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Customer experience: from goldfish to GDPR

‘Moneyball’ in the world of soccer, the use of analytics to save refugees’ lives, applying mathematics to predict divorces and to influence gossip in the office, and even a royal visit: there...

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Your journey to Artificial Intelligence

A vast majority of business leaders have started talking about Artificial Intelligence, and some even have begun to implement suitable projects. But what did this journey look like? Which challenges...

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The revival of data management: trends & challenges

Data management – an umbrella term for data integration, data quality and also data governance – has long taken a back seat within many companies worldwide. But as more and more companies are now...

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Why marketing professionals should use analytics

In recent years, being a chief marketing officer (CMO) has become much more challenging due to the digitizing market. New data sources give new insights into customer behaviour and the customer...

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Belfius: “Who needs fintech anyway?”

It’s very unlikely that you haven’t heard of ‘fintech' yet. This term (short for financial technology) usually refers to startups in the financial industry who have created some innovative...

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GatherIQ helps silence a ‘silent killer’

SAS’ GatherIQ initiative has welcomed yet another organisation: the Sepsis Alliance. Sepsis is a form of blood poisoning caused by infections, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and...

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When disaster strikes, analytics make a difference

Data-driven dashboard enables second-largest grant maker to provide guidance just when donors need it most

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Our appeal: turn our youth into Mars travelers

According to recent studies, one million extra jobs for highly skilled talent will be created in the course of the next decade. No less than 40 percent of these jobs will be functions that don’t...

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The case for cybersecurity analytics

Six years ago, security experts probably didn’t view analytics as a primary weapon to help fight cybercrime. The tools focused on attack prevention and were designed to keep people away from...

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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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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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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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