Quantium announced today that Brian Hartzer, a seasoned executive and Non-Executive Director, has been appointed as the new CEO of Quantium Health, a leading AI and data analytics service provider in the health sector. Hartzer has been a part of the Quantium Advisory Board for the past three years.
Quantium Health is a joint venture between Quantium, a global leader in data science AI, and Discovery Health, a South Africa-based leader in healthcare delivery and insurance. This partnership allows Quantium Health to aid the health sector in unlocking comprehensive insights and deliver better outcomes for organizations and customers.
"Thanks to its partnership with Discovery, Quantium Health is uniquely positioned to help the health sector unlock deeper insights and deliver better outcomes for organizations and customers," Mr. Hartzer remarks. He also noted the significance of the role data analytics play in modern businesses, stating, "New AI-led innovations are emerging every day, but it takes deep experience and talent to unlock meaningful commercial wins through data. This is where Quantium is unmatched."
Hartzer believes that the use of data science and AI on a large scale is a crucial capability that few businesses possess. He says, "Through my work as a company director and leadership advisor, it's clear that nearly every leader is seriously thinking about AI, and Quantium is one of the only businesses with the capability to deploy data science and AI effectively and at scale."
According to Hartzer, data-dense sectors like health that traditionally have lacked insightful analysis can substantially benefit from this capability. "Having spent the past three years seeing Quantium in action, I'm excited by the opportunity to lead and grow the Quantium Health business," he adds.
In the new role, Hartzer will be reporting to the Board of Quantium Health. Dr Neil Soderlund, the founding CEO of Quantium Health, will stay on with Quantium as a senior advisor and will join the Quantium Health Board as a Non-Executive Director.
Adam Driussi, CEO of Quantium, praised Hartzer's leadership, saying, "It says a lot about the size of our opportunity in health that a leader of Brian's calibre is at the helm to help us further realise it. There is no one better to bring the strategic smarts and deep commercial experience our team and clients need to transform their operations and service delivery."
Before being a part of Quantium's Advisory Board, Mr Hartzer served as the CEO of the Westpac Group and held senior leadership positions at RBS and ANZ bank. He is currently the Chairman of the workforce intelligence AI platform Reejig and digital finance service Beforepay, besides serving as President of the Australian Museum Trust.