Mariana Simons is a Senior Data Scientist at the Chronic Disease Management Department of Philips Research. She holds a PhD in Numerical Methods and Algorithms from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She also completed “with distinction” the Data Science Specialization at the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her data science skills include R programming, getting and cleaning big data sets, exploratory data analysis, statistical inference, regression models, advanced machine learning techniques and developing data products. Her passion about innovation resulted in more than 50 patent applications as an author.