This section was created to highlight technology's role in the actuarial profession and offer learning opportunities through seminars, meetings, research and implementation of technology in the workplace. Technology section members receive two printed issues per year of CompAct, participate in the Apps for Actuaries website and post in members-only LinkedIn discussion boards. Anyone who works in IT or has an interest in software for professional or personal use is welcome to join.
Welcome to the Technology Section
Take a look at a recent issue of The Actuary to learn about some lesser-known emerging risks within the actuarial realm, such as InsurTech, the emergence of data technology and predictive analytics, and the interdependence of risks.
Actuarial Innovation and Technology is the SOA's newest Strategic Research Initiative and has just been launched. This research will highlight the evolution of technology as it applies to the actuarial profession, insurance industry and population trends. Learn more about Strategic Research Initiatives, or submit an essay on Actuarial Practice Innovation
Actuaries in Non-Traditional Roles
Learn about the different roles of actuaries in working with predictive analytics.
Check out the Fall 2019 issue of CompAct to learn about these topics and more. The interactive version allows you to share an article or access the audio file.
Take a look at the recently updated Actuarial Toolkit to see a glossary of actuarial terms, common tools and computations, and apps other actuaries found useful for your mobile device.
Three winning essays were chosen in a Call for Essays that best outlined the case for the use of predictive models and its impact on the industry. To learn more about the essays, view them here.
Free CPD Opportunities
Section members now have access to free Technology Section webcast recordings (one year or older). You can access the recordings by logging in to the SOA Engage Technology Community.