Poste Italiane’s new generation of digital identity services, which is powered by Hyperledger Besu

To learn more, please join my Fireside Chat on Nov. 17th 11am ET with Dr. Cathy Barrera, Blockchain Program Director, The Wharton School, as well as James Edwards from Soramitsu and Emiliano Vernini from Poste Italiane. We will be discussing the business drivers, requirements and results from these two case studies in a preview of the type of content this program will feature.

If you have other ideas on how Hyperledger Foundation can provide training and learning opportunities, please reach out to

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