Novartis has incorporated data science into research, business operations, and the way they engage with healthcare professionals and patients.
In 2018, Novartis created a Digital Finance Hub in Barcelona to combine data science with finance. Currently, this Hub has 25 data scientists and several data engineers serving the entire world.
Novartis has collaborated with Eurecat in the organization of 3 datathons to capture ideas and talent. The years 2018 and 2019, in a face-to-face format with about 60 participants in each edition. And in 2020, given the situation of pandemics and confinement, a virtual datathon was organized with 150 participants from different countries.