BRG Webinars

IBM: Getting People Back to Work with Blockchain-enabled Learning and Employment Records

December 12, 2020 | 12:00 EST

Join us for a Blockchain Revolution Global webinar co-hosted with IBM, where we will discuss the promise of blockchain technology in education, credentialing, and employment records. Featuring leading voices from IBM and Western Governors University (WGU), this webinar will air on Monday, December 14th at 12:00PM EST.

A rapid change towards a skills-based economy and new-collar jobs has been underway for years as both employers and employees adapt to new economic patterns reflected in the changing nature of work itself. Approaches to work and education have both changed to reflect that we no longer have one career, but many. The current approach to the talent market and education system for both job seekers and employers is stressed in handling the challenges of rapidly re-skilling and re-employing workers at the same pace as changes in jobs.

As we reimagine the workforce of the future and how to keep everyone’s skills current and relevant, there is a need to use advanced technology strategies such as learning and employment records, blockchain, augmented intelligence, and advanced analytics tools to help people navigate these changes. Our goal needs to be to empower tens of millions of learners to pursue and manage both their education and careers, further improving the way that job seekers and employers connect.


Jason Kelley, General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services (Moderator)

Darin Hobbs, Director of Academic Records & Credentials, Western Governors University

Alex Kaplan, Global Leader, Blockchain and AI for Industry Credentials; IBM Talent and Transformation Practice, IBM