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Why privacy will not kill innovation

Due to popular demand, Jan Leyers’ high-profile program on the Belgian tv channel Canvas, has returned to the screen after ten years of radio silence. Well, television silence, to be correct. I felt...

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Digitalization is a state of mind

Being cast as a SAS keynote speaker is a great honour, being cast on an event called Curiosity forum is a great delight. My entire keynote is dedicated to the idea of curiosity driving innovation....

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Philosophy can help you innovate. Here's how.

Philosophy is often called the ultimate form of curiosity: keep asking ‘why’ until you get to the core of things. Centuries ago, Socrates was executed for this. But Anders Indset, one of the...

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Sciensano supports worldwide reuse of scientific research data about public health

Scientific research is crucial for our public health, and that's why Sciensano wanted to centralise all data in a warehouse, called Healthdata.be. They decided to use SAS technology to safely collect,...

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A well-broadcast cry for female role models

Extensive airplay on Radio 1, one of Belgium’s most important radio staions? An elaborate opinion piece in Bloovi, one of Belgium’s most active online communities? I seem to have touched quite a...

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How Tomorrowland and The Day After Tomorrow have impacted our future (and may impact yours too!)

This weekend Tomorrowland, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are bringing the Garden of Madness to the Sportaleis. Do you know what word SAS, Peter Hinssen and the world’s most renowned dance event have...

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A core skill for data scientists? Being a good listener.

Just having a data scientist doesn’t mean you're creating value. Only by working together, and using new insights the right way, your company will move forward.

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Online campaigns are ok, as long as they’re transparent!

Cambridge Analytica has ruined a lot for anyone who wants to use technology in political campaigning. But when our data are collected with our full knowledge, analytics can be beneficial to...

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How to treat a cancer patient? Let the computer guide you!

AI can make an impact in many industries, but in the health industry it can mean the difference between life and death. Here’s why oncologists and other experts should rely on machines when...

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Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven

Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven

Making a difference in our ecosystem, that is what Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven wants to do with SAS. As the company’s Managing Director, Jeroen has the bigger picture in mind. Of course he wants the business to thrive and he wants the SAS team to bring customers’ business to a higher level, but he also wants to make a difference in the world around us. Like providing a SAS certification training for eligible refugees, which gives them a chance at starting a new life, and at the same time contributes to the continuous search for SAS-certified talent, both for SAS and its partners. Jeroen’s contribution to World of Analytics will be all about how analytics have an impact our society, and ultimately make the world a little bit better, one step at a time.

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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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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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Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens

If you’re looking for in-dept insights in the world of (web) analytics, CRM, fraud detection and credit risk management, Bart Baesens is just the man you need. Bart is Professor of Big Data & Analytics at KU Leuven and lecturer at the University of Southhampton. Browse through his LinkedIn profile and you will soon find out that his research has been published in several top-notch international journals, and that he is author of Analytics in a Big Data World (2014)and co-author of Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts (2008). Obviously Bart keeps the very best of his writing for the World of Analytics, so stay tuned.

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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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