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Media Advisory: 2018 Spring Meeting

Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Spring Meeting & Live Stream Sessions

WHO: Insurance professionals of all levels, including actuaries, predictive modelers, product managers and underwriters. Members of the press are welcome to attend sessions both in-person and via live stream and are asked to register in advance with Kate Niswander, CAS marketing and communications manager, at 703-276-3100 or kniswander@casact.org.

WHERE: Boston Marriot Copley Place, Boston, MA or remotely via the Internet live stream on May 15.

WHEN: May 13-16, 2018. Please note all times are Eastern.
WHY: To discuss industry trends and emerging issues in property casualty insurance, predictive analytics and risk management. The meeting will consist of four general sessions as well as concurrent sessions. Five sessions will be made available for remote viewing via live stream on Tuesday, May 15. Topics to be addressed at the seminar include predictive analytics, innovation and emerging trends, artificial intelligence, professionalism, regulation and more.

General Sessions

Think You Know All About Diversity and Inclusion? Three Perspectives That May Surprise You
[Monday, May 14 – 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM]
In this session panelists who are on the front lines of implementing diversity and inclusion in the workplace will discuss why the principles are essential for success and share concrete strategies for diversity and inclusion.

  • Panelists:
    Dawn Frazier-Bohnert, SVP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Erika Schurr, FCAS, VP & Chief Actuary, Travelers Canada
    Lori Bailey, Global Head of Cyber Risk, Zurich North America

Where is the Insurance Cycle? (Live Streaming)
[Tuesday, May 15 – 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM]
This session will include predictors of hard markets, a look at how they have performed historically and a description of what they are signaling today.

  • Panelists:
    Benoit Carrier, FCAS, Managing Director, Aon Benfield
    James Lynch, FCAS, MAAA, Chief Actuary & Vice President of Research & Education, Insurance Information Institute
    Stephen Mildenhall, FCAS, CERA, Ph.D., ASA, MAAA Assistant Professor, St. John’s University

Insurers are Like Zoos - More Compelling When There are Cats on Offer
[Tuesday, May 15 – 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM]
This session will cover catastrophe risk exposure and its implications in today’s environment rife with natural disasters.

  • Panelists:
    Paul Eaton, FCAS, Director, Aon Benifield
    Peter Sousounis, Assistant Vice President, AIR Worldwide

Digital Disruption
[Wednesday, May 16 – 9:45 AM to 11:30 AM]
This session will explore the state of the actuarial profession in light of the current industry landscape fraught with digital disruptions, and outline opportunities for actuaries to lead the industry forward in these challenging and exciting times.

  • Panelists:
    Donald Mango, FCAS, Principal, Innovensure Advisory Solutions
    Eric Boyum, Managing Director, Aon Benfield
    Sam Friedman, Insurance Research Leader, Deloitte Center for Financial Services

Live Streaming Sessions on Tuesday, March 20

Where is the Insurance Cycle? (Live Streaming)
[Tuesday, May 15 – 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM]
See above for session description.

ERM and Strategic Planning - Balancing Growth, Profit, Risk and Capital (Live Streaming)
[Tuesday, May 15 –1:15 PM to 2:30 PM]
This session will discuss ways that ERM can play a key role in planning and managing to achieve the goal of recognizing the constraints on growth and profitability that come with balancing risk and capital.

  • Speaker:
    David Ingram, Senior Vice President, Willis Towers Watson

Explaining Actuarial Concepts to Non-Actuaries (Live Streaming)
[Tuesday, May 15 –2:45 PM to 4:00 PM]
This session will provide a hands-on demonstration of several actuarial concepts by experienced practitioners. Further, the session will provide examples of some actuarial concepts that should be approached with considerable care when presented to non-actuaries.

  • Panelists:
    Joseph Herbers, ACAS, CERA, Managing Principal, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
    Derek Freihaut, FCAS, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
    Ann Conway, FCAS, Consulting Actuary, Willis Towers Watson

Is There Demand for Insurance On-Demand? (Live Streaming)
[Tuesday, May 15 – 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM]
Members of the CAS Insurance On-Demand Working Party will discuss their findings on work done in the Insurance On-Demand (IoD) Space. The three main topics will be: behavioral economics, product design and actuarial approaches.

  • Panelists:
    James Weiss, FCAS, CSPA, Director, Analytic Solutions, ISO

Cyber Insurance Pricing (Live Streaming)
[Tuesday, May 15 – 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM]
This session will answer questions such as: How do insurers differentiate pricing between different risks? Can cyber insurance coverage and rates be standardized, and what are the implications of doing so?

  • Panelists:
    Eduard Alpin, FCAS, AIG
    Michael Doyle, FCAS, Verisk Analytics

About the Casualty Actuarial Society
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is a leading international organization for credentialing and professional education. CAS credentials demonstrate the expertise to identify, analyze and advise on the potential financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Professionals educated by the Casualty Actuarial Society empower business and government to make well-informed strategic, financial and operational decisions.

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