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How to fill the gap between BI and Big Data [SAS FORUM]

This is a perfect moment to be a data scientist. They are – almost literally – the only ones who know how to handle Big Data and the incredible insights that it affords. And everybody is looking...

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Sports teams and analytics: a winning combination

Let’s kick off this blog post with a riddle. What do analytics and soccer have in common? It’s all about scoring.

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The three biggest challenges in marketing analytics and how to solve them [SAS FORUM]

Today marketing teams are faced with a continuously expanding volume of available data and there are three basic challenges in marketing analytics which are directly related to these evolutions:...

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Analytics in Luxembourg banks: the best hidden treasure?

Luxembourg has always been known as a popular haven for financial transactions and for storing personal or corporate treasures. It is a bit ironic that in Luxembourg, of all places, banks have little...

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How do the Tour de France and SAS Factory Miner relate?

I have been looking forward to July 14th this year. Not only because it is the French national holiday (aka Bastille Day) which gives an extra dimension to the Tour de France that day, but even more...

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From mass to realtime omni-channel marketing in 5 steps: step 2

Step 2: From customer segmentation to 1-to-1 campaigns

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Hadoop: ready for our future data needs

Are companies getting acquainted with Hadoop? How are they using it and is there a significant difference between different countries and industries? These and other questions are answered in this...

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Summer school for professionals: boost your analytics skills!

Summer holidays are approaching. Usually it’s this time of the year that gives us some time to finally do all things we have been willing to do for a long time but were never high enough on our...

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From mass to realtime omni-channel marketing in 5 steps: step 1

During recent customer visits, I have noticed that a lot of customers are assuming they can go from mass marketing to omni-channel marketing in a month or two. Most of the time customers are surprised...

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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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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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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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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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Mieke De Ketelaere

Mieke De Ketelaere

“Mieke combines a contagious enthusiasm with a deep knowledge on customer intelligence and digital transformation”, a nice reference on LinkedIn and a nice introduction for Mieke De Ketelaere’s bio. Mieke is Customer Intelligence Director at SAS for the South West Europe region. She has worked for several multinationals on all aspects of customer relations including transactional CRM, advanced analytical customer insight and interactive marketing. She is specialized in helping customers in defining the steps to grow in maturity in customer experience, customer intimacy and customer lifecycle management. Lately, Mieke De Ketelaere started to focus on the value of big data in marketing context. The arrival of new datastreams such as online and social data at one site and the calculation power at the other site, deliver a huge new set of real-time interesting insights at the fingertips of marketers. These new insights, if used wisely, allow operational marketing departments in return to take customer experience and intimacy to a higher level.

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