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How the Internet of Things can drive value for your company [SAS FORUM]

Most companies tend to think of IoT in the (very) long term: valuable, yes, but for (much) later. But why wait to start disrupting your company, working more efficiently and boost revenue?

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How Axalta Coating Systems transforms big data into valuable data

Axalta Coating Systems is 1 of the 5 largest coating companies in the world. Their database includes 400,000 colors, categorized into 4,500 stock keeping units.

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Four key steps to creating an information-centric organisation [SAS FORUM]

Everyone seems to be talking, these days, about radical innovation and disruption by start-ups like Uber or AirBnB. Most solutions in this field tend to focus on organisational culture, collaboration...

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How analytics take cybersecurity to the next level

In a previous blog post we highlighted the importance of big data and analytics in the eternal fight against cybercrime. SAS has been working hard to turn their experience solving complex business...

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How Flemish Transport Company ‘De Lijn’ innovates with data [SAS FORUM]

The 2015 edition of the SAS Forum Belux is all about ‘Accelerating Innovation with Big Analytics’. One of the most inspiring and innovative cases that will be presented comes from Flemish...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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