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Emerging tools and technologies will dramatically change how we work and interact with actuarial data and processes in the future. Massive increase in data availability would require futuristic tools and technologies to process, store, analyze, and visualize large amounts of data, needing insurers to implement new solutions in order to unlock the value in underlying data.
This webcast series will kick-off the first webcast with an introduction and use-cases relevant to these emerging tools and technologies. The following webcasts will do a deep dive into solutions, considerations, and use-cases for each topic, such as cloud computing, data transformation & warehousing, and data visualization. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the discount if you sign up for the entire series.
Tuesday, July 28, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Emerging Tools & Technologies - Comparison & Use Cases
Have you ever looked at a chart and thought, that couldn’t have been created in Excel? Have you seen a process that runs too fast to be built in VBA? Have you looked at a quarter-end production that is too streamlined to need an army of actuarial interns? If so, you might wonder how these solutions were operationalized so effectively.
In this session we will introduce the audience to technologies used to streamline insurer systems and data. Experts will cover solutions like Microsoft BI, Tableau, Amazon Redshift, Hadoop, Alteryx and Python. Additionally, there will be insights shared about applications in data, process improvements, automation, reporting, and predictive analytics.
Thursday, August 6, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Emerging Tools & Technologies - Cloud Computing
Waiting on your model to run for another 24 hours? Taking 5 minutes to open the file from your organization’s storage when working from home? Perhaps you and your team have a product or service idea, but your organization's hardware today is not capable of supporting it.
This session will introduce you to cloud computing and its potential impact. We will discuss how cloud computing intersects with actuarial sciences and talk strategies on leveraging this technology. Learn about cloud computing and the various resources that are available, the associated cost and benefits of leveraging cloud computing, and hear the experts share their past experiences.
Wednesday, August 12, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Emerging Tools & Technologies - Data Transformation & Warehousing
Data availability and quality have been a challenge that has been hindering insurers from acting on their data. Recent regulatory changes further increased data requirements, providing an opportunity for insurers to invest in their data transformation and warehousing.
This session will introduce the audience to capabilities and platforms used to transform data into the structure most convenient for end-users to analyze. Followed by a discussion on how platforms use centralized data accessibility for the most complete and timely delivery.
Lastly, the session will cover introductions to both traditional RDBMS and contrast them with unstructured and big data platforms such as Hadoop.
Wednesday, August 18, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Emerging Tools & Technologies - Data Visualization
The emergence of technology to advance data visualization has helped uncover hidden insights in our data that was previously difficult to do. Designing engaging charts and crafting gripping stories through visualization has never been easier. This session will focus on understanding the fundamentals and considerations when deploying data visualization and selecting the best data visualization tool. Additionally, the course will provide an example of creating advanced data visualizations using Power BI.
Vikas Advani, FSA
Helen Bohan Duzhou FSA,CERA,FCIA
Yujie Guo ASA,MAAA
Clinton Innes, FSA, ACIA
Senior Data Scientist
Munich Reinsurance Co
Yifei Lu FSA,CERA,FCIA
Ramandeep Nagi, FSA, FCIA
John H. Rogers, ASA, MAAA
Theebak Sothilingam ASA