Franziska Bell is vice president and head of data and analytics at bp. She is a career data professional and data science leader with experience in multiple industries and companies. Previously, Fran was the head of data science platforms at Uber. Before Uber, Franziska was a postdoc at Caltech where she developed a novel, highly accurate approximate quantum molecular dynamics theory to calculate chemical reactions for large, complex systems, such as enzymes. Franziska earned her Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from UC Berkeley focusing on developing highly accurate, yet computationally efficient approaches which helped unravel the mechanism of non-silicon-based solar cells and properties of organic conductors.
VP, Head of Data and Analytics