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FRAUD FIGHTING IN 2015: WHAT CAN WE DO?

In a previous blog post, I discussed the many different forms of fraud, as well as the growing complexity of the fraud schemes. It may have discouraged some people and led them to the conclusion that...

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Why Napoleon was the founder of modern data visualization

Exactly 200 years ago the world changed forever. The Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon’s forces were defeated by the British and Prussians, took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815. But I’m...

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Cybersecurity and big data analytics: partners in crime fighting

Organizations often struggle to keep up with the current evolutions in cybercrime. They are spending billions of dollars on IT security. And still the insight in the threat landscape remains limited...

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FRAUD FIGHTING IN 2015: AN OVERVIEW

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” I would like to use this quote from the movie classic ‘The Usual Suspects’ to illustrate the problem with...

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From data crunching to storytelling - don’t forget the essentials

The role of analytics in any organization has changed considerably the last few years. Managing the unstoppable flow of data has become increasingly difficult. And at the same time, organizations have...

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Why you have to meet Jill Dyché

On Thursday June 25th Jill Dyché is visiting Belgium and you should be there! Jill Dyché has been thinking, writing, and speaking about business-IT alignment for over two decades. She recently...

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Analytics keep the insurance fees affordable

Ever wondered why your insurance policy gets more expensive every year? There are various factors contributing to this unpleasant trend but insurance fraud might well be the most important one.

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Analytics and contact centers: a game-changing combination

Today, May 27th, the contact centre organization contactcentres.be will host the annual Caviars awards, celebrating the best contact centers in various categories. One of the awards is ‘Best use of...

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Eurovision lyrics analyzed: bittersweet, positive and power songs are winners

It’s that time of year again. Trees are blossoming, terraces are getting crowded and people are installing their barbecues. Europe is waking up from hibernation and is getting ready for tons of...

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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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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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Ivy Vanderheyden

Ivy Vanderheyden

"When people are passionate about what they do, they will achieve great things” I strongly believe this to be true. The world of analytics is such a fascinating industry. Every day I discover new applications and problems we can solve through the use of analytics. As Marketing Director at SAS it is my job to bring these stories to life and inspire people to do great things with data. In my blogs I want to fascinate you with a mixture of two of my favorite topics: analytics and 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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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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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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