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ORION partners with EC-Council to launch Certified Blockchain Professional workshop at Advance Ontario 2019

ORION partners with EC-Council to launch Certified Blockchain Professional workshop at Advance Ontario 2019

ORION is proud to host the first Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP) training and certification in Canada offered by a certified training body. CBP is a 360-degree, technology-agnostic certification developed in line with the ANSI standards for business professionals and technology developers. ORION will bring CBP training with the opportunity for unique certification to Toronto on May 12 – 14 as part of the Advance Ontario conference.

Blockchain is one of the most sought-after job skills in the market today with an increase in demand of around 500% in the last year alone. As organizations transform and economies continue to evolve data-driven, peer-to-peer ecosystems, there is increasing need for professionals to obtain relevant, implementable and practical digital skills.

Certified Blockchain Professional has been developed to help individuals and organizations acquire knowledge and experience that will support transformation and innovation through blockchain technology’s current and future potential. CBP will bring practitioners up to speed with the industry requirements and global standards in the blockchain industry. CBP will be presented in partnership with IIB Council and EC-Council, a leading cybersecurity credentialing body.

We’re committed to serving Ontario’s research and education needs for digital infrastructure that extends to the skills and training that are needed to take full advantage of the innovations in technology and create better ways of doing things. This workshop will help support our users as they transform themselves within an ever-evolving landscape.
Alfonso Licata, ORION President & CEO

About Certified Blockchain Professional

Blockchain is a distributed database that is replicated across multiple nodes to enable immutable, permanent, transparent, and secure record-keeping of transactions. Essentially, blockchain is a data storage and data transaction validation system. Blockchain technology is the only peer-to-peer decentralized network to authorize users to digitally sign transactions with 100% accuracy.

Blockchain is gaining popularity across industries such as finance, government, insurance, logistics, media, healthcare and many others for being a borderless network of value exchange in real time. Blockchain’s distributed ledger technology likewise shows limitless potential for transforming education, research, and innovation. Due to the speed of blockchain’s growth and reception, there is an increasing need for decision-makers and developers with certified blockchain credentials to support and sustain its innovative potential across all sectors.

Certified Blockchain Professional provides a thorough overview of blockchain technology and its implementation in education, research, and innovation. The course begins with the technical foundations of blockchain, such as distributed and decentralized systems, cryptography and mining. It then demonstrates the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine.

About Advance Ontario

ORION, SOSCIP and Compute Ontario will join forces to host Advance Ontario on May 14-16, 2019. As innovation in research, education and industry becomes ever more dependent on digital infrastructure and collaborations among experts in their fields, it is key that this community come together to assert and understand their shared challenges and opportunities as well as their unique perspectives. Advance Ontario will host professional development workshops curated to protect, connect and propel innovation for research, education and industry in Ontario.

To learn more about Advance Ontario, visit

About EC-Council

EC-Council is one of the world’s largest cybersecurity and business technology certification bodies. Selected for their strong reputation in security, EC-Council has trained the Pentagon on cybersecurity and works with governments, industry, and education institutions globally on their cybersecurity initiatives.

To know more about EC-Council, visit

About IIB Council

IIB Council was formed by the EC-Council with the aspiration of applying their success in cybersecurity towards the business technology sector and blockchain. Their programs focus on digital transformation and how technological advancements can foster sustainability and growth across business operations.

To know more about IIB Council, visit


ORION is a not-for-profit organization committed to actively supporting Ontario’s researchers, educators and innovators. Since 2001, we’ve facilitated new discoveries and learning by connecting institutions and regions, enabling collaboration, forging partnerships, and providing our community with the digital tools they need to make the world a better place.  


Cathy Bogaart 
Director, Marketing and Communications, ORION 
Office: 416.507.9860 ext. 250