The IFoA are launching their first virtual conference on the topic of Data Science, that is free to attend. This is an exciting and forward thinking move to reach members all over the world and to share knowledge and discuss developments and techniques within data science.
John Taylor, President-elect of the IFoA gives his closing remarks on the IFoA's Virtual Conference 2019.
The virtual conference demonstrated how actuaries can develop their existing knowledge or move into the world of data science and offered a platform for members and students to learn more on AI, Machine Learning and other areas of Data Science.
The virtual event remains open until 15 April, so delegates can watch the recorded webinars and on-demand videos now the conference has finished. If you did not register for the live webinar, but would like to access our on-demmand content you can register for free from Monday 4 March to access recordings.
Over 10 hours of on-demand videos available in the virtual conference area
|Advanced ‘big data’ analytics for mortality||Advanced analytics and ‘big data’ are one of the latest sources of competitive advantage. In this session, originally presented at Life 2018, the speakers outline a broad range of advanced analytical techniques (e.g. neural networks, GLMs, GBMs) and the appropriate criteria for choosing between them (e.g. predictiveness v interpretability).||Matthew Edwards and Rachel McNaughton|
|Artificial Intelligence - Through the Looking glass||Discussing AI||Professor Dame Wendy Hall|
|Case Studies in Machine Learning and AI||Willis Towers Watson will present a number of case studies showing how Machine Learning and AI techniques can be deployed to deliver benefit across the insurance sector, with a particular focus on claims, pricing and underwriting.||Chris Halliday, Andy Rigby and Craig Stevens|
Data Science in Health Care: Leveraging Big Data in Predictive Modelling
|Exploring how big data sources are being leveraged in data science models around the world. Examples include improving quality of care, forecasting and preventing epidemics, streamlining the hospital admissions and discharge process and cost savings.||Lisa Balboa|
|Data Visualisation as a Powerful Means of Communication – Examples from the IFoA Working Party||Data Visualisation helps to communicate information clearly and effectively through graphical means. This talk originally presented at Life 2018 will showcase some visualisations that the working party has found useful for common actuarial situations.||Rob Black and Julian Ellacott|
Emerging risk: actuaries, artificial intelligence and the Board
|This session originally presented at Life 2018 will show you examples of how to create dynamic and novel content using your company's experts, complemented with artificial intelligence, and how to communicate it effectively to a range of executive and non-executive audiences to prompt action.||Neil Cantle and Chika Aghadiuno|
|Machine Learning for Actuaries||This talk, originally presented at GIRO 2018, aims to address elements of integration of machine learning techniques into the day-to-day by providing an introduction to machine learning as well providing worked examples to illustrate the application of machine learning in an actuarial context.||Steven Perkins and Hazel Davis|
|Machine Learning Actuaries||This workshop will cover machine learning techniques with examples in R. This will be a hands-on session.||Louis Rossouw|
|Pathway for Actuaries into the field of Data Science - An interview with a Practitioner||The interview focuses on following questions regarding pathway for actuaries to become data scientists and its relevance to our members||Mahidhara Davangare|
Putting Data Science to Work
|We share our experiences over the past year of introducing data science processes and open source software (R, Python, Git) into our workflow.||Alex Breeze and Martin Tynan|
|Training a neural network to fit curves to claims data||A novel method of producing smooth curve-fits to claims severity data for use in frequency-severity modelling of insurance claims.||Alexander Hanks|
|The use of predictive analytics to enhance life insurance portfolio management||Explains, using practical and easy to follow steps, how leading life insurers are using predictive analytics to manage their portfolios, growth, persistency and profitablity.||Assaf Mizan; Valerie Du Preez and Martin Snow|
|You can code your own way? Building data science capability in Risk||Discusses why now for data science, developing actuaries and identifying projects.||Matt Saker, Finn Clawson and John Adcock|
With thanks to the 2018/19 Data Science Conference Programme Committee
Philip Darke, Actuary studying Cloud Computing for Big Data
Alex Breeze, Data Scientist - Octo Telematics
Mahidhara Davangere MBA, MFC, MSc (Maths) AIA, AIAI, Actuary, Venture Capital, Risk Advisor, Data Science, Mathematics
Niall Fennelly, Director & Actuary at FTI Consulting
Nicolas Nghidipaa, Data Scientist, Nicholas Actuarial Solutions
Valerie du Preez, Director, DUPRO Ltd
Tom Rutter, Senior Market Risk Actuary, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Maribel Vazquez, Manager & Actuary at KPMG UK
Heting Yang,Senior Actuarial Analyst at Sovereign
Contact Hannah Watson for more information.
020 7632 2145
08:00 - 09.00 GMT
Webinar 1: Actuaries in Data Science – reflections from the panel
John Taylor, President-elect, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries will chair this panel discussion of Data Science professionals.
Chair: John Taylor, President-elect, IFoA
Maz Bown, Aviva
Mahidhara Davangere V, Pramartha
Valerie du Preez
Michael Tripp, Mazars
12:00 - 13.00 GMT
Webinar 2: Data science and AI: cutting through the hype - and doing it right!
Craig Civil, Head of Data Innovation, Lloyd's of London
Dr Rob Blair SDSA
Stuart Coleman CEO, Founder infoNation
12:00 -13.00 GMT
Webinar 3: Actuaries Embracing Data Science
Join our live interview to discuss the future of actuaries in the world of data science. The challenges and opportunities found when moving into the Data Science world from the
Colin Thores, Education Actuary, IFoA
Niall Fennelly, Director, Digital Science, FTI Consulting
Colin Priest, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Data Scientist,
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