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VAT Fraud has been reduced to nearly zero thanks to hybrid fraud detection

For many years, European governments have had to suffer the unbearable thought that billions of euros a year get stolen by thieves using some sort of VAT carousel fraud. These fraud carousels are...

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Brussels university improves mangrove reforestation project using analytics

Mangrove forests seem like a very remote and unimportant vegetation form. But in fact it is far more important for our ecosystem and even for many human lives than you would consider possible. They...

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Social security fraud inspectors more efficient, more motivated and more interactive thanks to datamining

When it comes to fighting social security fraud, the battle seems a little unfair. The FPS Social Security staff charged with inspections counts no more than 244 people, who are tasked with inspecting...

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Analytics at SPF Finance has led to a significant rise in tax revenues from real estate transactions

The Patrimony Department of the Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) Finance collects information on value and ownership of real estate property from notaries and real estate agents. This information...

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ERGO fights money laundering and terrorist financing using ... fuzzy logic

ERGO Insurance is a mid-sized Benelux insurer who needs to meet the same ever-growing international and national regulations as their much larger competitors. This puts a heavy burden on the...

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MC/CM has reached a more proactive budget management

The Belgian health insurance organization MC/CM, with 4,5 million affiliates, is clearly a major player in healthcare management in Belgium. They organize and manage one of the country’s largest...

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The biggest questions in analytics

In which Jill channels Peter Drucker, General George Patton, and her manicurist.

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Fraud and Fado: mournful tunes but no sentiment of resignation

A couple of weeks ago a great number of telecom operators gathered in Lisbon, the city of Fado, to discuss telecom fraud. Organized by the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) and the Forum...

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Blind people behind the steering wheel, and other future traffic trends

Now that the Summer holidays have begun, traffic jams are more reasonable. But they are still there! This always raises the question of what traffic will look like in a couple of years, as the number...

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Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens

If you’re looking for in-dept insights in the world of (web) analytics, CRM, fraud detection and credit risk management, Bart Baesens is just the man you need. Bart is Professor of Big Data & Analytics at KU Leuven and lecturer at the University of Southhampton. Browse through his LinkedIn profile and you will soon find out that his research has been published in several top-notch international journals, and that he is author of Analytics in a Big Data World (2014)and co-author of Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts (2008). Obviously Bart keeps the very best of his writing for the World of Analytics, so stay tuned.

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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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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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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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