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VAT Fraud has been reduced to nearly zero thanks to hybrid fraud detection

For many years, European governments have had to suffer the unbearable thought that billions of euros a year get stolen by thieves using some sort of VAT carousel fraud. These fraud carousels are...

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Brussels university improves mangrove reforestation project using analytics

Mangrove forests seem like a very remote and unimportant vegetation form. But in fact it is far more important for our ecosystem and even for many human lives than you would consider possible. They...

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Social security fraud inspectors more efficient, more motivated and more interactive thanks to datamining

When it comes to fighting social security fraud, the battle seems a little unfair. The FPS Social Security staff charged with inspections counts no more than 244 people, who are tasked with inspecting...

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Analytics at SPF Finance has led to a significant rise in tax revenues from real estate transactions

The Patrimony Department of the Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) Finance collects information on value and ownership of real estate property from notaries and real estate agents. This information...

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ERGO fights money laundering and terrorist financing using ... fuzzy logic

ERGO Insurance is a mid-sized Benelux insurer who needs to meet the same ever-growing international and national regulations as their much larger competitors. This puts a heavy burden on the...

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MC/CM has reached a more proactive budget management

The Belgian health insurance organization MC/CM, with 4,5 million affiliates, is clearly a major player in healthcare management in Belgium. They organize and manage one of the country’s largest...

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The biggest questions in analytics

In which Jill channels Peter Drucker, General George Patton, and her manicurist.

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Fraud and Fado: mournful tunes but no sentiment of resignation

A couple of weeks ago a great number of telecom operators gathered in Lisbon, the city of Fado, to discuss telecom fraud. Organized by the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) and the Forum...

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Blind people behind the steering wheel, and other future traffic trends

Now that the Summer holidays have begun, traffic jams are more reasonable. But they are still there! This always raises the question of what traffic will look like in a couple of years, as the number...

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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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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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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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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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