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Direct mailing just got smarter

Communicating with the customer used to be very simple: you either communicated ‘above the line’ or ‘below the line’. The ‘communication below the line’ could be summarized as direct...

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Stress-testing as a strategic Risk & Finance framework: many financial institutions still have a long way to go

The depth and duration of the financial crisis has led many banks and regulators to ask whether stress-testing practices were appropriate before the crisis, and particularly, whether they were able to...

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Retail: let’s get ‘phygital’!

In the early days of e-commerce, the physical retailers shrugged at the thought of online shops taking over their dominant position: “How can they ever replace the intimacy and physical contact...

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Analytics save lives in Mozambique

We love it when analytics is used for public benefit. And we love it even more when this is the result of a PhD project. This is what happened in Mozambique recently when three scholars presented the...

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Zika virus: how to map mosquitoes (and why it matters)

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. The virus is spread by the so-called Aedes mosquito, which can be found in...

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How to make decisions at scale?

By embracing decisions at scale, organizations will reap far more return on their current analytics investment and enable their data scientists to better satisfy the organization's growing appetite...

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Imec and iMinds: a smart marriage

At our annual SAS Forum, we strive to serve our audience with the best speakers. They represent some of the finest companies in Belgium, and never fail to bring some fascinating and inspiring stories....

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Yellow school bus: analytics drive safety & efficiency

Navistar - prime manufacturer of the famous yellow school buses - is using SAS to analyze data from their buses and trucks' sensors to increase reliability and safety on the road.

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Healthcare and life sciences: listen to the patient

Life sciences are a fascinating industry. Never before have pharmaceutical companies been under so much pressure to deliver new and lucrative products in the shortest possible timeframe. And no other...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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