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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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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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Véronique Van Vlasselaer

Véronique Van Vlasselaer

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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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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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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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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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