Videos and audio files of selected webinars and events around Data Science

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Data Science Webinar Series

Artificial Intelligence in Actuarial Work
Speaker: Nicholas Yeo, Nicholas Actuarial Solutions

This webinar provided insight into the emerging technologies that will interact with the actuarial profession in order to provide a frame of reference for actuaries to use in performing actuarial work, such as AI in motor insurance pricing, in loss reserving, in mortality modeling, in underwriting and in fraud & claims.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Communicating Data Science
Speakers: Chair: Asif John, ARGenesis, Alex Labram, Grant Thornton, Stelio Passaris, FIS

The aim of this webinar was to give actuaries an approach and checklist of considerations for communicating the results, methods, and technical specifics of a machine learning model to relevant parties.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Data Science & AI in Banking Risk Management
Speaker: Mahidhara Davangere, Pramartha

An introduction to Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, changes across the banking sector. 

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase

Machine Learning in Portfolio Management
Speaker: Jiajia Cui Moody's Analytics

In this session, speaker Jiajia presented a case study applying “Q Learning” method in portfolio management optimization.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase

Next-Gen Insurance leveraging partnerships and advanced analytics
Speaker: Mohit Gupta, AXA

Gives an overview of evolving customer needs, use of advanced analytics across the insurance value chain, considerations to engage in data-driven partnerships, and a glimpse into AXA’s ongoing transformation journey to become a data-driven and tech-led company.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Modular Framework of Machine Learning Pipeline
Speaker: John Ng, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)

In this presentation John introduced a modular framework of streamlining analytics and machine learning workflow in enterprises.  

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

The role of data science in customer-centric insurance
Speaker: Michael Storozhev, Cover More Travel

Showcasing ML, AI and Natural Language Processing techniques, this presentation showcased a journey in travel insurance combining external online insights with free text data and help build products that meet expectations of regulators and customers.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Why data science and AI needs us more than ever
Speakers: Dame Wendy Hall,Melanie Zhang, Stuart Coleman, Colin Thores
This session covered some examples of Machine Learning (ML) being used in both traditional actuarial and wider industries, and highlight a few common fallacies that can occur when interpreting the results.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to view for Free.

Using Data Analytics for P&C Growth and Profit Optimization
Speakers: Sylvia Pleskot and Calum Thornhill, Swiss Re

This webinar covered the overview of combining portfolio data with external data and looked at the Why? What? How? and discussed some of the latest trends around the world.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Video costs: Members: £15 | Non-members: £35

Introduction to Data Science MIG- Professionalism, Regulation and Ethics

This webinar provided an overview of research undertaken within the Data Science MIG with focus on one work stream “Professionalism, Regulation & Ethics”. It also gave an overview of the key topics, exploring what TAS 100 means for data science algorithms, why you might need to take more care with data science to avoid breaching regulatory requirements, and which ethical considerations are relevant to data science.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Video costs:

Members: £15 | Non-members: £35 

AI: A red eyed terminator or an actuary's best friend?
Speaker: John Taylor, immediate past-President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Despite long-running concerns that innovation could lead to widespread redundancy, technology has enabled greater productivity, created higher-value jobs and spurred us on to new heights. With artificial intelligence increasingly automating work undertaken by professionals, I look at the prospects for the actuarial profession in the era of unprecedented technological innovation. Whilst this “double-edged sword” will see some traditional actuarial tasks being automated, I contend it will create more opportunity for actuaries to contribute to a broader range of important issues such as climate change and consumer finances. Moreover, the prevalence of data provides a platform for actuaries to make a difference outside the traditional sectors of insurance and pensions.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Video costs: Members: £15 | Non-members: £35

How actuaries can optimize usage of data science techniques within their sectors

The world of Data Science continues to exponentially grow with unknown limits and where it can reach. However, without data we will all still face these challenges in our day to day life.

The aim of the event was to demonstrate how we can optimize the usage of data science techniques within the actuarial domain across our sectors covering the following six areas: IFoA Data Science certification program • General Insurance • Life and Health • Insurtech • Ethics & Regulation • Data Strategy in the following sessions available to view on the IFoA's Virtual Learning Environment:

Establishing a Data Strategy:Data Culture, Data Management & Data Risks

Machine learning applications to non-life pricing

General Insurance: Making machine learning techniques interpretable

Data Visualisation in Insurance

Pricing and commercial applications in Life/Health insurance

Capital Proxy Modelling with the use of Machine Learning Algorithms

Enterprise Machine Learning Pipeline

Introduction to Insuretech

The practical applications of IoT in Life Reserving

Machine learning in GI Reserving

Overview of the IFoA Data Science Certificate

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Events calendar

  • GIRO 2020 Virtual Conference

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available


    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report. 

  • Spaces available

    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

    We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.