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Avinash Tripathi

Vice President of AnalyticsUniversity of Phoenix

Miami, FL

Member Since July 2023


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence


Avinash is an analytics evangelist, educator, and speaker with over 20+ years of experience in higher education. He is passionate about using data to make a positive impact on the sector, and he is a well-respected thought leader in the field. He advocates for disruptive transformation to meet evolving industry needs using advanced analytics and real-time data, and he has a proven track record of turning around declining businesses. Avinash is highly respected for his expertise in data storytelling. He has provided guidance to top executives on the importance of incorporating data storytelling into analytics-driven initiatives, as well as the crucial role analysts play within data-focused organizations. He helped two of the largest online educational institutions in the world to establish a culture that prioritizes data-driven decision making. He aims to enhance his expertise in analytics and make a contribution to organizations that are open to pushing their limits through analytics as a vehicle for change. Avinash is a keynote speaker at conferences and events across industries, including education, and an active contributor of articles and insights through industry publications and blogs.

Published content

Transforming learning: How EdTech is unleashing potential with gamification, blockchain, AR/VR, and AI


This isn't science fiction; it's the transformative power of technology reshaping higher education, captivating students, and preparing them for the evolving future.

Bridging equity gaps in higher education by leveraging data and AI


The integration of AI and data has the potential to revolutionize education and make it more equitable for all students.

Data storytelling is all about absorbing complexity and delivering simplicity


Without effective storytelling, it's difficult to translate data into action.

9 strategies to strengthen your business’s SEO ranking

expert panel

Review these aspects to demystify the Google algorithm—at least for now.   As the digital marketing industry continues to evolve, achieving a top SEO ranking in a Google search can be a moving target for business owners. When the algorithm finally begins to seem achievable, the guidelines change again—and again. A reliable SEO strategy goes hand-in-hand with a strong brand strategy. Therefore, it's essential to determine what brand points your target audience members resonate with the most to better inform your SEO strategy. Here, nine Fast Company Executive Board members each share one factor for leaders to consider when they are optimizing for search engines and why it's so important.

What's blocking your potential to flourish in the workplace? 

expert panel

13 business leaders share their best practices for breaking through career and business challenges. As an unpredictable marketplace remains at the forefront across industries, it can be difficult for businesses and nonprofits to stay afloat at a sustainable rate. It is also stifling for professionals who feel stuck in their current roles—especially as it relates to personal career growth and longevity. Lack of funding and slow bureaucracy can cause any business team or professional to lose hope and become unmotivated to reach their short- and long-term goals. Here, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members each name one of the biggest challenges they have faced and how they made a breakthrough. Implementing their suggestions may help you and your team members overcome similar hardships.

Prioritizing student well-being in the age of enrollment growth


Higher education is currently undergoing a transformation.

Company details

University of Phoenix

Company bio

University of Phoenix is one of the largest online universities in the world, offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional development programs. University of Phoenix has helped pioneer online education since launching online courses in 1989 and still innovating by reinventing the model of higher education for a changing world. University of Phoenix has more than 1 million alumni and is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.


Social impact & nonprofit

Area of focus

Online Learning
Innovative Curriculum

Company size

5,001 - 10,000