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The revival of data management: trends & challenges

Data management – an umbrella term for data integration, data quality and also data governance – has long taken a back seat within many companies worldwide. But as more and more companies are now...

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Why marketing professionals should use analytics

In recent years, being a chief marketing officer (CMO) has become much more challenging due to the digitizing market. New data sources give new insights into customer behaviour and the customer...

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Belfius: “Who needs fintech anyway?”

It’s very unlikely that you haven’t heard of ‘fintech' yet. This term (short for financial technology) usually refers to startups in the financial industry who have created some innovative...

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GatherIQ helps silence a ‘silent killer’

SAS’ GatherIQ initiative has welcomed yet another organisation: the Sepsis Alliance. Sepsis is a form of blood poisoning caused by infections, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and...

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When disaster strikes, analytics make a difference

Data-driven dashboard enables second-largest grant maker to provide guidance just when donors need it most

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Our appeal: turn our youth into Mars travelers

According to recent studies, one million extra jobs for highly skilled talent will be created in the course of the next decade. No less than 40 percent of these jobs will be functions that don’t...

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The case for cybersecurity analytics

Six years ago, security experts probably didn’t view analytics as a primary weapon to help fight cybercrime. The tools focused on attack prevention and were designed to keep people away from...

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How machine learning-based tools and platforms are driving job integration

We hear a lot about how smart machine learning-based tools and platforms are going to change the world of work. Some commentators, like Stephen Hawking, have made apocalyptic prophecies about how the...

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It’s complicated - GDPR and the management of consent

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): be prepared to review your marketing. Once they have given their consent, consumers’ expectations are likely to rise!

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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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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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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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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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