Articles tagged "Data Analytics"
It's the year 2025. As an actuary for a major software vendor, you've just been asked by your boss to figure out why the algorithm liability claims are deteriorating.
Posted on: November 22, 2017
From determining game-changing NRL plays, to detecting fraud in Australia's $1 billion health care system, data analytics is a powerful force. At the recent Actuaries Institute Data Analytics Seminar, attendees were challenged to think “beyond the data science bubble” and find ways to harness their existing skills in the exciting world of analytics. Michael Storozhev reports.
Posted on: November 22, 2017
Six months ago, Zeming Yu stumbled upon data analytics ‘meetups’ and he’s never looked back. Here, he outlines the wealth of learning (and pizza) he’s gained since making the discovery.
Posted on: October 19, 2017
A big data parable, wherein Alice learns steady steps and Bob aims big.
Posted on: September 28, 2017
Basem Morris reports on the intersection of predictive analytics and behavioural science to reveal some fascinating insights.
Posted on: September 13, 2017
What’s next after Part III exams? After qualifying as a Fellow in 2015, Milton Lim decided to explore the wider opportunities and insights available from the international business world with the double degree program at HEC Paris MBA and the London School of Economics MSc in Analytics / Data Science.
Posted on: September 6, 2017
‘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
My previous column praised the virtues of the generalised linear model. This month we dismember it and look to more modern approaches to fill the void.
Posted on: July 3, 2017
In this column, we celebrate the success of the generalised linear model and explore why they are so popular. In its companion column, we’ll look at the model’s limitations and ask whether there are better alternatives.
Posted on: June 29, 2017
Angat Sandhu outlines the major sectors and geographies 'Insurtechs' are playing in, revealing their potential to impact insurance customer experience, distribution and data analytics, as well as partner with and disrupt the industry.
Posted on: April 19, 2017
Welcome to Actuaries Digital’s new (semi-regular) column about data analytics! Here, Hugh Miller, Senior Actuary at Taylor Fry, will explore common questions about analytics, and occasionally, answer them too.
Posted on: April 6, 2017
A trio of former work colleagues ‘the Nelson Boys’ won the 2016 Actuaries Kaggle Competition to predict the cost of motor vehicle accidents on Victorian roads.
Posted on: March 31, 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
Director of Data Science Inna Kolyshkina and Scheme Actuary at ReturnToWorkSA Ivan Lebedev combine forces to explain a project undertaken to explore the usefulness of advanced data analytics capability for ReturnToWorkSA.
Posted on: September 16, 2016
With 1,417 days until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, actuaries Amanda Aitken and David Kwak look at who topped the Rio Medal Tally and why. Did you know that if results are adjusted for population size, the Isle of Man, Grenada and the Bahamas top the table? And Australia beat out the UK and US! Read on for some fascinating insight into what drives country performance, based on actuarial analysis.
Posted on: September 8, 2016
The 2016 Data Analytics seminar, Data is Power, will be held next Tuesday. We spoke to Hugh Miller, Actuary at Taylor Fry and one of the speakers for the event and asked him some questions about what we can expect from the seminar.
Posted on: September 1, 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