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Announcing the Higher EDGE Collaborative

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rpk GROUP, Nuventive, and Institutional Leadership Partner to Dive Deep into Innovation

PITTSBURGH, PA – July 10, 2019 – Today, rpk GROUP, a leading consulting and advisory firm to
higher education, and Nuventive, a provider of cloud-based strategic planning and information
delivery solutions, jointly announced the launch of their Higher EDGE Collaborative. The
Collaborative seeks to bring transformation-minded leaders from across the country together to
discover and deploy strategies for achieving data-informed culture and sustainable innovation. The
initiative commences this Sunday at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the National Association of
College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) in Austin, Texas. Executives from both
organizations will be on hand in Booth 1120, as well as during their joint session (“Creating a Data
Informed Culture for Continuous Improvement & Impact”) to discuss opportunities for participation
in the Collaborative.

Read the full press release here.

rpk GROUP + AccessLex release infographic

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New rpk GROUP + AccessLex infographic out on creating return on investment and sustainable innovation practices for diversity pipelines in legal education:

rpk GROUP partners with machine learning and artificial intelligence company Tanjo

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rpk GROUP partners with machine learning and artificial intelligence company Tanjo to harness the power of data to fuel their Mission, Market, and Margin work with education organizations.

Annapolis, MD. – rpk GROUP, an industry leader in building education models to last through their Mission, Market, and MarginTM approach, today announced a strategic partnership with Tanjo, Inc., an award-winning machine learning (ML) company based in North Carolina. rpk GROUP will leverage Tanjo’s proprietary ML technology to infuse new data and business analytics capabilities into rpk GROUP’s business and education services model, and Tanjo will leverage rpk GROUP’s design, resource optimization, change management, and organizational development services among its education partners.

rpk GROUP’s Principal, Bryan Setser commented, “AI and machine learning will transform business and education intelligence, but first the change and impact will have to be understood and internalized by people who will partner with machines for tomorrow’s education solutions. Tanjo fully understands the importance of people and machines in partnership to improve society for all. We are thrilled to be working together on designing the future of learning and leadership for education organizations.”

Continuing its approach to bring high impact services and solutions to higher education, k-12, for-profits and non-profit education and training organizations, rpk GROUP will now have Tanjo’s machine learning brains behind its financial analysis and return on investment work with clients . The rpk GROUP-Tanjo partnership will enrich human and machine interaction through AI and ML solutions, resulting in a complete harnessing of an education organization’s data to learn and improve Mission, Market, and MarginTM outcomes.

“The deep bench and long experience of the rpk GROUP are an exciting addition to the growing machine learning technologies Tanjo implements for our clients, “ said Richard Boyd, CEO and co-founder of Tanjo.  “Digital Transformation, especially with the power and intimacy of machine learning, is incomplete without carefully choreographed change management like that which rpk GROUP provides our customers.”

Curious to learn more? Check out the rpk GROUP and Tanjo upcoming podcast, Managing Change and Innovation in Education Organizations With AI Team Members on July 1st, 2019 at here and

About Tanjo: Tanjo is an award-winning artificial intelligence and machine learning company dedicated to achieving balance between human and machine interaction to optimize outcomes. Serving multiple industries from healthcare and education to financial and consumer market research, Tanjo helps customers gain greater business insight and drive actionable innovation. With the Tanjo Enterprise Brain, customers can better harness and maintain organizational knowledge to prepare for digital transformation. With Tanjo Animated Personas (TAP) marketers can test product concepts and messaging to an unbiased group of digital stand-ins that represent their customers’ true values and interests. Tanjo prides itself on delivering attainable machine learning-based platforms that offer customers a 10x or more return-on-investment.

About rpk GROUP:  rpk GROUP is a leading consulting and advisory firm in education, supporting institutions and organizations with their growth strategies by focusing on Mission, Market, and MarginTM opportunities.

We partner with clients throughout the U.S. and globally, including higher education, k-12, public and private sector institutions and systems, educational policy and governance organizations, and foundations. Our teams of experts have helped to launch new organizations, as well as revitalize traditional education institutions.  Through this work, rpk GROUP has become a leading voice in the development of new, sustainable business models in education.

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