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About the boot camp: Predictive modeling has ranked highly in terms of technical skills desired by employers of actuaries. In recent surveys it has been identified as a key opportunity for actuarial professionals to add more value to their organizations. While there has been an increased focus on predictive modeling at industry conferences, the subject lends itself very well to a hands-on learning experience. That is one of the motivations behind organizing this boot camp. Another motivation is that predictive modeling, in the form of risk adjustment, represents an important component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)). Predictive modeling is a very broad topic; this boot camp cannot cover everything. A couple of selected techniques will be covered in depth. To help attendees continue learning after the camp, there will be a session providing review of additional predictive modeling topics and resources.
There are numerous software applications that can assist in modeling efforts and different organizations tend to leverage different options. Rather than spending time learning new software, all of the hands on exercises covered in the sessions are conveniently provided in Microsoft Excel format. These exercises will be focused on concepts and understanding. Excel is being used as the lowest common denominator; applied predictive modeling should most often be done in a more appropriate tool. Other software may be demoed as part of hands-off presentations
Who should attend: Actuaries who either need a basic grounding in predictive modeling or want to start on the path to deeper understanding of predictive modeling should attend.
Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.
Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.
Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.
Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.
Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.
Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.
Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.
Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.
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