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Thursday, May 31 • 4:25pm - 5:00pm
Building a scalable, blockchain-enabled multi-site skills network on Open edX

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In this session we will share our journey in building an Open edX powered skills network that spans over a million users and dozens of websites. With several hundred thousand users actively taking courses, we were faced with several challenges and came to an inflection point a couple of years ago. We needed a platform that could scale to millions of users. Because of our focus on practical learning, we needed to integrate and embed our hands-on lab environments within courses. Our clients and partners wanted our content but with ability to customize and whitelabel the platform and define access controls. And there were also requirements for enterprise and SSO integrations, issuing IBM Open Badges, etc. We will also talk about our plans to evolve the skills network with Blockchain based digital credentials and contributing back to Open edX.


Ravdeep Ahuja

Program Director, Skills Network Content & Partnerships, IBM
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Leon Katsnelson

Director & CTO, Strategic Partnerships and Data Science Ecosystem, IBM

Thursday May 31, 2018 4:25pm - 5:00pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada