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SAS joins top analytics education program (and celebrates with some tips)

Now that SAS has entered the QTEM (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management)* network, we thought it would be nice to provide some useful tips to students considering to pursue an...

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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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Big data: benefit or burden? [video]

Big data holds a massive amount of opportunities, which lots of companies, organizations and governments are already exploring. Big data is no longer an "opportunity", it is our daily reality. Even...

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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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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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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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