Philips sustainable data competition 2020

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Crunching numbers for a healthier and more sustainable world


The decisions we make collectively today to address the developments in economic, health and climate change conditions, will determine the pathways for sustainable, healthy and prosperous lives for all of us in the future.

At Philips, we fully embrace sustainability because of the benefits for societies, and because we believe that it is a driver for economic growth. That’s why we have sustainability incorporated in our company strategy. As part of society, all of us have an obligation to contribute to the positive state of the world. That is why we at Philips have committed to support UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 3 to ensure healthy lives, promote well-being and SDG 12 to enable sustainable consumption and production patterns and SDG 13 combating climate change.

To achieve our ambitions, we cannot simply steer our organization on a gut feeling. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. And the beauty of data is that it can tell a story if treated properly. And that’s where you come in!

Most of the world will make decisions by either guessing or using their gut. They will be either lucky or wrong.”

Suhail Doshi, CEO, Mixpanel

Ah yes, before we move on, we have €15.000,- in price-money for the
top-3 teams! We wish you the best of luck on your mission!

1 team will be awarded with €7.500 cash

2 team will be awarded with €5.000 cash

3 team will be awarded with €2.500 cash

Your challenge

Your challenge will be to create a data-driven approach to create valuable insight that will guide Royal Philips to make strategic, well thought-through sustainable decisions that will contribute to our objective to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation.

We ask you and your team to help us to create valuable insights around the following 3 topics:

  • Creating insights in weight of products placed/active on market per country
  • Total energy consumed by our products per country
  • The CO2e emissions related to the use of our products and solutions per country
  • Where we your team to deliver on 4 elements on which points will be awarded accordingly.
  • Round 1: testing your data processing skills – MAX 3 points
  • Round 2: testing your data visualizations skills – MAX 3 points
  • Round 3: Testing your predictive modelling skills – MAX 2 points

BONUS: We love to stimulate creativity! Being creative gives the opportunity to try out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving. Therefore, you and your team will be rewarded if exceptional creativity is displayed, e.g. using open source data or exceptional visuals, to add value to the model. MAX 2 additional points.

A total of 10 point can be earned. You will be judged by a Jury of business experts and potential end-users of your product.



March 25, 2020

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