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Geert Verstraeten is Managing Partner at Python Predictions, a Brussels-based niche player with expertise in the domain of predictive analytics for marketing, risk and operations. He has more than 10 years of analytics experience in different industries such as retail, mail order, telecom, banking, utilities, fundraising and subscription services. Geert has presented at a large number of business and academic conferences, and is Program Chair of Predictive Analytics World London, a vendor-neutral business conference bringing together experts, practitioners and managers in the domain. He holds a PhD in applied economics at Ghent University, Belgium.
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/geertverstraeten
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Manager
Years of Experience:
12
Your Company:
Python Predictions
Industry:
Professional Services
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Networking, New venture
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http://www.kdnuggets.com/

Geert Verstraeten's Blog

Predictive Analytics – a Soup Story

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 11:57pm 0 Comments

Predictive Analytics – a Soup Story

A simple metaphor for projects in predictive analytics

The analytical scene has recently been dominated by the prediction that we would soon experience an important shortage of analytical talent. As a response, academic programs and massive open online courses (MOOCs) have sprung up like mushrooms after the rain, all with the purpose of developing skills for the analyst or its more modern counterpart, the data scientist. However, in the …

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Why analysts should master public speaking

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:23pm 0 Comments

Granted, the fear of public speaking is often considered the most common of all phobias. In some (non-scientific) studies, evidence suggests that people fear public speaking more than death itself. It is not unlikely that analysts fear public speaking even more – as they are often distinctly more introverted than your average Joe. As with death, the natural human reflex is to avoid such fearful events. But…

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