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Predixion in the Classroom Gives Future Data Scientists Critical Hands-On Experience Working with Advanced Analytics Software  

San Juan Capistrano, CA – January, 28, 2014 – Predixion Software, a developer of collaborative predictive analytics software solutions, today announced it is providing academic institutions with the free use of its advanced analytics software and related training materials for students and teachers of data science. The Predixion in the Classroom (PIC) program provides future data analysts with hands-on experience building predictive models and extracting valuable insights from large data sets. The PIC program is intended to address the extreme shortage of data scientists, which will grow more severe in coming years as organizations increasingly rely on big data and predictive analytics to guide decisions and improve operations. Academic institutions such as the University of Washington, University of Western Michigan, St. Joseph University, and the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) are already taking advantage of the program to help their students gain the essential skills required for data analysis.

 “Even if every college were to graduate nothing but data scientists over the next few years, we would still have a shortage of professionals with analytic skills,” said Simon Arkell, CEO, Predixion Software. “The PIC program offers major benefits for both students who require practical expertise in predictive analysis, and for businesses that will be desperately seeking out the next generation of data scientists in the coming years.”

Institutions that participate in PIC are able to provide students with the full product version of Predixion Enterprise Insight™, a leading predictive analytics platform that helps eliminate the complexity of data analysis. This is the same software currently in use at organizations around the world in a variety of industries such as healthcare, financial services, defense, manufacturing and consulting.

“If we want to see talented data analysts in the future, we need to put the actual technology in the students’ hands today,” said Darwin Schweitzer, instructor at the University of Washington. “Any aspiring data analyst can work with Predixion’s software, and that lets our students focus on the real-world problems that predictive analytics can and does solve.”

“The use of Predixion software is an exceptionally valuable experience for my students,” said Dr. Thomas Rienzo, PhD, University of Western Michigan.  “Data interpretation will be a critical interest for organizations of all types for at least the remainder of this decade. The techniques of sophisticated analyses have to move from an elite core of specialized experts to masses of smart functional professionals who know how to exploit expertise embedded in software. Predixion is a great way to extend spreadsheet and database skills into sophisticated predictive analytics.”

“We plan to use Predixion Insight as part of our Master’s Degree in Data Analytics program,” said Dr. Steve Knode, University of Maryland University College (UMUC). “The demand for skills in data analytics is large and growing. Predixion software is very impressive and easy to use and it will provide significant benefits to our students.”

The Predixion in the Classroom program is open to any academic institution that offers courses in the data sciences including predictive analytics, data mining, decision management, statistics and related subject areas. For more information on how your institution can become a part of the PIC program please contact Jennifer Dodos at [email protected].

About Predixion Software

Predixion Software is a disruptive predictive analytics software company with a unique focus on the development of portable predictive applications via its patent pending Machine Learning Semantic Model™ (MLSM) and the Last Mile of Analytics™ – the deployment of powerful predictions to the people who need to act upon them. Predixion offers an easy-to-deploy self-service predictive analytics solution that allows customers to unlock deep insights within their data with technology that integrates with leading business intelligence platforms, clinical systems, business applications and workflows.  More than 240 companies in 63 countries are now using Predixion Enterprise Insight. For more information visit us at Predict Everything.™



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Jan Wiedrick-Kozlowski

Activa PR for Predixion

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