The Data Science Survey results

The Data Science Survey results

The Data Science Survey results - Expectations and Insights from Actuaries
January 13, 2021
08:00 - 09:15 EST (click here to check your local time)

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The Big Data Working Group of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) conducted a fact-finding survey of actuaries world-wide to determine their familiarity and use of predictive analytics tools and techniques. This webinar will take participants through the results of the survey.

We are pleased to have representatives from the IAA Health Committee share the insights gained from Health Survey as it relates to the use of predictive tools and techniques.

This event may be of interest to those contemplating or working in Data Science and/or Data Science Analytics across insurance and other areas of interest to actuaries. You are welcome to forward this invitation to anyone who you know that may find this webinar to be of interest and would like to participate.


Mahidhara Davangere

Mahidhara is currently one of the council members of the IFoA and founder and managing director of the Pramartha Group. He founded Pramartha in 2010 which has now grown across several geographies. He focuses on the wider applications of Actuarial Science like Data Science, Banking, Finance, and Investment. He has over 17 years of experience in Research and financial valuation covering industries like Banking, Insurance, and financial sectors. He is also advising several FinTech firms focusing on Deep Learning and AI techniques in the Banking and Insurance domain. He graduated in BSc Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science from Bangalore University and pursued MBA from Christ University. Subsequently He also pursued MSc in Mathematics and Masters in Finance and Control (MFC). He qualified as an Associate Actuary from IFoA (UK) and IAI.

Yashica Nagpaul

Yashica is currently head of the Data Analytics, Middle East & Africa for Cigna. She has strong experience in data analytics, data science and risk management across banking (retail and wholesale), insurance (life and non-life), pension funds, asset management and capital markets. She has worked in following firms: Head of Data Science & Analytics, Expertise Lead (Digital), UAE Senior Director – Data & Analytics, Taha Actuaries & Consultants, UAE Executive Manager – Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia

Roseanne Harris

Roseanne is a health actuary with a passion for education and social security. She is past president of ASSA and president-elect of the IAA for 2021. She is recent vice chair of the IAA Health Committee and delegate of the IAA Health Section. Roseanne works for Discovery Health as health policy actuary. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and chair of the ASSA education board. Roseanne was involved in the development of the syllabus and course material for the health fellowship subject introduced into the South African curriculum in 2008 and is interested in how this practice area is evolving.


Ashleigh Theophanides

Ashleigh is the current chairperson of the IAA Big Data Working Group/Task Force, as well as chairperson of the ASSA Wider Fields Committee. As an actuarial director with Deloitte South Africa, she leads actuarial and advanced analytics practice within the firm. Ashleigh is also the Life Science and Healthcare leader for Deloitte Africa. Ashleigh firmly believes that the use of data science, specifically big data, has and will continue to be of critical importance. With numerous big data usage issues accumulating, the actuarial profession would be well served to establish professionalism standards in-line with the relevant industry regulations.

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1/13/2021 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM