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KSS event: Technology: A red-eyed Terminator or an actuary’s best friend?

Monday 4 May 2020 17:30 - 18:30

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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.

Speaker: John Taylor, President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Prior to joining Hymans Robertson, John spent most of his career in executive level roles with a variety of product providers, including as Managing Director at NEST. After gaining a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from The University of Glasgow, he started his career as a trainee actuary at Standard Life in 1994. Since qualifying as an actuary, John has focused on marketing and distribution in pensions, savings and insurance.

Time: Registration from 5pm, event from 5.30 – 6.30pm



 Hymans Robertson, Exchange Place 1, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL

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