ACTEX eLearning Presents:
ACTEX eLearning Webinar:
Introduction to Predictive Analytics for Actuaries
Co-Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries
1.8 SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours
This is a potential source of 1.5 hours of CPD for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries
All prices are in USD
Registration includes access to the recording of the webcast and supplemental materials for up to 180 days.
Predictive Analytics is all the rage in the actuarial (and larger) world – but what is it? And how can actuaries use it and implement it?
In this webcast, viewers will be introduced to predictive analytics as applicable to actuarial work, and the world of insurance more generally.
There will be no formulas! The focus will be on what different techniques can do, as opposed to the mathematical underpinnings of the approaches. Some pros and cons of each technique will be explored.
Sampling of approaches to be covered:
- Regressions—linear, logistic, and generalized approaches
- Decision trees
- Support vector machines
Examples will be shown using an R environment, using publicly available data.
Instructor Mary Pat Campbell, FSA, MAAA, PRM, is Vice President, Insurance Research at Conning in Hartford, Connecticut. She also teaches courses on computing (Excel, Access, and VBA) and business writing for actuarial science students at the University of Connecticut.
Mary Pat has had a long-standing interest in modeling techniques, having worked on models covering molecular physics, neuroscience, finance, population studies, signal processing, statistics, information retrieval, electronic logic games, and, of course, actuarial models. Mary Pat Campbell is a founding member of the SOA Modeling Session and is co-editor of its newsletter, The Modeling Platform.
Mary Pat wrote "Getting Started in Predictive Analytics: Books and Courses" in the December 2015 issue of the Predictive Analytics and Futurism newsletter (link: Click HERE) and presented at the 2016 Life and Annuity Symposium: Session 16 -- Predictive Analytics, Where Do I Even Start?
Who Should Attend?
Actuaries and non-actuaries who are interested in understanding the different approaches to predictive analytics. No prior knowledge of predictive analytics or the R language is assumed.
The registration fee includes 180-day access to the recording of this event and the handouts.
Corporate Customers: ACTEX will provide a self-registration site and activation key for your participants. The first 100 will be enrolled in this webinar. This makes it easy to offer continuing professional development opportunities without the need for administrative attention.
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EA Credit Information:
The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) has approved ACTEX as a qualifying sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) programs for enrolled actuaries.
ACTEX believes in good faith that you may earn continuing professional education (CPE) non-core non-ethics credits under the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) rules for attending this webinar. The JBEA makes the final determination about what constitutes core, non-core, ethics, or non-ethics CPE and the number of CPE credit hours allocated.