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How machine learning-based tools and platforms are driving job integration

We hear a lot about how smart machine learning-based tools and platforms are going to change the world of work. Some commentators, like Stephen Hawking, have made apocalyptic prophecies about how the...

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It’s complicated - GDPR and the management of consent

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): be prepared to review your marketing. Once they have given their consent, consumers’ expectations are likely to rise!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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