SDM Alumnus Omer Granot, Cofounder and CEO, Cancelon
Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, the recording and slides will not be available.
Date: June 17, 2013
More than $10 billion is lost annually by travelers and businesses that have made nonrefundable hotel reservations they cannot use. Presenter Omer Granot cofounded the startup Cancelon to provide a virtual marketplace for travelers wishing to sell and/or buy nonrefundable hotel reservations. Hotels and other travel-related companies can also sell and/or buy unsold or unused reservations through Cancelon; hotels' listings are free!
Granot will provide a high-level overview of how his team is addressing several technical, business, and socio-political challenges using systems thinking. These include:
Additional information: www.cancelon.com
Omer Granot, cofounder and CEO of Cancelon, has extensive experience in IT. As an SDM alumnus, he holds an S.M. in engineering and management from MIT. He also earned a B.Sc. in computer science and mathematics from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
The MIT System Design and Management Program Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.