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A graph on water shortage says more than a thousand words

It’s one thing to tell people about the millions of people around the world who barely have enough clean water to survive. It’s another thing to show them. That’s why SAS has joined forces with...

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Video: How smart are our cities?

“Of course Amsterdam is one of the smartest cities worldwide. They have to be creative: they’re below sea-level.” This was not the only revealing insight shared by creative designer Daan...

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Video: Will AI make illness optional?

“We already have an algorithm that can detect lung cancer on CT-scans, and identify lung infections using X-ray.” - Doctor Joost Huiskens, Senior Associate Account Executive at SAS.

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Humanoid or functional robots: a useful distinction?

A lot has been said about the future of robots in our society. What the robot of tomorrow will look like, is a key talking point. But we of course mustn’t forget the software driving all of its...

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Video: The future of humanoid robots

“The ideal factory has only two living employees: a human, and a dog. The human must feed the dog, while the dog has to prevent the human from touching the machines.” During the SAS Sofa Session...

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According to experts, what is the impact of new technologies and data streams on future city life?

New technologies and big data are causing disruptions in many industries. But how will these evolutions impact our lives and the cities of tomorrow? Two experts who know what they’re talking about,...

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Valid data management: your ticket to paradise!

Ok, so we have found paradise: it is located in West Perth, Australia. Analytically speaking anyway, as discovered through the Paradise Found project and as described in the previous blog post. It...

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Paradise lost? Paradise found! Data tell us it’s in West Perth

Have you ever dreamt of living in an area with free public transport? Or with the highest concentration of self-made millionaires? Maybe an area where every resident has the equivalent of five tennis...

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Artificial intelligence contributes to a better world. Really!

If you haven’t heard of any example of how Artificial Intelligence (AI in short) will change the shape of our world, you have probably been living on Mars, way before Elon Musk ever will. Each day...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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