Dr. Florens Focke: Dr. Focke works as an Advanced Analytics Expert within Merck’s Enterprise Information Management team. In this role, he leads big data and advanced analytics projects especially in healthcare and core functions such as procurement or finance. Dr. Focke holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim, where he focused on empirical finance and economics. His research has been presented at several conferences, including the American Economic Association annual meeting, and published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Focke obtained an MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.