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Why Blockchain Could be a Game Changer in Improving Higher Ed Financial Management

On-Demand | Originally Broadcast on November 20, 2019



To optimize for innovation, flexibility, and program quality in higher education, many institutions have a decentralized model for administrative functions. In order to support the core mission and aspirational vision of the institutions, the need today for the finance organization to provide value-based, efficient, and customer-centric services is greater than ever.

As our lives are revolutionized by technology, financial innovation may be the answer to improving financial management in higher education institutions. This session will explore how one of the newest technologies, blockchain, could change the game by improving higher ed financial management. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of the blockchain technology, look at ways to improve business outcomes and reduce risks in higher ed, and demonstrate a proof of concept smart contract.

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What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  • Define blockchain.
  • Describe smart contract and list resources available to assist with developing blockchain use cases.
  • Outline some use cases of blockchain in a higher education environment and their benefits.

Who Should Attend

  • Accounting Department Staff
  • Contract Officers
  • Controllers
  • IT Personnel
  • Sponsored Research Officers

Meet The Presenters

  • C. Ho, university controller, University of Maryland
  • Marchon Jackson, director of sponsored program accounting and compliance, University of Maryland
  • John Brown, cloud solution architect, Microsoft Corporation
  • Megan Schneider, senior director, government affairs, NACUBO

CPE Information

There are no CPEs offered for this event.

CPEs are only available for live programs at this time.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website


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Member Standard Ends November 20, 2022


Non-Member Standard Ends November 20, 2022