The core focus of our research lies on bridging the gap between the technological functionality of blockchain technology and developing market-ready implementations in real-world use cases. Together with our private- and public-sector members and partners, we support enterprise leaders in identifying opportunities for blockchain adoption within their own organization and guide them throughout the adoption process. Our database comprises over 100 research projects on the strategic impact of blockchain and associated technologies on business and government. Our research is designed to help enterprise leaders identify opportunities for blockchain adoption within their own organization, and provide a guide through the adoption process.

The Institute’s program focuses on ten key sectors that we expect to be impacted by blockchain:

  • Energy & Power
  • Financial Services
  • Government, Law & Regulation
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & the Creative Industries
  • Retail
  • Resources & Mining
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

The Institute is also examining how blockchain will change these corporate roles:

  • CEO: Leadership & Strategy
  • COO: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • CLO: Smart Contracts & Legal Applications
  • CFO: Accounting & Corporate Finance
  • CIO: Enterprise Architecture
  • CHRO: Human Resources & Credentialing
  • CMO: Marketing & Advertising

The Institutes’ research is divided into two categories: big idea white papers and lighthouse case studies. Our big idea white papers leverage the experience of subject matter experts to provide insights into potential blockchain applications in various industries. Our lighthouse case studies provide in-depth analyses of blockchain pilots around the world, providing a spotlight on why and how an organization has deployed blockchain technology to tackle a specific problem.