Articles tagged "Data Analytics"
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
With the Rio Olympics around the corner, the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) offers a topical yet trenchant inspiration as to how actuaries should be critically examining their roles, careers, and potential. Marc Mer, Magnolia Aspiras, and Kaise Stephan consider this, especially in light of the APRA consultation paper on the role of Appointed Actuaries.
Posted on: July 28, 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
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
[VIDEO]: Stephanie Thomson showcased the unique power of actuarial skills to reveal a picture of intergenerational inequity, at a United Nations Forum last month.
Posted on: August 13, 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