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Customer Intelligence: put the customer first

We would like to point out the obvious: the customer should always come first in customer intelligence. ‘If it’s that obvious, why point it out?’, you may think. The answer is quite simple:...

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Big data and Customer Intelligence: it’s NOT about technology!

Everybody keeps talking about the potential of big data, especially data about the customer. Customer intelligence, as it is often called, is sometimes considered to be ‘the new gold’. And who are...

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Hadoop Summit Brussels: some thoughts

In the very heart of Brussels, near the Grand Place and other historic landmarks, the most exciting moments could be lived at the Hadoop Summit 2015.

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Are all Data Scientists nerds?

Although the Data Scientist has been declared the sexiest job of the 21st century by HBR and others, if we are honest, we need to admit that data scientists are still associated with nerds by the...

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Why I’m looking forward to the Hadoop Summit

On April 15th and 16th, Brussels is hosting the 2015 Hadoop Summit. For 2 days, the capital of Belgium and Europe will also be the capital of big data and analytics. Is Hadoop really that important to...

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Is data scientist really the sexiest job on earth?

Data scientist has often been called “the sexiest job of the 21st century”. But why has this job earned such a flattering title?

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Average data scientist has sixpack (m.) or C-cup (f.) [SAS research]

The job of data scientist is often called a sexy profession. Research with data scientists all across Europe now scientifically confirms this assumption. It has become clear that data scientists...

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HR gladly welcomes the data scientist

By quantifying a project, vision or statement interims of ROI and impact, you suddenly become an active and proactive business player. You take your initial fact-based reporting to an entirely new...

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Meet two “mathemagical” data scientists: Jos and Joline

The Data Scientist. Often described as the hottest job of the future. But what does a Data Scientist really do? What is his/her value for a company? And is their job really that hot? Why not ask...

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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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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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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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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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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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