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Media Advisory - In Focus Seminar: The Actuary of Tomorrow – Livestream Event

09/26/2017 —


WHAT: In Focus Seminar: The Actuary of Tomorrow – Livestream Event

WHO: Members of the press are welcome to attend the live stream and asked to register in advance with Kate Niswander, CAS marketing and communications manager, at 703-276-3100 or

WHERE: Streaming remotely from Chicago, IL

WHEN: Monday, October 2, 2017

WHY: Livestream sessions from the 2017 In Focus Seminar: The Actuary of Tomorrow to stay current with industry developments on emerging areas such as robotics and insurtech.

Five educational sessions will be available for livestreaming on Monday, October 2. Livestream sessions will include:

Actuaries and Digital Insurance Innovation (General Session)
[8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CT]

Hear from actuaries who have transitioned from traditional actuarial roles to key roles in an insurtech company. Presenters will discuss how insurance products, underwriting and rating have now become digitally consumable; as well as the value actuaries bring to a tech-focused environment.

Kelli Broin, FCAS, VP, Product, CoverHound
Anita Sathe, FCAS, Chief Strategy Officer, CoverHound
Kjersten Elias, Chief Product Officer, CoverHound

Challenges in Flood Modeling and New Models for Rating/Underwriting
[10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT]

During its creation, each new catastrophe model presents challenges that vendors must address. This session will present some of the challenges to modeling flood in the U.S. Attendees will learn how to translate new model output into a rating plan to be used by underwriters and actuaries.

John Elbl, Vice President, AIR Worldwide
Raymond Tobias, ACAS, Senior Actuarial Analyst, Verisk Analytics

The Changing Role of the Actuary in the Face of Robotics and Process Automation
[1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. CT]

Robotics and process automation are quickly disrupting many jobs across the economy. From accounting clerks to manufacturing facilities, traditional roles are quickly disappearing as computers are able to take on more and more sophisticated processes. Where do actuaries fit into this equation? This session will explore the many tasks that actuaries perform and what parts of our roles could be disrupted and replaced. Conversely, panelists will also discuss how this disruption could have a positive impact on the many roles that actuaries play.

Jonathan Ankney, ACAS, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Bruce Fell, FCAS, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Actuaries' Impact in Technology Implementations
[2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. CT]

Actuaries can play a critical role in technology implementation, extending throughout the product lifecycle as they help the business to realize competitive advantages arising from the increased data capabilities, better information fluency, and employment of advanced analytics. This session will give an overview of technology trends in the insurance marketplace and also outline roles and considerations for actuaries in technology initiatives.

Peter Tomopoulos, ACAS, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Kelly Cusick, ACAS, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Nilay Doshi, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Maury Kenworthy, FCAS, Senior Actuary; Global Specialty Actuarial – Pricing, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Why did THIS Future Emerge? – Integrating the Downstream Effects of Shaping Ideas Using Holistic Assessment to Forecast Change (General Session)
[4:00 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. CT]

Why did this, and not some other, ‘future’ emerge? This session will explore how human societies chose to shape ideas, institutionalize them, pursue them via policies and goals, and ultimately reap their desired and undesired consequents. This talk explores two major 20th-century shaping ideas and examines how they brought society to this 21st-century backlash against globalization with these particular accompanying political, societal, and cultural impacts.

Guntram Werther, Professor, Integrative Business Applications Group – MSCM, The Fox School of Business, Temple University

For more information on the In Focus Seminar livestream, visit

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.

Contact Information

Kate Niswander, Marketing and Communications Manager


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