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Sciensano supports worldwide reuse of scientific research data about public health

Scientific research is crucial for our public health, and that's why Sciensano wanted to centralise all data in a warehouse, called Healthdata.be. They decided to use SAS technology to safely collect,...

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A well-broadcast cry for female role models

Extensive airplay on Radio 1, one of Belgium’s most important radio staions? An elaborate opinion piece in Bloovi, one of Belgium’s most active online communities? I seem to have touched quite a...

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How Tomorrowland and The Day After Tomorrow have impacted our future (and may impact yours too!)

This weekend Tomorrowland, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are bringing the Garden of Madness to the Sportaleis. Do you know what word SAS, Peter Hinssen and the world’s most renowned dance event have...

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A core skill for data scientists? Being a good listener.

Just having a data scientist doesn’t mean you're creating value. Only by working together, and using new insights the right way, your company will move forward.

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Online campaigns are ok, as long as they’re transparent!

Cambridge Analytica has ruined a lot for anyone who wants to use technology in political campaigning. But when our data are collected with our full knowledge, analytics can be beneficial to...

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How to treat a cancer patient? Let the computer guide you!

AI can make an impact in many industries, but in the health industry it can mean the difference between life and death. Here’s why oncologists and other experts should rely on machines when...

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Share our fitness data with our health insurer? Why not!

In the US, some health insurance companies are rewarding their customers for sharing their fitness tracker data. Over here, such initiatives meet more criticism and skepticism from privacy groups. But...

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CDO of the Year: the important award that will hopefully disappear

On October 24th in Brussels, I will be attending a first in Belgium: the election of the CDO of the Year Award.

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The Five Tribes of Machine Learning

When we talk about machine learning, people often assume that this is one single homogeneous discipline and technology. But in reality, it is a very diverse set of theories and disciplines grouped...

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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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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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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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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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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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