The Harvard Business Review (October 2012) called data scientist "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century." The good news is that you can be both an actuary and an expert on big data—a match that can ensure (or perhaps, insure?) your continued market value in a world increasingly dependent upon predictive analytics.
It’s never too soon to arm yourself with critical predictive analytics knowledge or to enhance your expertise in this field. Our 2017 and 2018 attendees gave this notion very enthusiastic feedback. It is a great way to share conceptual knowledge, real-world application ideas and experiences, and connections with kindred spirits in this exciting growth area for actuaries from all specialties. Regardless of your level of expertise in predictive analytics, you will find meaningful sessions to help you along the learning curve, increasing the return on your valuable time investment.
- Beginner/Implementer Tracks (B/I): A hands-on, productive approach to turn a classification into a regression tree or a random forest.
- Manager/Supervisor Tracks (M/S): A non-technical look at how big data can help your company within your specific area of practice.
- Advanced Practitioner Tracks (AP): A look at cutting-edge techniques such as deep learning with tensor flow and advanced distribution choices.
Alternatively, a person strong in one aspect with interest in the breadth and depth of predictive analytics, can mix and match sessions throughout the symposium.
Whether you’re interested in predictive models as a manager, implementer or practicing expert, this conference provides information to help you jump to the next level. If you attended previously, plan to attend updated versions of last year’s most popular sessions.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in the field of predictive analytics and/or how it relates to the actuarial profession should attend. A mix of sessions is designed for everyone from the seasoned expert interested in leading techniques to someone just learning all that predictive analytics has to offer.
Ask any of the 250-plus attendees from last September—this is an event you won’t want to miss!