Non-Traditional Roles

Podcast

    Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section: Non-traditional roles: a conversation with Eric Sondergeld

    May 30, 2018

    Length: 17:22

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Listen to a conversation with Eric Sondergeld, innovator and actuary, who began his career in a traditional actuarial role then branched out into various roles that are "outside of the box."

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    Is There a Place for Actuaries in Sports Analytics

    March 28, 2018

    Length: 27:54

    Sponsor: Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section

    Description:

    Listen as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA talks with Nate Pohle, FSA, MAAA, CERA about his experiences in the world of sports analytics. Anders and Nate discuss the opportunities for actuaries to apply their unique analytical and business-focused skills to sports teams and organizations.

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section – Diversity and Inclusion in the Actuarial Profession

    March 16, 2018

    Length: 15:01

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Interview with Meredith Reitman, an expert in diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Meredith reflects on the root causes of lack of diversity in the actuarial profession and defines key terms in a way that help frame the problem and potential solutions.

     

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    Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section – Say Hi to Oscar’s Chief Actuary, Fausto Palazzetti

    March 07, 2018

    Length: 10:41

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Oscar is a startup insurtech health insurer that is working to revolutionize the health insurance space. In this podcast their chief actuary, Fausto Palazzetti, shares about his career, how he arrived at Oscar, his work there, and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews with entrepreneurial and innovative actuaries sponsored by the E&I Section.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section – Meet the Uber–Actuary, Frank Chang

    January 23, 2018

    Length: 34:03

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Frank Chang, both Google and Uber's first actuarial hire, shares his fascinating career path and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews sponsored by the E&I Section. Each participant is a participant that has chosen an unusual or innovative professional path.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section: Interview with Lori Weyuker, Innovator

    December 14, 2017

    Length: 17:43

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Listen to a conversation with Lori Weyuker, innovator and actuary, who began her career in a traditional actuarial role then branched out into various roles that are "outside of the box."

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section: Interview with Kevin Pledge, entrepreneurial actuary

    June 26, 2017

    Length: 20:36

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    In this Society of Actuaries podcast, listen to a conversation with Kevin Pledge, entrepreneurial actuary, a visionary who started his career as a traditional actuary in a corporate role who later went out on his own to successfully create more than one company.

     

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    Discussion with Tim Rozar of RGAx, an Innovation Incubator

    February 21, 2017

    Length: 16:47

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    Listen to Tim Rozar of RGAx (innovation incubator wholly owned by RGA) as he discusses his career trajectory from traditional actuary into a leadership position in an innovation environment. Learn how you can bring innovative approaches to your role ... whatever it might be. Tim is an elected member of the SOA Board of Directors.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section - Carlos Fuentes Interview

    January 18, 2017

    Length: 15:00

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    This is the second of a series of interviews sponsored by the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section of the Society of Actuaries. Each participant is an actuary that has chosen an unusual professional path, whether in an area where few actuaries have been before or in a traditional area but with a new business model or a unique role. What these actuaries share in common is their entrepreneurial & innovative spirit.

     

    In this interview, Carlos Fuentes, President of Axiom Actuarial Consulting, FSA, and a member of the E&I Section shares with us highlights and learnings of his career both inside a large company and on his own. He also shares insights about working overseas, advice for new entrepreneurs, how to find outside vendors you can trust, and discusses his decision to obtain an MBA.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section – Stephen Camilli Interview

    December 29, 2016

    Length: 14:11

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    This is the first of a series of interviews sponsored by the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section of the Society of Actuaries. Each participant is an actuary that has chosen an unusual professional path, whether in an area where few actuaries have been before or in a traditional area but with a new business model or a new role. What these actuaries share in common is their entrepreneurial & innovation spirit.

    In this interview, Stephen Camilli, shares with us highlights of his career that started as an actuarial assistant at Hewitt Associates. Little he knew then that his actuarial education was going to serve him well in a variety of roles that for most actuaries lie outside the boundaries of the possible. Stephen shares his views about the non-actuarial skills he developed along the way and discusses certain aspects of exam preparation. As a former literary agent, Stephen also recommends some of his favorite books, including one written by a prisoner (a famous one) in a concentration camp.

     

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    How to be a Part-Time (10%) Entrepreneur

    September 01, 2016

    Length: 10:55

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    In this podcast, Patrick McGinnis, author of the recently released book, The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job , shares his thoughts on how actuaries can leverage their unique skill set into being part-time (10%) entrepreneurs. Patrick will be offering a 75 minute webinar on this same topic with the SOA on September 21st.

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    Communication

    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.

    Leadership

    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.