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Why Napoleon was the founder of modern data visualization

Exactly 200 years ago the world changed forever. The Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon’s forces were defeated by the British and Prussians, took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815. But I’m...

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Cybersecurity and big data analytics: partners in crime fighting

Organizations often struggle to keep up with the current evolutions in cybercrime. They are spending billions of dollars on IT security. And still the insight in the threat landscape remains limited...

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FRAUD FIGHTING IN 2015: AN OVERVIEW

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” I would like to use this quote from the movie classic ‘The Usual Suspects’ to illustrate the problem with...

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From data crunching to storytelling - don’t forget the essentials

The role of analytics in any organization has changed considerably the last few years. Managing the unstoppable flow of data has become increasingly difficult. And at the same time, organizations have...

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Why you have to meet Jill Dyché

On Thursday June 25th Jill Dyché is visiting Belgium and you should be there! Jill Dyché has been thinking, writing, and speaking about business-IT alignment for over two decades. She recently...

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Analytics keep the insurance fees affordable

Ever wondered why your insurance policy gets more expensive every year? There are various factors contributing to this unpleasant trend but insurance fraud might well be the most important one.

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Analytics and contact centers: a game-changing combination

Today, May 27th, the contact centre organization contactcentres.be will host the annual Caviars awards, celebrating the best contact centers in various categories. One of the awards is ‘Best use of...

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Eurovision lyrics analyzed: bittersweet, positive and power songs are winners

It’s that time of year again. Trees are blossoming, terraces are getting crowded and people are installing their barbecues. Europe is waking up from hibernation and is getting ready for tons of...

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4 lessons learned from early adopters of Hadoop

A couple of weeks ago, analytics lovers from all over Europe were brought together at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels. There were keynotes, exhibitors, panel discussions, workshops: Hadoop catered for...

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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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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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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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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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Tommy Lehnert

Tommy Lehnert

Tommy Lehnert has over 15 years of experience and a sound knowledge of financial markets. Currently he works as Sales Account Manager at SAS Belgium and Luxembourg. Tommy holds a BA in Management Science and a Master degree in Private Banking and Fund Industry. He is the author of 'Volume 1: How advanced analytics will transform banking in Luxembourg' and co-author of a publication about the relationship of depositary banks and the Madoff fraud case.

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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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