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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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HR needs analytics to grow from cost center to benefit center

HR is at a crossroads today. It reminds me of what the finance department has experienced a couple of years ago. It took a financial crisis to realize that Finance could play a significant role within...

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5 hurdles companies face when investing in data-driven marketing

In my role as a customer intelligence advisor, I have the privilege to work with a wide variety of organizations. From retailers to the banking sector, whether ‘B2C’ or ‘B2B’ oriented, one...

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Flying Doctors reach patients faster using analytics

The Australian Flying Doctors may seem to have an exciting job, but it can also be a very stressful one. These airborne medical emergency teams often need to fly to remote places and they cannot...

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Five data quality archetypes: which one are you?

Phil Simon, a frequent keynote speaker and award-winning author of several management books, has shared some interesting thoughts with us on business management issues pertaining to analytics and data...

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Why Birdman won the Oscars

Last February 22nd, hundreds of millions of movie lovers tuned in and watched “Birdman” receive the highest honor in filmmaking, causing “Boyhood” fans great heartache. Analysis of twenty...

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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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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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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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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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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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