Our Enterprise Standards & Productivity Program, launched in 2013, put us on a path to enterprise-wide implementation of a smarter and more efficient business model that will enhance our work with partners, reduce costs where possible, and enable continued investments in growth and innovation. The new operating model will deliver $1 billion in savings by the end of 2018; centralize key services related to Human Resources, Finance and Procurement in one global and four regional service centers; and deploy best-in-class technologies to help our Company respond efficiently to business needs.
Another example is the newly unified Johnson & Johnson Institute. We have long been a leader in state-of-the-art training for surgeons and healthcare professionals in virtual reality surgery, cardiology, joint reconstruction and other specialty areas. The Johnson & Johnson Institute brings together 26 professional education facilities, that formerly operated separately, and a network of online education and collaborative partnerships across multiple specialties to deliver innovative educational programming to enhance and expand upon what health care professionals learned in medical school. In this new centralized structure, we will be able to harness the size, reach and collective resources of our Company to provide professional growth opportunities for healthcare professionals around the world.
Integrating technology into our core business strategy and plans continued to be a top priority in 2017. We worked to shift digitalization ideas from pilot programs to enterprise-wide solutions that will increase efficiency for our teams, our customers and our suppliers so that we can deliver more value to our stakeholders. We are bringing the best talent on board to help facilitate and accelerate our efforts to create an enterprise-wide technology ecosystem. In 2017, we doubled the number of full-time data scientists on staff, and plan to expand this number significantly as we continue advancing our methods and programs.