David Porteous, Gavin Krugel and I have teemed up to build capability in digital financial services and payments. We have now officially launched the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI), as a non-profit.
Ultimately, our aim is to create:
Our first offering will be a 12-week online course in Digital Money, co-certified by our partner university, the Fletcher School. It will be offered for the first time next February, in English. This brochure describes the course in detail.
We are now accepting applications from individual students and organizations that want to sponsor a set of students. We have some scholarship funding which students can apply for as well.
We are also seeking partners who can help us ‘blend’ the course, by hosting weekly physical discussion forums for local students in their offices, and possibly adding content of their own to the basic structure of the DFI Certificate course. These partners might be financial institutions and payments-related companies wanting to create an in-house training facility; consultants and industry vendors wanting to develop an ecosystem of like-minded customers and partners; business schools wanting to create their own digital money offering; NGOs; etc.