SafeFlights was selected as one of the top 8 projects, at the MIT FINTECH: FUTURE COMMERCE COURSE (2017).
The excerpt below is from an article in the online journal, Fintech Profile, which features an interview with professor, David Shrier , who co-created the course and along with MIT professor, Alex (Sandy) Pentland.
“How did the MIT Fintech certificate course: Future Commerce come to be?
A combination of MIT’s recognition of the importance of both innovation in financial technology and re-education in traditional financial services, with the vision of an innovative online education company – GetSmarter – to change the face of online education, lead to a collaboration that took MIT’s Fintech certificate course: Future Commerce, online.
We’re excited about running this certificate course with GetSmarter because they’ve proven their ability to design, develop and deliver an unrivalled, competency-based online learning experience.
Fintech, in itself, is a field within which success depends on the effectiveness of the application of innovative technology. Reshaping a system as monolithic as the financial sector cannot be based on creativity alone, or a “dream” of processes rethought – it requires not just strong business acumen, but a scientific approach to the innovation of transactions and finance.
Fintech innovations rethink not just how money is made, but how it is managed, distributed, lent and invested.
The MIT Fintech course is a platform from which these innovations launch.”