Autonomy, indepedence from centralised power and objective truth are values which have been expoused by academia for centuries. Using a mixture of theoretical scenarios and actual live applications, Mr. Camilleri will examine how blockchain affirms these same values, and hence how decentralized ledgers can empower educational institutions and networks in their key mission of creating and democratizing knowledge.
Employers are concerned with identifying, retaining and developing talent. Employees are concerned with having evidence of their skills and competences. How can blockchain and digital credentials contribute to talent management from both the employer and the employees’ perspective?
Blockchain has the capacity to become a trusted service to check and validate the accuracy of information provided by job applicants. This could include checking things like education, skills, past work experiences and training courses completed – reducing the time spent by recruiters and hiring managers in verifying individual applications. Can the centrally notarisation provide respite for the employers from the challenges of identifying talent and providing evidence of talent? How can blockchain be used for regularly providing certification/evidence of skills and competences developed?
Blockchain transfers power from certificate-giver to the certificate-holder. Blockchain could also offer more personalised information management to job seekers and better match their profile with job offers. How does this impact the employers’ role in recruitment processes, talent management, and training and development? The digital divide persists and remains evident between different sections, factions, cohorts of the workforce. Some employees are more digitally inclined, able and willing and comfortable with the use of more IT tools in their work environment. Others remain aloof and trusty of more traditional working procedures. Could a wider use of blockchain and a dependence of it for evidencing talent possibly create a further divide for those employees less ICT-friendly?