The Emerging Topics (ET) Community is an online forum where you can connect and share knowledge on subjects, including Modeling, Predictive Analytics and Futurism, and Technology. You can also explore general content ideas and the latest research in these topics. Join the influencer area and encourage engagement and participation from other community members. There are lots of ways to engage!
Emerging Topics is the first of the new Professional Interest Communities Pilot—a revised SOA section structure providing you with up-to-date resources in an online setting, and a free benefit to SOA members. Here, you can network with other users, share information directly, ask questions, find peers performing similar work, and open conversations that benefit the group. Inspire each other and collaborate on ideas, through direct communication channels, and by forming authentic relationships. Experience more opportunities for volunteerism or unite over common interests. Find more about the Professional Interest Communities Pilot, here.
Exchange knowledge and best practices about the use of actuarial models. Discuss design, development, implementation, validation, maintenance and change control of models in your line of business.
Predictive Analytics and Futurism
Discuss the latest predictive analytics and futurism resources, methods and tools applicable in your work. Engage in up-to-date information, how to utilize methodologies, and communicate results.
Examine the role that technology plays in the actuarial profession. Create dialogue on implementation methods of technology in the workplace and discuss how it is most useful in your professional life.
Help create beneficial content for the ET Community. Develop ideas for webcasts, articles, podcasts and meeting sessions to keep members updated in interest areas.
Foster discussions and promote the many offerings of the ET Community and encourage discussions and participation from fellow users.
Recommend, plan and oversee ET Community research projects. Uncover the latest professional trends, data-driven research and future-focused approaches that address challenges and needs.
To join the Emerging Topics Community in the SOA Hub app, please follow the app installation instructions here or visit the web version. Use your MySOA profile email address to access. Not a member? Don’t worry. Non-members can join the community for only $15 a year.
After you have accessed the app or web version, go to the home page to select “Groups” and “Manage Community Groups.” Select “save.” You are now part of the Emerging Topics Community Group. Visit the drop-down menu for topic area groups and choose any that you are interested in. Select the back arrow and return to the Activity Feed to see your groups in the My Groups list. Start posting, begin conversations, and connect with other users!