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The Five Tribes of Machine Learning

When we talk about machine learning, people often assume that this is one single homogeneous discipline and technology. But in reality, it is a very diverse set of theories and disciplines grouped...

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One directive is worth more than a thousand graphs

Delivering visual insights from unstructured data is just half the work. The most crucial part of any successful analytics story comes after the data has been crunched. Sometimes, we tend to forget...

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Baloise leverages analytics to power its decision making process with Anabel

Baloise Insurance is unlocking the full potential of its data with the Analytics for Belgium (Anabel)-project. The insurance company was faced with a large amount of valuable but of unstructured and...

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Daikin improves margins using analytics powered supply chain forecasting

Microsoft Excel has its limits, and Daikin had run into them managing their complex supply chain. Limited room for consolidation and an error prone workflow prompted the company to look for a better...

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A practical guide to database management

Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence: the possibilities are endless and more and more companies and organizations are putting them to use. However: one key condition to start using advanced...

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SAS Academy for Data Science nominated for Computable Awards

ICT magazine Computable has nominated SAS and Procam for the 2018 Dutch Computable Awards, for the category of ICT trainer of the year. 
The SAS Academy for Data Science is one of the ten courses...

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From AI to IA: an anatomy of the digital brain

AI is generally acknowledged as a contributor to and a creator of added value. But some view AI as a possible liability to organizations, to ourselves and even to mankind in general. As an AI...

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Privacy: the main obstacle between healthcare and AI

Artificial Intelligence and data analytics could fundamentally change the way we handle illness, but only if we can first solve the privacy issue hindering the convergence of both.

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Autonomous cars: a continuous sequence of lightning-fast processing and decisions

One of the eye-catchers during the and& event in Leuven last month was the self-driving car that took many visitors for a short ride in the city center. The experience was frightening to some,...

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Philippe Van Impe

Philippe Van Impe

“Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower scholars and professionals to apply data sciences to address humanity’s grand challenges.” There you go, Philippe Van Impe in a nutshell. Quoting his mission statement to describe Philippe is quite a lot easier than trying to sum up his professional activities: founder of the European Data Innovation Hub, founding partner of the Brussels Data Science Community, ‘social entrepreneur’ and ‘startup coach’. You see, Philippe is a tough professional to capture in such a short bio!

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Hélène Ernotte

Hélène Ernotte

One of SAS’ credos is Creating Chances. And you might say Hélène Ernotte is the embodiment of that credo and ambition. The company’s HR Manager started as a Junior Recruiter at Microsoft in 2008. She joined SAS in 2012 as HR Business Partner, where she put her experience into practice and quickly became a valuable asset to the analytics firm. Though she is still only in her early thirties, Hélène is now in charge of all SAS’ HR activities in Belgium and Luxembourg. Her goal: to make sure SAS becomes the Great Place to Work of The Future.

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Albert Derasse

Albert Derasse

Albert Derasse is a true multitasker: apart from his job as Senior Business Solutions Manager Customer Intelligence at SAS South West Europe, he is also lector at ICHEC Brussels Management School, teaching students the art of marketing strategy. Albert is a customer-driven marketeer with a great capacity to listen first and then turn the input into strategy and results. On World of Analytics Albert will share stories based on his experience in helping companies find more profitable growth opportunities and amplify marketing initiatives.

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Michel Philippens

Michel Philippens

Michel is passionate about everything related to big data analytics, and how you can use these to make smarter business decisions. With a Master in Sociology and Statistics he first worked as a research assistent at the KU Leuven, but Michel soon joined SAS as a Senior Consultant. Today he has 15 years of valuable experience, truly seeing the world of analytics change. His key philosophy: analytics don't belong in a lab test environment, they are part of everyday life.

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Mieke De Ketelaere

Mieke De Ketelaere

“Mieke combines a contagious enthusiasm with a deep knowledge on customer intelligence and digital transformation”, a nice reference on LinkedIn and a nice introduction for Mieke De Ketelaere’s bio. Mieke is Customer Intelligence Director at SAS for the South West Europe region. She has worked for several multinationals on all aspects of customer relations including transactional CRM, advanced analytical customer insight and interactive marketing. She is specialized in helping customers in defining the steps to grow in maturity in customer experience, customer intimacy and customer lifecycle management. Lately, Mieke De Ketelaere started to focus on the value of big data in marketing context. The arrival of new datastreams such as online and social data at one site and the calculation power at the other site, deliver a huge new set of real-time interesting insights at the fingertips of marketers. These new insights, if used wisely, allow operational marketing departments in return to take customer experience and intimacy to a higher level.

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Mathias Coopmans

Mathias Coopmans

Mathias Coopmans combines business curiosity with technical skills, a powerful combo many professionals can only dream about. Passionate about big data and business analytics, Mathias helps companies across South-West Europe create value from Hadoop - the open-source data storage and distributed processing platform – integrating it into their business, both on the technical side and at the strategic level. Analytics and Big Data put to work, the best of both worlds!

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