Introduction to Technological Tools and Workflows for Big Data Analytics


October 30, 2017

  • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving


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1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

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Who Should Participate

Actuaries who work with and review actuarial models.


Have you heard the term "big data" and wondered what exactly it is? Are you interested in knowing what tools you can use to leverage the increasingly massive amount of data available inside and outside your insurance organization? During this webcast experts from IBM Watson's Financial Services Solution team will introduce big data and some of the current tools and workflows used for big data analytics, including the Apache Hadoop software library and related components such as the Hadoop Distributed File System, MapReduce and the Spark programming model.

By attending the webcast, attendees will:

  • Gain a better understanding of recent developments in big data continue to alter how the insurance industry views and uses data;
  • Gain awareness of the technological tools and workflows behind big data analytics; and
  • Be better able to identify new opportunities for big data in their organizations.

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On Oct. 27, 2017, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent. You will follow along with both the slide presentation and the audio portion of the broadcast over the Internet. The registration fee includes:

The registration fee includes:

  • One access code to the live webcast;
  • One Internet connection;
  • One phone connection (to be used only if experiencing sound issues or if in a conference room with a group);
  • One set of presentation materials; and
  • Access to the subsequent webcast recording.

Please note that each access code may only be used for one location , even if you register for more than one participant.

Post-Webcast Purchase Opportunity

For those who are interested in SOA webcasts but are unable to participate in the live event, access to an archived recording of the webcast will be available for purchase approximately 10 business days following the event by using the following link.




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

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.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.