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Fold me to the moon: a new approach to risk management using analytics

Everything is becoming digital, and is getting connected to the internet and thus accessible for anyone who knows where to look. A nightmare for any security professional, and a wet dream for hackers...

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Use big data to transform your organization in 4 steps

With big data come big challenges and even bigger opportunities. Social data, mobile data and sensor data are just a few of the newer data sources that – when properly analyzed – can help improve...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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