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7 characteristics of a “supporting industry”

What happens when you bring together financial experts at a technology event, organized by analytics software supplier SAS, with the surprising name ‘Curiosity Forum’? You get interesting cases of...

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How data contribute to the 4th Industrial Revolution in Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry, not unlike other industries, is not on the brink of the 4th industrial revolution: it is actually experiencing it right now. Many organizations are currently implementing...

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Efficiënte bestrijding van douanefraude? Dat vergt slimme software én ervaren douaniers

Voor een klein land als België kunnen we ronduit indrukwekkende import- en exportcijfers voorleggen. Alleen al vorig jaar werd voor 403 miljard euro aan goederen ingevoerd. Voor de douanediensten aan...

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How NxtPort unlocks the potential of sharing data in the port of Antwerp

Data sharing has become a hot topic in logistics. In the port of Antwerp, sharing data between different logistics players could save up to a billion euros. In this context, NxtPort was founded,...

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From KDD to Decision Science: what’s in a term?

Very few technologies have evolved as rapidly and drastically as artificial intelligence and analytics, in all its forms and shapes. Also, very few technologies have been hyped as much in the last...

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Galapagos, Prayon and FPS Finances win a SAS Analytics in Action award; LACO receives the Partner Award

Out of several successful projects, SAS selected three winners to receive an award at the SAS Curiosity Forum. They each have transformed important processes in their organisation thanks to new...

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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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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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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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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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Véronique Van Vlasselaer

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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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