Professor Dr. Diego Kuonen, CStat PStat CSci, founded in 2001 Statoo Consulting, a software-vendor independent Swiss consulting firm, where he serves as CEO and CAO. He has extensive experience in applying statistical engineering, statistical thinking, statistics, data science ­ a rebranding of data mining ­ and big data analytics within large and small companies and organisations in Switzerland and throughout Europe. In addition, he is also since 2016 Professor of Data Science at the Research Center for Statistics at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Founding Director of GSEM's new Master of Science in Business Analytics program. He received his PhD degree in Statistics ("Doctor in Science EPF") from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Initially, he graduated with a Master's degree in Applied Statistics ("MSc in Mathematics") from the EPFL in 1998. Currently, he is also the Principal Scientific and Strategic Big Data Analytics Advisor and Consultant for the Directorate and the Board of Management of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In May 2017 Professor Dr. Diego Kuonen, CStat PStat CSci, was ranked 26th within Onalytica's global "Big Data 2017: Top 100 Influencers" list, and he has currently more than 16'000 followers (and increasing) on Twitter. Further information are available at