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Geeks of the world: unite!

How to go from image data to a fully working web application driven by an image classification model.

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Co.Station: from real estate to innovation stimulator

One of the viewpoints we have selected for a separate track on our Curiosity Forum is Financial Services. And, as curiosity is mostly stimulated by challenging points of view, this track will be...

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How data management and digitization will make government services more efficient

We face a lot of societal challenges. One of them is the digital transformation of society. Governments, cities, towns, and the entire public sector are well-aware of the fact that services should...

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Don’t miss the Curiosity Forum

It is in our nature to be curious. To discover and explore. Every day, new discoveries and innovations push our world forward and make our life better. Innovation is sparked by our continuous...

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Why privacy will not kill innovation

Due to popular demand, Jan Leyers’ high-profile program on the Belgian tv channel Canvas, has returned to the screen after ten years of radio silence. Well, television silence, to be correct. I felt...

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Digitalization is a state of mind

Being cast as a SAS keynote speaker is a great honour, being cast on an event called Curiosity forum is a great delight. My entire keynote is dedicated to the idea of curiosity driving innovation....

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Philosophy can help you innovate. Here's how.

Philosophy is often called the ultimate form of curiosity: keep asking ‘why’ until you get to the core of things. Centuries ago, Socrates was executed for this. But Anders Indset, one of the...

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Sciensano supports worldwide reuse of scientific research data about public health

Scientific research is crucial for our public health, and that's why Sciensano wanted to centralise all data in a warehouse, called Healthdata.be. They decided to use SAS technology to safely collect,...

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A well-broadcast cry for female role models

Extensive airplay on Radio 1, one of Belgium’s most important radio staions? An elaborate opinion piece in Bloovi, one of Belgium’s most active online communities? I seem to have touched quite a...

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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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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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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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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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Frédéric Thys

Frédéric Thys

A mix of business curiosity, technical skills and the urge to write stories that matter…that is what drives Frédéric to blog about. His favorite topic? People Analytics! Or to showcase the value of analytics when unveiling unsuspected connections behind complex human systems and behaviors.
Buckle up for some clear, ready-to-use insights in how analytics measure the human attributes of consumers and employees to predict the success or failure of a venture, and to model and optimize teams and companies. Because business is about people, about making people happy and comfortable. And to be successful in business we need time and analytics to know how to make this happen.

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