Leadership in Business Analytics: Panelists

Fred Dimyan, CEO – Potoo Solutions, is a successful entrepreneur who has built several technology based businesses.  He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Potoo, the burgeoning data analytics firm that protects brands and offers online marketplace insights.  He has 19 years of experience, including general management of mid to large size organizations, product development, business operations, and strategy.  He has also been a Senior Executive with global corporations including Pepsi, Prudential, and Gartner.  Fred holds an Engineering degree from Stony Brook University.  

Aleksander Lazarevic, VP, Advanced Analytics and Engineering – Stanley Black and Decker. Aleksandar is responsible for overall data engineering and analytics solutions in Stanley Black & Decker organization. He is passionate about applying big data technologies and machine learning / AI in digital manufacturing and health care. In addition, he has extensive experience in various analytics projects ranging from banking, credit and insurance industry to physical and computer security applications. He is a frequent speaker at data science conferences. He has co-edited a book on cyber security threats, written 8 book chapters and published over 50 research articles, which were cited more than 4,000 times. He holds a PhD degree in data mining / machine learning from Temple University.

Stephanie Mortimer, Sr 2 VP Business Performance & Analytics – Travelers, Stephanie graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a BS degree in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Actuarial Science. Following graduation, she started her career at Travelers as an actuarial student. Over the past 16 years, Steph has held several business analytics positions at Travelers where she is currently a Sr 2VP of Business Analytics. Her team is dedicated to supporting Customers, Operations, and Marketing. Steph recently built a home in Simsbury where she lives with her husband Brett and three children Joe, Alicia, and Gracie.

Barry Stein, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer – Hartford Healthcare, MD MBA FSIR FACR RPVI, is the Chief Clinical Innovation Officer for Hartford HealthCare (HHC) where he also practices as a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has held numerous leadership positions including Chief Imaging Informatics Officer at HHC, Vice Chair of Radiology, Chief of Cardiovascular MRI & CT, and Director of the Advanced Imaging and Quantitative Analysis Core Laboratory at Hartford Hospital. Barry graduated with his executive MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He received his post graduate medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he did his Radiology residency, served as Chief Resident, and completed fellowships in MRI and Vascular & Interventional Radiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. Barry is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology and is a fellow of both the Society of Interventional Radiology and American College of Radiology. He is a recognized expert in cardiovascular MRI and CT and was one of the pioneers in Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Barry continues to remain engaged at MIT serving on the Sloan Alumni Board, as a lecturer on Innovation, faculty mentor for the MIT Impact and LinQ programs, faculty mentor for students from the MIT Initiative for Health Systems Innovation, as well as conducting clinical and operational next generation analytics research in collaboration with Sloan faculty at HHC. He is currently focused on building a differentiated healthcare innovation ecosystem at HHC, to accelerate transformative healthcare delivery ideas to impact.