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Rapid Insight to Host Online Panel Discussion on The Ethical Use of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

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On April 27th, Rapid Insight will be co-hosting a live EMchat with education leaders from institutions nationwide.

Conway, NH – April 27th, 2017 – Rapid Insight Inc., a leading provider of easy to use predictive analytics and data blending software, will be hosting a webinar to explore the ethical use of predictive analytics in higher education. On this panel will be Dr. Loralyn Taylor, Director of Analytics for University Student Success Initiatives at Ohio University, Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Professor of Psychology at Saint Leo University, Jim Olick, Director Admissions Systems and Operations at Johnson & Wales University, and Jennielle Strother, Host from #EMchat and Vice President of Enrollment Management at Concordia University Texas.

Rapid Insight’s interest in this topic has grown since being a participant in the development of a policy paper recently issued by the non-partisan think tank, New America.   The paper titled: Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use is stimulating dialogue on this important topic.

“Student retention and enrollment management have become an increasing concern for higher ed organizations in the last few years and predictive models are a vital part of the solution,” stated Joe Viger, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rapid Insight. “We offer software that affords the transparency an institution needs to ensure an ethical approach to predictive analytics but we also want to be part of the conversation on the importance of ethical use of data.”

The upcoming EMchat panel discussion will be held on Thursday April 27th at 9:00 PM ET. Viewers and panelists will be able to exchange ideas on the subject via a live video stream.  You can register and find more information about participating at

About Rapid Insight Inc.: Rapid Insight Inc. is a leading provider of predictive analytics software and solutions that provides organizations with the ability to make data-driven decisions. Focusing on speed, efficiency, and usability, Rapid Insight products enable users of any skill level to quickly turn their raw data into actionable information. The company’s analytic software platform simplifies the extraction, analysis, reporting, and modeling of data for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit:

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