Articles tagged "Data Analytics"
John De Ravin is a member of the Institute’s Retirement Incomes Working Group and in this article he shares a suggestion made by the Convenor of that Working Group, Anthony Asher.
Posted on: February 20, 2018
Jennifer Lang looks at the latest stats on average pay for actuarial men and women and finds that, if female actuaries are discriminated against (which there's no proof of), it's not as bad as it is for accountants!
Posted on: January 30, 2018
Actuary with Woolworths Group, Jo Chidwala outlines the most popular types of AI, what they can do for retail and why those who invest in cognitive insights will reap long term rewards.
Posted on: January 11, 2018
Stephen Lowe, former managing director at Willis Towers Watson and past President of the Casualty Actuarial Society, shares his views on the benefits of combining actuarial knowledge and data science. This is part one of a two-part series, focusing on the requisite skills and technological advances driving current data science innovations.
Posted on: January 2, 2018
David Kwak from Actuarial Edge looks at the demographic data of the marriage equality ballot to find some interesting facts on participation rates, proportion of yes votes and differences in votes across states and territories.
Posted on: December 7, 2017
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