Chicago Tech Leader Ed Earley Joins Otus

Author: Jordan Walker | Press |

Former SpotHero, Scientific Games Exec Enlisted to Scale K-12 EdTech Platform

Otus is a Chicago-based educational technology provider for K-12 school communities. Today they announced the appointment of Ed Earley as Chief Software Architect. 

Earley most recently served as Head of Engineering and Chief Architect at SpotHero. He focused on a large-scale transformation of the company’s engineering organization. He also worked closely with the architecture and internal processes. Earley previously served as CTO at Scientific Games. There he oversaw all aspects of multiple casino gaming business lines in U.S. and European markets. Earley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s from the University of Chicago.

As part of Otus’ leadership team, Earley will focus on building up the EdTech platform’s architectural and technology vision. Additionally, he will be scaling the engineering team’s processes and organization.

“Ed has a proven track record of building high-performance teams and innovative platforms,” said Otus Chief Operating Officer Keith Westman. Furthermore, “His leadership and vision will help take Otus to the next level in our mission to transform K-12 edtech and help educators, students and parents be more productive, connected and informed. This is an incredibly exciting next chapter for Otus.”  

“Joining Otus offered a profound opportunity to build an industry-leading platform that fosters student growth and shapes the next generation of learners, ” said Earley. “I knew I wanted to be part of that transformation, bringing my decades of experience in delivering cutting-edge architecture and building dynamic teams to help keep this company at the forefront of edtech.”

About Otus EdTech Platform

Otus is free for students, teachers, and families. It was recently named by Built In Chicago as one of the 100 best places to work in Chicago. Otus has also been recognized as the “Best Learning Analytics Solution” by EdTech Digest.  The company recently unveiled several added features. These include: its new student profile, which highlights student performance across a variety of metrics and timeframes, as well as its interactive historical analytics, which will be available in 2019 to enhance educators understanding of student performance and improvement over time. Above all, all of these tools are designed to support the successful implementation of initiatives such as standards-based grading, differentiated instruction, and data-informed decision making.

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