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
Speculative Fiction Contest: Winners Are Announced
The winners for the Speculative Fiction Contest have been announced. Click below to see the results and to read all of the entries. Congratulations to all the winners!
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.
Languages of Predictive Analytics: A Tower of Babel
See this presentation by Jeff Heaton to get a quick overview of various programming languages used in predictive analytics. How many of them do you know?
2019 Section Leadership
See a full list of Technology Section council members, including officers, council members, and staff partners.
Check out the October 2018 issue of our newsletter, CompAct, for articles on DevOps, Operating Models for Predictive Analytics, and Machine Learning, and other topics involving technology within actuarial practice.
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.
SOA Competency Framework
Winners Of The 2018 SOA Annual Meeting InsurTech Contest
We are pleased to announce that TCARE and OSTRAA are the winners. All participants voted for the winners based on: originality, impact of the InsurTech, and the InsurTech’s Reach and Maturity stage. A special congratulations to Ali Ahmadi (CEO/Co-Founder TCARE) and Amanda Turcotte, FSA (Chief Product Officer Ostraa) on delivering impressive presentations and sharing their vision of how technology innovations can be designed to bring efficiency from the current insurance industry model. We also want to thank everyone who participated in this event and helped make it a success!
Actuaries in Non-Traditional Roles
Learn about the different roles of actuaries in working with predictive analytics.