Data Analytics

Analytics Snippet - Get data from the meetup API (part 1 of a 3-part series)

To help you start your analytics journey, Zeming Yu shows you how to collect data from an API; do simple market basket analysis using Python; and perform web scraping. This first part of the three part series will go through getting data from the 'meetup' API.

Actuarial skillset takes top spots in IAPA Top 25 Analytics Leaders list

Two Fellows of the Actuaries Institute and a Chief Data Scientist trained in actuarial science have featured in the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia's (IAPA) inaugural Top 25 Analytics Leaders program.

Fast five with Fintechs  - an introduction

Elayne Grace outlines a new Actuaries Digital series where we spend five minutes with Australian Fintech and Insurtech companies, asking about their products and start-up journeys so far.

Fast five with Fintechs - Plenty Wealth

Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.

Why is this the most exciting time to be a young actuary? - YAC 2018 report

The 2018 Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) began with more than 150 young actuaries around the country devoting half their day, seeking to be inspired. Chetana Koganti reports.

Actuarial Hackathon Presentation Showcase 2018!

The 2018 Actuarial Hackathon saw 18 teams of actuaries solve practical challenges posed by not-for-profit organisations. From rap skills to wigs, it was an insightful, rewarding and entertaining showcase night! Angela Poon reports.

Modern government service delivery - 2018 Public Policy Essay Competition Winner

Hugh Miller's essay was singled out for its clear communication, logical structure and innovative approach to a growing issue for governments – how to deliver important services within ever tightening budgets.

CareerView Podcast - Managing a Data Analytics Team

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.

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Actuaries Podcast - Young Actuaries Conference 2018

Business Adviser at High Earth Orbit Robotics Solai Valliappan previews her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) including the importance of a 'strong network' and her work consulting 'the Google Maps of asteroid resources in space'. 

Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Insurance – a YAP event report

A panel of experts shared their experiences on “Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence Applications in Insurance” at a recent Melbourne YAP (Young Actuaries Program) event.

Data and privacy in the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica - Normal Deviance

The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica saga has dominated headlines. It has been a useful case study for companies thinking about their data and partnerships arrangements.

YAP Workshop - Climate Data and Insurance

Participants of a recent YAP Climate Workshop were asked to cast their minds forward to 2025 in a fictitious scenario where the small town of Derby, WA – now 'New Derby' – is a similar size to Darwin with a population of 100,000.

2018 Actuarial Hackathon - Update

The Actuarial Hackathon Committee is excited to provide a much anticipated update on its very first actuarial hackathon event, sponsored by Finity Consulting.

Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself

In late 2016, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) commissioned a paper on asset allocation trends of Asian life companies. Two FIAA’s who co-wrote the paper “Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself”[1] highlight its key findings here. 

New FSF format includes international guest speakers

The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.

Books that made me - Normal deviance

Regular columnist Hugh Miller reflects on the books that he’s found most useful in his career so far.

Using analytics to improve marketing - ADMA Data Day

Aaron Cutter and Luke Cassar share their impressions of the 2018 ADMA Data Day, including how marketing is getting more personal due to smarter analytics.

Can “traditional” actuarial methods be sexy?

Amongst much talk about data science and new analytics techniques, Ashish Ahluwalia challenges the profession to be bold in sticking to their roots and take their toolkit of ‘traditional’ actuarial methods into a broader industries outside of insurance.  

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2018 Agenda – Key themes for financial services players

Chief Editor Angat Sandhu's first Editorial focuses on key themes at play in our industry, from regulatory paradigm shift, to heightened customer expectations, and finding efficiency though technology and data analytics.

The Critical Line – Volume 19

Oliver Chambers puts forward a puzzle that lies at the intersection of statistics and espionage.

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