Marco Spruit is a researcher at the Information and Computing Sciences department of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Marco’s research theme centres around Analytic Systems for Applied Data Science in which he investigates utility determinants of data analytics based decision support systems using an action research approach. In particular, he focuses on effectiveness, efficiency and usability measurements in Health Analytic Systems. It is Marco's strategic goal to contribute to a better world by improving transparancy in decision making processes from a people-process-technology perspective. He serves on the editorial boards of the international journals on Decision Analytics, Business Intelligence Research, Semantic Web and Information Systems, and Computer Information Systems. Before 2007 Marco worked in industry as a software developer for fourteen years in the fields of Business Intelligence and Text Analytics.