Andy Hannah

President, Othot

Andy is the President of the Othot Division of Liaison International, a higher education technology company that helps colleges and universities achieve their enrollment and student success goals. In 2014, Andy co-founded Othot with the mission of applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the student lifecycle.  The Othot platform uses Machine Learning (ML) to enable institutions to predict student outcomes (e.g., enrollment, persistence, graduation, etc.) and produce insights and prescriptions that maximize the likelihood of student success.

Andy is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Analytics and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, Andy is developing and delivering curriculum/student experiences at the intersection of analytics and entrepreneurship that develop skills for graduates to be leaders in the blossoming business analytics field. In addition, he is a Senior Advisor and Faculty member of the International Institute of Analytics.

Andy’s vision is to apply AI and ML to help institutions identify individuals who wish to pursue additional education to complete their degrees, gain graduate degrees and/or upskill to further their career aspirations and passions. His objective is to develop a platform for institutions that will enable on-point lifelong learning at the right time and place for the student.

Andy has been an entrepreneur since 1995, a calling that has stayed firmly with him ever since. He has played leading C-Level roles at five high tech start-ups over the past two-plus decades, and the resulting perspectives, learnings, and expertise are the cornerstones of his endeavors. Andy’s companies touched a range of industries such as ed-tech, information, software, consulting, and material science.

Over the last three decades, Liaison has helped over 40,000 programs on more than 1,200 campuses more effectively manage admissions through its Centralized Application Service (CAS™) technology and complementary application processing and support services. The higher education technology leader supports its partner institutions’ total enrollment goals by pairing CAS with its Enrollment Marketing (EM) platform as well as the recently acquired TargetX (CRM) and advanced analytics software Othot.