Barney School Launches New Risk and Disruptive Technology Institute
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Barney School Launches New Risk and Disruptive Technology Institute

The Risk and Disruptive Technology Institute presents an exciting opportunity for the Barney School of Business along with the colleges of Arts & Sciences (A&S), Engineering, technology & Architecture (CETA), and Education, Nursing & Health Professions (ENHP) to develop cross-disciplinary learning experiences at the intersection or risk and technology. Students and faculty from across colleges will work together on real-world, innovative projects to better understand risk factors and risk prevention now made possible in today’s Internet-of-Things landscape.

The Institute combines the Barney School of Business’s expertise, reputation, and established partnerships in risk, insurance, finance and analytics with CETA’s applied focus in various engineering fields, ENHP’s health sciences, and math and statistics areas in A&S to help students learn all disciplines within risk factors and mitigation.  Students’ will gain unique business, economic, and technical insights on managing risk will put them at a competitive advantage when they enter the workforce.

The Institute will offer numerous benefits to member companies.  Members will have customized projects conducted by students and supervised by faculty.  Projects will be data-driven and focus on solutions around all variety of risk and technology issues impacting their businesses. Members will also have access to a valuable, cross-disciplinary talent pipeline. Each year, the Institute will also host a summit for members, students, and faculty to network and gain fresh insights on disruptive technologies related to risk management.

To learn more about the Institute, sample projects, and how to become a member, please visit http://www.hartford.edu/barney/about-us/centers/RDIT/ or contact Institute Director Ken Goroshko at goroshko@hartford.edu.