Program Snapshot


tuesday 1 August 2017

8.30am Registration Opens
9.00am
Welcome

Jenny Lyon
President, Actuaries Institute
9.05am

Keynote Address

Elaine Collins – Actuarial Career
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Actuaries are well-known to have strong intellectual, mathematical and problem-solving skills – the hard skills. Learning how to supplement these hard skills with soft skills, will provide any aspiring actuary with a considerable competitive advantage in their career. It will aid in commercial thinking and effective communication, particularly on the key themes underlying analysis.

In this keynote session, Elaine Collins talks about the importance of soft skills in adding value to hard skills and provides a different perspective on career growth. She will share her personal career experience with participants and explore the different ways of mastering soft skills.

Leadership Contribution to Business Strategy

10.05am

Plenary 1 – 2017 Industry Insights

Win-Li Toh - Principal, Taylor Fry
Kevin Gomes - Principal, Taylor Fry
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Want to get up to speed on the latest developments and future outlook for the GI Industry? This plenary reflects on the year that has passed and contemplates what to expect on the horizon. As the market ebbs and flows, catch a glimpse of how the industry prospects stack up in this GI update.

Contribution to Business Strategy

10.40am
Morning Tea
 11.00am

Plenary 2 – The Changing Face of the General Insurance Industry

Jonathan Shen - Senior Manager Data Science, Suncorp            
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Will Scully-Power -  Co-Founder & CEO of PASCAL51
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In this plenary, catch a glimpse of some select areas of change impacting the short-tail general insurance sector in Australia. Considering the far-reaching impact of technology and data, Jonathan Shen will be exploring “the internet of things”, particularly highlighting an application of how this can impact short tail lines of general insurance business. Then, CEO of Pascal51, Will Scully-Power will discuss how general insurers could use Insuretech, machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve their competitive advantage and change the way they do business in the new world of technology and data. 
 
Risk Management   Valuing Uncertain Future Cashflow   Product Development, Management and Pricing 

11.55pm

Plenary 3 - The Long Tail Story Short

John Jeaitani - Actuarial Analyst, Finity
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Susie Amos - Principal, Finity
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Simon Guthrie - Director, National Disability Insurance Agency

This plenary aims to give an update to the long tail classes. John Jeaitani will provide an update on the statutory Compulsory Third Party (CTP) business – a ‘traditional’ long tail class. Susie Amos will expand into the experience of Financial lines, as well as the emerging Cyber class.

Risk Management   Valuing Uncertain Future Cashflow   Product Development, Management and Pricing 
1.00pm
Conclusion – Facilitator

Official close – President Jenny Lyon

1.05pm

Lunch

2.00pm Seminar end

 


Capability Framework Functions

Contribution to Business Strategy Contribution to Business Strategy
Leadership Leadership
Actuarial Approach to Problem Solving Actuarial Approach to Problem Solving
Valuing Uncertain Future Cashflow Valuing Uncertain Future Cash Flow
Risk Management Risk Management
Professional Governance Professional Governance
Product Development, Management and Pricing Product Development, Management and Pricing
Investment Advice and Governance Investment Advice and Governance

Keynote and Plenary Speakers