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 digital issues of Actuarial Technology Today, can access historical Technology Section webcasts, and can post in members-only LinkedIn discussion boards. Section members also receive a discount for Technology Section sponsored webcasts. 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
Read the entries and vote for your top 3 choices for the winner of the Speculative Fiction Reader’s Choice award.
Disruptions to the Actuarial Profession Contest
1st place for the most reformative technology for the actuarial profession goes to Anthony Wang for his essay Image Recognition and the Future of Data and 2nd place goes to Cassie Butch for her essay, The Cycle of Innovation. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all of those who participated.
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.
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.
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.
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The COVID19 pandemic has forced actuaries into unique and challenging work situations. This report presents the results of the Leadership & Development Section’s survey on remote work from early summer 2020, and includes strategies for success from Shelley Webb and Ravi Bhagat.
Our own section council chair was highlighted in the February/March issue of The Actuary. Learn about Ravi’s personal career path and what serving on the section council means to him.