The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries have asked us to share below mentioned event with you.

Please join us live online for the IFoA’s upcoming Autumn Lecture:

“Data Science and its Potential for Actuaries and Policy Making”

Please use this link for information or registration.

Wednesday 13 September 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 British Summer Time (BST)

  • Washington DC time: 13:00 – 14:30
  • Toronto time: 13:00 – 14:30
  • London time: 18:00 – 19:30
  • Brussels time: 19:00 – 20:30
  • Cape Town time: 19:00 – 20:30
  • Sidney time: 04:00(+1) – 05:30 (+1)

This event is being live-streamed online and is available to everyone.

If you aren’t able to view it live, the recording will also be made available at a later date.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) biannual Thought Leadership Lecture is to be delivered by Michael Sanders, Chief Scientist and Head of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioural Insights Team, on ‘Data Science and its Potential for Actuaries and Policy Making’at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

Our Autumn Lecture is an opportunity for thought leaders to share their insight on key issues. This year’s lecture takes a look at the uses of data science for actuaries and policy makers, and will be given by a member of the Behavioural Insight Team, formerly part of the Cabinet Office. There will be a Q&A session after the lecture, and an opportunity for networking will follow the event.

Actuarial relevance

The global actuarial community has been discussing data science extensively. The IFoA is ideally placed to facilitate this debate, and we hope that you are able to join us online for what promises to be an interesting and insightful evening.

Speaker biography

Michael is Chief Scientist and Head of Research, Evaluation and Social Action at the Behavioural Insights Team. His team supports BIT’s policy work through the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials, as well as the use of quasi-experimental methods and data science. The team also leads a series of trials encouraging charitable donations, volunteering, and social action.

Michael is an Associate Fellow of the Blavatnik School of Government, where he teaches Behavioural Science and Policy. He is an affiliate of the Harvard Behavioral Insights Group, and in the 2016-17 academic year will also be teaching field experimental design at the University of Bristol. He holds an MSc in Economics and Public Policy, and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Bristol. His PhD research focused on the application of Behavioural Science to Charitable Fundraising. He previously taught Public Policy Analysis at the University of Bristol, and worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath, and has completed post-doctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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