Daniel Jiménez is a scientist at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and head of Agronomy at Universidad ICESI. He is agronomist by training and has been a pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries. He leads the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. His work has received recognition from the World Bank Group (2015) and the United Nations (2014 and 2017), he took the top prize at the Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics 2018 and the INFORMS 2020 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award competition. He holds a PhD in Agriculture science from Ghent University, he worked at Bioversity International and the University Of Applied Sciences Of Western Switzerland (HEIG-VD), and was also a consultant for the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD).