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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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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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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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Jill Dyché

Jill Dyché

Jill Dyché — frank, funny, and full of great stories — has been thinking, writing, and speaking about business-IT alignment for over two decades. Jill has lived in far-flung locales including Paris, London, and Sydney, lecturing at industry conferences, tech events, and leading business schools, and blogging on the topic of why
orporate technologies are — or, at least should be — businessdriven. She lives in Los Angeles, where she samples fringe Cabernets, rescues shelter dogs, and writes the occasional haiku.

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Steven Hofmans

Steven Hofmans

Marketing has been a department driven by gut feelings for decades. The last few years, these instincts can be supported and eventually replaced by solid facts and figures.
Steven Hofmans helps companies achieving this data-driven marketing with the solutions offered by SAS. His knowledge of the technology combined with his thorough understanding of the ins and outs of marketing activities make him an expert in the field of data-driven marketing.

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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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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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Véronique Van Vlasselaer

Véronique Van Vlasselaer

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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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