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Analytical marketing goes beyond the marketing department

Today’s marketing organization needs to be analytics-driven and requires different skills than before, that’s what we’ve already learned from Adele Sweetwood’s book ‘The Analytical...

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Why business controllers are becoming citizen data scientists

The unfolding digital economy is impacting not just the way companies engage with their customers, but also how businesses are internally managing themselves. The business control function needs to...

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Analytical marketing: a different game requires different players

In my previous blog I already shared my enthusiasm for Adele Sweetwood’s book ‘The Analytical Marketer’, which describes how you should transform your marketing organization in order to optimize...

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Looking for a good summer read? Try ‘The Analytical Marketer’

“Analytics are leading the change in marketing, but the rest of the marketing organization must follow”

Summertime has finally arrived. Time to relax, enjoy a cool glass in the summer sun, lay...

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Six takeaways from SAS Forum Belux 2017

'Experience Your New Possible' was the theme of SAS Forum this year. During the event in The Egg, a fancy location in Brussels, 700 attendees from different innovative organizations and sectors could...

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Fire propelled intelligence – how can you grow yours?

A big part of our existence is about making choices. Preferably the best ones. Evidence-based decision-making matters more than the type and quantity of the data, and by establishing evidence-based...

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Self service requires partnership

Self-service analytics, including visual analytics, is a bit like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Kitchen staff (read: IT staff and analysts) prepare nutritious, appealing food, and business users are then...

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Customer journey analysis

Many organizations have adopted the concept of Customer Journey Mapping, or Customer Journey Analytics in order to map out the customer’s experience and analyze it. An introduction by Bart Baesens &...

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Why LACO will attend SAS Forum (and why you should too)

"There are many reasons to get excited about attending this year’s edition of the SAS Forum event", dixit Fabrice Deprez, Director at LACO.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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