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Better Analytics Today, Better AI Tomorrow, Starts With Summer Reading

We are entering a third era of automation, in which machines encroach on decision-making. But there is still a role for wetware.

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Paradoxes in retail: e-commerce vs bricks & big data vs mass retail

At SAS Belux Executive Dinner keynote speaker was Denis Knoops, CEO of Delhaize Belgium and Luxemburg. In my last blog post I discussed the first paradox in retail: sustainability vs sustainability.

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The paradox of sustainability in retail

Delhaize CEO Denis Knoops discussed the three big paradoxes in retail at the SAS Belux Executive Dinner. In this blog I present the first of these paradoxes: sustainability vs sustainability.

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Industry 4.0: Beaulieu ready for the digital industrial revolution

Beaulieu, a renowned industrial group working in floor coverings, is getting ready for the next industrial revolution: industry 4.0. With the help of data and analytic they will optimize uptime and...

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Euro 16 Data Analysis: the Red Devils that stand out

Now that Euro16 is approaching we had a look at the offensive stats for the players that could compete in this competition. Read on to find out who of the Belgian players stand out?

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Fighting terrorism demands better information sharing

One single database might not give you any interesting information, but when you connect different databases suspicious patterns can appear. Unfortunately it's this crucial information sharing we are...

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From big insights to ‘small’ actions

Has ‘big data’ been a hype? Yes and no. No, because the idea and technology behind big data will never go away. We will always want to get a grip on all available data, whether they are ours or...

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Post-Moneyball: is gut feeling overruling analytics?

Remember the movie ‘Moneyball’? The story of Billy Beane, Oakland A's general manager who successfully attempted to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated...

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Why Belgium? Rain, beer and data scientists!

I was planning on writing this blog for a while: not simply as an ode to my adopted (or is that adopting? I’m bold enough to think the feeling is kind of mutual ☺) country, but to offer some real...

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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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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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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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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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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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