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Democratizing AI: everyone should be able to work with data

The time for experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) is over. In a COVID-19 climate, it is important to be able to quickly scale up analytical models to industrial processes. SAS believes the...

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Data are essential for transformation to Industry 4.0

For large industrial organizations, digitization is the key word to innovate and work more efficiently. With support of SAS, Prayon – leader in phosphate chemistry – has also taken the step...

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SAS Response to EBA report on Big Data and Advanced Analytics

Banks see Open Source as a hotbed for rapid innovation. As a result, open source is now firmly on the agenda for decision makers at the world’s leading financial institutions. The thinking is that...

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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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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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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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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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Véronique Van Vlasselaer

Véronique Van Vlasselaer

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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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