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2016 CAS Spring Meeting Webcast

About the Webcast

Portions of the 2016 CAS Spring Meeting were webcast live on:
Monday, May 16, 2016
8:15 PT (11:15 ET).

Watch the Webcast On-Demand


The schedule of events includes:
8:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Celebration of New Members
All meeting attendees are invited and encouraged to attend this session—come celebrate the achievements of new CAS members!
9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Robert Stephens

Founder, The Geek Squad, and former Chief Technology Officer, Best Buy

Before Uber, there was another service that let you push a button and summon a person to your home or office for service: The Geek Squad.

Robert Stephens, Founder of The Geek Squad (1994), and former CTO of Best Buy will discuss some of the biggest trends of the coming decade. The next 10 years will witness change 100 times greater than anything we have seen thus far, mainly due to mobile computing and wireless sensors. Robert presents a compelling case that Groupon, AirBnB, OpenTable, ZipCar, Uber, and many others are all the same type of company, and their business model will disrupt every sector of the economy and create new opportunities. Every company is in the service business now. Operations are not enough: companies must design experiences if they are going to stand out. Technology and software will be key to building those services.

Long Break
2:45 p.m.–3:10 p.m. Business Session
3:10 p.m.–3:40 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:40 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

GS-1: Twenty Five Years of Actuarial Research: Successes and Open Problems

The past quarter century has seen many advances in actuarial and risk management science. The role and importance of actuaries, and especially property casualty actuaries, has increased enormously, and actuaries are now employed in disciplines that did not exist or were only beginning to become established in the early 1990s.

This session will survey research and technical developments in actuarial science broadly, discussing the progress we have made as well as the important current issues in need of additional research. The talk will be arranged around four key research areas:

    Predictive modeling
    Catastrophe modeling
    Capital modeling and Enterprise Risk Management
    Loss Reserving

Stephen Mildenhall will speak for the first half of the session, the panelists will respond, and then we will have extended Q&A with the attendees.

    Benoit Carrier, Managing Director, Aon Benfield
    Stephen Mildenhall, Chairman of Analytics for Aon
    Stephen Lowe, CAS President and Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
    Stephen D’Arcy, Professor Emeritus of Finance, College of Business at the University of Illinois

For your convenience, any PowerPoint presentations that will be displayed for the audience at the Meeting will be available for download here on Monday morning prior to the webcast.


If you experience technical difficulties, please use the online help or call the CAS Office at 703-276-3100 and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

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