Hugh Miller (Principal at Taylor Fry) asks Aaron Cutter (Principal at Finity) how he deals with the new technologies and skills required to manage analytics teams delivering for a diverse range of clients.
Aaron, a former physicist, has seen his work as a consulting actuary in the accident compensation and CTP and workers compensation space “morph into analytics projects”. He’s now also managing broader industry analytics projects for NFPs and sporting associations – mainly focused on marketing and media outcomes.
“Each of those types of work’s using analytics techniques and broader data sources these days,” says Aaron Cutter.
“Getting the sense check is the most important thing that I do, it’s making sure that I ask the right questions about what data’s used, how its been manipulated and transformed… and then going through some pretty pointed examples of what you’d expect to see coming out…”
Hugh asks a range of questions including:
- How has the way you present work to clients evolved?
- How have you enjoyed the opportunity to move into different industries?
- Has career progression has changed in the world of analytics?
“the technology is different and there is a gap between what I’ve learned as an actuary and what my projects are requiring of the skills now. I’m always learning on the job” – Aaron Cutter
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