Data Science: Opportunities for Actuaries

Event Type
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

3 Day Event: 26 February from 08.00am - Thursday 28 February 17:30pm


The IFoA are launching their first virtual conference on the topic of Data Science, that is free to attend. This is an exciting and forward thinking move to reach members all over the world and to share knowledge and discuss developments and techniques within data science.

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Book your place now to watch live Webinars on Data Science and also have the opportunity to view On-Demand videos and relevant resources.

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Time Session Speaker

26 February

08:00 - 09.00 GMT

Webinar 1: Panel Session

John Taylor, President-elect, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries will chair this panel discussion of Data Science professionals.
The panel will set the scene and discuss their views on the following themes: 

  •  Data Science – current applications
  • Collaboration
  • How to get up to speed
  • Ethics.

Chair: John Taylor, President-elect, IFoA

Panellists: to follow

27 February

12:00 - 13.00 GMT

Webinar 2: Data science and AI: cutting through the hype - and doing it right!

  • Quick intro to the academy / who we are why we were setup
  • Some background to data science and AI  / set the scene on the overlapping areas  
  • Some use cases  and relevant examples to actuaries both from their industry and adjacent ones  
  • Doing it right!  Ethics, working responsibly and with diverse teams, critical things to be aware of!
  • Building Data Science Culture and Capability - Showcase Lloyd's of London
    • Craig Civil Head of Data Innovation
    • Intro what Lloyd's is doing and why, outline a few examples in practice and the journey of growing skills and capability they are on
  • Panel Discussion
    • Dr Rob Blair SDSA
    • Stuart Coleman CEO, Founder infoNation
    • Philip Darke
    • Craig Civil
  •  Q and A 

Craig Civil, Head of Data Innovation, Lloyd's of London

Dr Rob Blair SDSA

Stuart Coleman CEO, Founder infoNation

Philip Darke

28 February

12:00 -13.00 GMT

Webinar 3: Actuaries Embracing Data Science

Join our live interview to discuss the future of actuaries in the world of data science.  The challenges and opportunities found when moving into the Data Science world from the 
traditional actuarial world.


Colin Thores, Education Actuary, IFoA


Niall Fennelly, Director, Digital Science, FTI Consulting

Colin Priest,  Senior Director of Product Marketing and Data Scientist,

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