Event: An Introduction to Blockchain Technology

We are excited to be hosting the first Strategic Growth Programme Workshop of 2022 ‘An introduction to Blockchain technology’ delivered by John Dennis MBA PGCE.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 30 March 2022

Location: Hazlewood Castle, The Boardroom, Paradise Lane, Leeds, Tadcaster, LS24 9NJ

Time: (two sessions available)

Workshop 1: 09:30am - 12:30pm

Workshop 2: 13:30pm - 16:30pm

Cost: Free to attend


What is Blockchain technology?

Blockchain is a system of recording information that significantly improves data security. It is the foundation of the next Internet age.  The promise is for easier payments, improved privacy and user-control. This workshop demonstrates how Blockchain works, it’s advantages, and how it will impact business in the future.

"What the internet did for communications, I think blockchain will do for trusted transactions.”

Ginni Rometty: CEO of IBM ( 2017 )

"Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly.’’

Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum


What does the workshop cover?

This half-day introductory workshop will demystify and demonstrate the workings of Blockchain technology in a user-friendly way for beginners. Examples will be given to stimulate thought and conversation about practical applications of Blockchain that can solve existing problems and create opportunities that were not previously possible within your business. The workshop aims positively affect your strategic business planning.

The workshop will be facilitated by John Dennis MBA PGCE, Chair of International LEAN Six Sigma Institute. John is certified by the Blockchain Council as both a Blockchain Expert and Architect. John is CEO of Blockchain SVCS Ltd.

The workshop is open to SME business leaders based in the Leeds City Region.

Complimentary refreshments and parking are available at the venue.

To book your free place visit our Eventbrite page 


The Strategic Growth Programme is designed and delivered by Oxford Innovation Advice on behalf of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across the Leeds City Region.

Contact us and apply

If you would like to apply for support or learn more about the Strategic Growth Programme, contact a member of the Oxford Innovation Advice Strategic Growth team directly or email your enquiry to the team.