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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Albert Derasse

Albert Derasse

Albert Derasse is a true multitasker: apart from his job as Senior Business Solutions Manager Customer Intelligence at SAS South West Europe, he is also lector at ICHEC Brussels Management School, teaching students the art of marketing strategy. Albert is a customer-driven marketeer with a great capacity to listen first and then turn the input into strategy and results. On World of Analytics Albert will share stories based on his experience in helping companies find more profitable growth opportunities and amplify marketing initiatives.

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