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Tambellini Group is the leading independent technology research, analyst, and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. Our trusted market advisors provide clients, including healthcare-affiliated institutions, with credible resources and strategic advising through direct interaction with the top analysts and market-leading research to support their higher education needs from recruitment through advancement and back office functions.

Tambellini Group clients benefit from more than 100 annual and unbiased research reports that provide insight and analysis on the changing technology landscape. Our unbiased expertise and resources help institutional leaders make fact-based decisions and build consensus for their technology strategies and selections.

With nearly 5 million data points, including over 20,600 global institutions and more than 100,000 technology selections, the Tambellini Group’s proprietary Education Institution Technology Profile Database® is unparalleled in the industry.

Founded in 2001, the Tambellini Group is a woman-owned business headquartered in Irvington, Virginia.

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The Tambellini Group (Tambellini) is an analyst firm that provides advisory services as an additional value-added option for our higher education institution clients. Tambellini does not recommend nor make decisions on an institution’s behalf; we gather and provide information and to aid institutions in making the best decision for themselves.

We are able to offer these advisory services because of our years of research focused on higher education technology. As the largest group of analysts serving higher education, Tambellini has relationships throughout higher education and has non-disclosures and confidentiality agreements with every major platform vendor and provider of services in the industry.

Tambellini conducts hundreds of vendor briefings with companies each year. Unlike other analyst firms, we cover technology companies and service providers relevant to higher education, whether they are a Tambellini member or not.

It is Tambellini’s comprehensive and vendor-neutral research that has led both institutions and industry providers to want to work with Tambellini. While the majority of our clients are colleges and universities, industry vendors and investors may also become clients and access Tambellini research.

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Michael Bisson: Vice President of Student Product Strategy at Workday
Michael Bisson
Vice President, Student Product Strategy
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Michael joined Workday in 2013 seeding the Student project team and contributing to its initial architecture and design. Michael led the Product Management team as they designed the core student product and facilitated a three-year customer design partner program. Today, Michael leads the Product Strategy team responsible for determining market fit, competitive market intelligence, and overall product direction. Prior to joining Workday, Michael worked 16 years at Peoplesoft and Oracle in support of the Campus Solutions product in Product Management, Development, and Support. Michael has committed his professional career to the improvement of higher education management through the design and development of Student Information Systems.

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