The Data Science* Working Party was created in 2018, and is a successor to the now disbanded Modelling, Analytics and Insights from Data (MAID working party).


The overall objective of the Data Science Working Party is to be a source of delivering key objectives throughout on an annual basis of this will be to include case studies, webinars, events, strengthening the blend of actuarial expertise's. How we can integrate data science application within IFoA in our educational system and techniques we can use within our industry that are credible.

*We refer to “Data Science” as a collective term for: Data Science, Data Analytics, Big Data, Data Analysis, Data mining, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Data Visualisation, Predictive Modelling, Deep learning.


Objectives for Data Science WP for 2020 (considering Covid-19):

  • Two Data Science events 
  • GIRO 2020 Contribution
  • Three case studies 
  • Three webinars 
  • International Kaggle competition


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Chair Asif John
Members 8
Established 2018


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  • Spaces available

    A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.

    This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.

  • Spaces available

    Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.

  • Spaces available

    How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore the extent to which inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.