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2012 RPM Seminar Set for Philadelphia!

Join the CAS in Philadelphia from March 19-21 for the 2012 Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar! RPM promises to deliver over 60 unique concurrent sessions and four preconference workshops on hot topics such as basic ratemaking, R, product development, and predictive modeling.

The RPM seminar will provide a forum for actuaries, underwriters, and other insurance professionals to further their continuing education and stay current as professionals with many new sessions covering topics like regulation, workers compensation, and rate of return.

Keynote Speaker Announced
Kevin Slavin will talk about the “Quantified Self,” which refers to the technologies, companies, and culture around digital self-tracking, to improve overall health, performance, and activity. The most well-known example of this is Nike+, which is currently used to track running by over four million users. But the movement has spread far beyond a single use or technology. The Zeo sleep monitor allows us to track our own REM cycles and sleep disturbances. The GPS monitor attached to Asthmapolis inhalers provides us a record of where we were when we needed the inhaler.

None of this has been lost on the actuarial and insurance industries, of course, with the introduction of usage-based/PAYD insurance, which takes the locative data from the driver to determine rates. On the whole, however, there is a much wider landscape of data than automobiles, and people are collecting it on their own, often broadcasting it voluntarily. What drives this behavior in the first place, what it means for the people who do it, and what it means for casualty and actuarial constituents, provides the material for deep consideration. Kevin Slavin has covered much of this as a professor at NYU/ITP and at Cooper Union, and consults with several health-oriented startups regarding the mechanics, dynamics, and motivation underneath the overall movement.

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