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The students of today; our heroes in the era of bigger, more complex data

Reading a blog article recently, this sentence caught my attention: “The digital economy infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives – from banking and shopping to dating and learning. For some...

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Artificial Intelligence: beyond the media hype

When it comes to coverage in the media Artificial intelligence (AI) is often described without any nuance, as if it were a huge threat for our future. In reality, AI can be a big help, offering...

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Trains, IoT and analytics: GE’s best kept secret

When we say ‘GE’, you probably think of industry solutions such as power plants; wind turbines, airplane engines. But did you know that GE is also one of the world’s biggest train vendors?...

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Clearing your store while keeping the margins as high as possible? Adidas shows you how

Retail managers all over the world face that same challenge: finding the 'sweet spot’ between completely clearing their inventory and maximizing revenue and profit.

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Crowdsourcing of insights helps cope with refugee issues

The refugee crisis is still far from over. Each day, people die or are reported missing on their way to their promised land. And there is very little we can do to help, as an individual anyway. But...

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Machine learning: a different (dashboard) light on the Paradise Papers

No less than 380 journalists, members of the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists),have been investigating 13 million documents since the start of this year. The results of...

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Tomorrowland takes customer experience to new levels

When it comes to customer experience and experience marketing, no organization comes even close to Tomorrowland. From the teaser movie over the social buzz to the after movie, customers are given the...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Michel Philippens

Michel Philippens

Michel is passionate about everything related to big data analytics, and how you can use these to make smarter business decisions. With a Master in Sociology and Statistics he first worked as a research assistent at the KU Leuven, but Michel soon joined SAS as a Senior Consultant. Today he has 15 years of valuable experience, truly seeing the world of analytics change. His key philosophy: analytics don't belong in a lab test environment, they are part of everyday life.

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