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Creating business value with machine learning: five critical steps

Many companies focus on developing machine learning models with the ultimate goal of creating business value. For example, a bank wants to determine whether a customer's transaction is fraudulent, or...

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7 characteristics of a “supporting industry”

What happens when you bring together financial experts at a technology event, organized by analytics software supplier SAS, with the surprising name ‘Curiosity Forum’? You get interesting cases of...

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How data contribute to the 4th Industrial Revolution in Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry, not unlike other industries, is not on the brink of the 4th industrial revolution: it is actually experiencing it right now. Many organizations are currently implementing...

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Efficiënte bestrijding van douanefraude? Dat vergt slimme software én ervaren douaniers

Voor een klein land als België kunnen we ronduit indrukwekkende import- en exportcijfers voorleggen. Alleen al vorig jaar werd voor 403 miljard euro aan goederen ingevoerd. Voor de douanediensten aan...

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How NxtPort unlocks the potential of sharing data in the port of Antwerp

Data sharing has become a hot topic in logistics. In the port of Antwerp, sharing data between different logistics players could save up to a billion euros. In this context, NxtPort was founded,...

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From KDD to Decision Science: what’s in a term?

Very few technologies have evolved as rapidly and drastically as artificial intelligence and analytics, in all its forms and shapes. Also, very few technologies have been hyped as much in the last...

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Galapagos, Prayon and FPS Finances win a SAS Analytics in Action award; LACO receives the Partner Award

Out of several successful projects, SAS selected three winners to receive an award at the SAS Curiosity Forum. They each have transformed important processes in their organisation thanks to new...

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Geeks of the world: unite!

How to go from image data to a fully working web application driven by an image classification model.

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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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Frédéric Thys

Frédéric Thys

A mix of business curiosity, technical skills and the urge to write stories that matter…that is what drives Frédéric to blog about. His favorite topic? People Analytics! Or to showcase the value of analytics when unveiling unsuspected connections behind complex human systems and behaviors.
Buckle up for some clear, ready-to-use insights in how analytics measure the human attributes of consumers and employees to predict the success or failure of a venture, and to model and optimize teams and companies. Because business is about people, about making people happy and comfortable. And to be successful in business we need time and analytics to know how to make this happen.

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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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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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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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