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A quarter of holiday shoppers will spend more these holidays

With a quarter of holiday shoppers planning to spend more this year than last, retailers can start to celebrate. In its second year of research into holiday shopping plans, analytics leader SAS,...

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The birthday paradox explained

The birthday paradox - also known as the birthday problem - states that in a random group of 23 people, there is about a 50% chance that two people have the same birthday. In a room of 75 there’s...

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Smile, you are being scored!

We are gradually getting used to the idea that our data are being analyzed whenever we go to the bank to apply for a new loan or whenever we try to buy a more expensive item such as a car. But the...

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The business of cybercrime

Cybercrime is a beast of many forms, so we learned in Georges Ataya’s presentation at the SAS Forum earlier this year. And what’s more: cybercrime is getting organized more and more professionally...

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What’s that poison? Analytics to the rescue

Sometimes the difference between life and death (or illness with severe consequences) can be a matter of the right advice at the right moment. In case of poisoning, for instance, you may be saved by...

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How data-driven Uber is driving change & challenging regulations

What Airbnb is doing to the hotel industry, Uber is doing to the taxi industry: disrupting it! A good thing for consumers but a tough time for the now - all of a sudden - traditional industries.

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Dutch soccer league teams up with SAS Analytics

The KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association) has added analytics leader SAS to its roster. Under a new four-year agreement, the Dutch soccer league will use SAS to expand KNVB’s ability to...

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Digital Belgium: a startup within the government

This year’s SAS Forum was kicked off by Alexander De Croo, Minister of (a.o.) Digital Agenda, and his advisor Laurent Hublet. The digitalization is not only apparent in the business world:...

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Developers to save the world

The Hadoop Summit that was hosted a couple of months ago in Brussels, had one presentation that definitely stood out: the one by futurist and commentator Ben Hammersley. 

"We won. Now we have a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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