Rapid Insight Delivers Keynote to the US Department of EducationReading time: 2 minutes
Conway, NH – On September 17th, Rapid Insight presented to the U.S. Department of Education on how the Federal Student Aid office’s business experts can enhance data-driven decision-making using advanced analytics. The presentation, titled “Improving Institutional and Student Outcomes with Self-Service Analytics,” was delivered to over 150 D.O.E. attendees as part of the Federal Student Aid Center of Excellence Keynote Series.
The talk featured several co-presenters (in addition to Michael Laracy, Founder and President of Rapid Insight) who spoke to the benefits of self-service analytics at their institutions. The speakers included:
- Dr. Bryan Terry of Arkansas State University
- Scott Alessandro of the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management
- Matt Rehbein of Lipscomb University
The presentation covered how data analytics evolved from a highly-specialized field into one accessible to organizations of all sizes and professionals of all backgrounds. It emphasized the importance and effectiveness of self-service analytics and highlighted successful implementation at the three partner institutions.
“We were pleased to present to the Department of Education alongside some of our most impressive partner institutions,” said Mike Laracy, Founder and President of Rapid Insight. “Our users continually find creative ways to put self-service analytics to work in improving outcomes and decision-making at their institutions. This presentation was a showcase of institutions successfully making full use of their data to support outcomes.”
This talk focused on a topic that is timely and urgent. Today’s employers expect data literacy from their employees, and self-service analytics tools enable professionals to be flexible and efficient when working with data. Additionally, as higher education institutions adjust to a remote work environment, the ability to access and apply data to enrollment, retention, and student success initiatives is critical to success.
About Rapid Insight:
Rapid Insight is a leading provider of business intelligence and automated predictive analytics software. With a specialty in higher education and a focus on ease of use and efficiency, Rapid Insight products enable users to turn their raw data into actionable information. The company’s analytic software simplifies the extraction and analysis of data, enabling institutions with student populations of all sizes to fully utilize their information for data-informed decision making. For more information, visit https://www.rapidinsight.com.