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Tomorrowland takes customer experience to new levels

When it comes to customer experience and experience marketing, no organization comes even close to Tomorrowland. From the teaser movie over the social buzz to the after movie, customers are given the...

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Customer experience: from goldfish to GDPR

‘Moneyball’ in the world of soccer, the use of analytics to save refugees’ lives, applying mathematics to predict divorces and to influence gossip in the office, and even a royal visit: there...

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Your journey to Artificial Intelligence

A vast majority of business leaders have started talking about Artificial Intelligence, and some even have begun to implement suitable projects. But what did this journey look like? Which challenges...

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The revival of data management: trends & challenges

Data management – an umbrella term for data integration, data quality and also data governance – has long taken a back seat within many companies worldwide. But as more and more companies are now...

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Why marketing professionals should use analytics

In recent years, being a chief marketing officer (CMO) has become much more challenging due to the digitizing market. New data sources give new insights into customer behaviour and the customer...

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Belfius: “Who needs fintech anyway?”

It’s very unlikely that you haven’t heard of ‘fintech' yet. This term (short for financial technology) usually refers to startups in the financial industry who have created some innovative...

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GatherIQ helps silence a ‘silent killer’

SAS’ GatherIQ initiative has welcomed yet another organisation: the Sepsis Alliance. Sepsis is a form of blood poisoning caused by infections, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and...

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When disaster strikes, analytics make a difference

Data-driven dashboard enables second-largest grant maker to provide guidance just when donors need it most

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Our appeal: turn our youth into Mars travelers

According to recent studies, one million extra jobs for highly skilled talent will be created in the course of the next decade. No less than 40 percent of these jobs will be functions that don’t...

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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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Andrew Pease

Andrew Pease

Andrew Pease couples a deep understanding of technology with an unmatched insight in business needs. This powerful combination makes him popular within SAS for finding sensible solutions for customers across a range of sectors. Andrew is passionate about using analytics to exploit exploding data volumes in tackling business challenges. With the rise of “Big Data” and “Data Science”, Andrew navigates the hype with pragmatic approaches and experience-based insights. And against all odds, his blogs might just make you laugh as well.

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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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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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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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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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