Articles tagged "Big Data"
‘Data scientist’ clearly overlaps with pre-existing jobs like statisticians, business analysts and even actuaries, but as our resident Data columnist Hugh Miller reports, it also carries its own flavour. The proof is in the data.
Posted on: August 31, 2017
After-work on a cold Thursday evening in Melbourne, the Young Actuaries Program (“YAP”) membership gathered for the latest instalment of the ‘Evening Speaker Series’ – Data Analytics. James Morris reports.
Posted on: July 27, 2017
There is a paradigm shift occurring between insurers and insureds as ‘big data’ allows for policies tailored more to customer lifestyle and behaviour, an Actuaries Institute event has heard.
Posted on: March 15, 2017
Graham Taylor, Analyst at Taylor Fry, presents his definitive guide to this year's race that stops the nation; with odds for 'safe sweet spots' and sweeter more risky bets, the pair outline the weighted average returns on a range of bets.
Posted on: October 31, 2016
The Actuaries Institute ran a series of interactive workshops to challenge programming and data analytics skills at its 2016 Data Analytics Seminar last week (Tuesday 13 September).
Posted on: September 21, 2016
Actuarial skills in experimental design could shape the way artificial intelligence (AI) works and drives business innovation, a Seminar in Sydney has heard.
Posted on: August 11, 2016
Actuaries have the mathematical, statistical and programming skills to take a company’s data to the next level. But how do their skills align to current Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) roles, and what courses are on the market to help actuaries them bridge the gap? Bill Konstantinidis investigates.
Posted on: August 5, 2016
A lack of reliable data on cyber risk should be a short-term problem as the market matures, write actuaries Susie Amos and Alina Pettifer in the final instalment of this Two Part series on insuring cyber risk.
Posted on: July 7, 2016
[VIDEO]: An aggressive risk appetite and “allowing people to fail” has been key to CEO Richard Enthoven’s success. Here, he reflects on Hollard’s appetite for innovation and why actuaries will 'have a field day' in the next ‘blockbuster’ moment coming for the insurance industry.
Posted on: June 30, 2016
What are the risks and opportunities in defining and pricing insurance cover for cyber risk? Actuaries Susie Amos and Alina Pettifer explore concerns about coverage in Part One of this Two Part series.
Posted on: June 29, 2016
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) 2nd Asian Conference was well attended by actuaries from the region, including a number of Australians. Senior Vice President of the Actuaries Institute, Jenny Lyon, was there to hear expert insight into Data Analytics and the profession.
Posted on: March 23, 2016
[VIDEO]: Actuaries have strong grounding for a career in data analytics but a greater understanding of IT systems and programming languages is needed for success in the field. Jas Singh reports on the Actuaries Institute's inaugural Data Analytics Seminar.
Posted on: November 4, 2015
Amanda Aitken reviews the key ideas explored at the Actuaries Institute’s inaugural Data Analytics Seminar, 2015.
Posted on: October 28, 2015
The analytics skill set is one of the core sub-disciplines of the actuarial profession, so how can the profession better promote and enhance it to develop trusted insights and commercial strategy? Mitch Prevett, chair of the Data Analytics Working Group reports.
Posted on: October 14, 2015
The use of extensive healthcare data sets will help to tackle the problem of recording and tracking ineffective treatments across Australia, writes Sophie Dyson.
Posted on: September 1, 2015
From government welfare to loyalty solutions and airlines, Taylor Fry actuary Hugh Miller reflects on the exploding demand for actuaries in data analytics.
Posted on: July 8, 2015
We love talking about ‘big data’, but what does the buzz word mean for industry? Yifan Fu and Amanda Aiken sum up eight expert presentations on how data is informing boards and transforming the insurance market.
Posted on: July 2, 2015
From driverless cars to claims “big data is nothing new”, from telematics to robotic exoskeletons and the impending effect on actuaries, this General Insurance Seminar held a mirror up to Australia's insurance industry and called for change. David Gifford reviews a jam-packed One Day event.
Posted on: June 11, 2015
VIDEO: Speakers at the Changing Face of GI Seminar warned of the pitfalls in investing in legacy products at the expense of innovation and failing to harness the value of 'unstructured, volatile and real-time' big data.
Posted on: June 4, 2015
When the engine exploded on QF32 flight out of Singapore, with 469 lives on-board, Alan Joyce faced hard decisions. In a crisis executive meeting, with Qantas’ chief engineer and chief pilot in Sydney, Joyce watched televisions beam images of fallen aircraft parts on the ground in Indonesia. He knew well the risk to the Qantas brand, let alone the crew and passengers. Here, he speaks with actuary Alan Greenfield on how he navigates the challenges of business leadership and the role mathematics has played in both his career and the aviation business.
Posted on: April 16, 2015