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  • Actuary of the Future: Launching Your Actuarial Career: Mary Pat Campbell

    18/09/2023 Duración: 33min

    Join Chris Smith, ASA, and Mary Pat Campbell, FSA for an insightful discussion full of tips and tricks for early-career actuaries and those aspiring to enter the field (as well as a brief detour into the topic of poker).

  • Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section: Everyday Entrepreneur: From Dance to Actuarial Innovation

    13/09/2023 Duración: 34min

    Host Rong Rong, FSA, CPCU, and Arthur da Silva, FSA, FCIA, talk about how dancing and music relate to an actuarial career and what day-to-day work is like in a start-up company.

  • Long Term Care Section: LTC Innovation and Wellness

    13/09/2023 Duración: 29min

    Roger Loomis and Erik Wenzel discuss Assured Allies wellness program which reports it can reduce LTC claim costs by 18%.

  • Health Section: SDOH Beyond the Numbers

    11/09/2023 Duración: 26min

    Listen in as host Jackie Lee and guests Rebecca Owen and Sara Teppema delve into the intricate world of social determinants of health (SDOH) and their profound impact on actuarial workstreams. They explore how SDOH data, sourced from a range of primary and secondary sources, shapes actuarial decisions in the healthcare sector. From ethical considerations surrounding human data to the evolving landscape of health information, they discuss the strategies and insights that guide actuaries in leveraging SDOH data responsibly. Tune in to discover how actuaries and health insurance professionals can harness this rapidly evolving area to drive positive outcomes and contribute to a healthier future.  

  • Emerging Topics Community: AI and the Future of Actuarial Work: Shaping the Future of Insurance and Actuarial Science

    08/09/2023 Duración: 21min

    Welcome to the final episode of our 3-part series on AI and ChatGPT and their implications for actuaries. In this concluding episode, Joe Alaimo, CEO of ProComp, is joined by Deloitte AIS team members and AI experts Andrew McLeod and Harrison Jones to explore the future trajectory of AI technology and its potential disruption of the insurance and actuarial professions. They reflect on the lessons learned from the adoption of ML/AI technologies in the past decade and anticipate how the impact of General AI (GAI) and Large Language Models (LLM) might deviate from this path. The conversation then navigates through the ethical and professional challenges that could arise with the implementation of GAIs and LLMs in the actuarial profession, strategies insurers can adopt to leverage these technologies while mitigating risks, and how the job market for actuaries might be reshaped with increased adoption of these advanced tools. This podcast offers a fascinating insight into the evolving landscape of the actuarial p

  • Financial Reporting Section: Assumption Governance Overview

    30/08/2023 Duración: 20min

    Industry experts discuss the latest trends and developments relating to assumption governance, especially as it relates to financial reporting and valuation work.

  • Young Professional Advisory Council: Supporting the Future

    28/08/2023 Duración: 15min

    Join Young Professional Advisory Council Chair Kiu Yuen, FSA, MAAA as she chats with SOA’s Beth Gall, Senior Director, Member and Candidate Engagement. Beth discusses the various ways SOA supports candidates, members, DEI initiatives and volunteerism. 

  • Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section: Everyday Entrepreneur: Conversation with a Generalist Actuary

    31/07/2023 Duración: 42min

    Host Rong Rong, FSA, CPCU, learns about uncommon actuarial and entrepreneurship experiences with generalist actuary Sam Wehner, ASA, MAAA.

  • Young Professional Advisory Council- Actuarial Careers: Consulting vs. Insurance

    31/07/2023 Duración: 20min

    Join Lisa Jiang, FSA, MAAA and Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) member as she talks with fellow YPAC member Patrick Samborsky, ASA, MAAA, and colleagues Jing Qian, ASA, MAAA and Joyce Wang, FCAS about their unique experiences working in both consulting and insurance. 

  • Emerging Topics Community: Reimagining Actuarial Reporting with AI: Introducing ReportGen.AI (Part 2 of 3)

    28/07/2023 Duración: 17min

    Welcome back to part 2 of our 3-part series on AI and ChatGPT, where we continue to explore the potential impacts of AI on the actuarial profession. In this episode, Joe Alaimo, CEO of ProComp, resumes the conversation with Deloitte AIS team members and AI experts, Andrew McLeod and Harrison Jones, focusing on a fictional AI product named ReportGen.AI. This innovative concept aims to revolutionize actuarial reporting by streamlining and enhancing the process. Together, they discuss the benefits of integrating AI in report generation, potential implementation challenges, and the possibilities of incorporating interactive data visualizations and quantitative computation. They also touch upon other potential applications of generative AI and LLMs in the insurance industry. Tune in to delve deeper into how AI is set to reshape the future of actuarial work and stay tuned for the concluding part of the series where they will discuss the future state of this technology. For more in-depth coverage read Harrison Jon

  • Health Section: Optimizing Operations - an Interview with Chad Hollenback

    03/07/2023 Duración: 22min

    Dave Dillon talks with Chad Hollenback about his new role as Executive Director of Resource Management FP&A at Aetna - and the lessons he's learned along the way. From key leadership initiatives to implementation missteps - Chad shares his thoughts on getting the most out of people and creating a positive and productive workplace.

  • Interview with LTCI Producer Sally Leimbach

    29/06/2023 Duración: 35min

    Roger Loomis discuss the past and future of the LTC insurance industry with an LTC sales veteran.

  • Young Professional Advisory Council: A DEI Discussion

    26/06/2023 Duración: 23min

    Listen in on a robust conversation with Harrison Lin, FSA, MAAA, YPAC member and Vice-Chair of the SOA DEI Committee as he discusses exciting new DEI initiatives with Karthik Balaji, FSA, EA and Chair of the Joint Committee on Inclusion, Equity & Diversity. 

  • Emerging Topics Community: Unveiling AI and GPT-4: Actuarial Impacts and Insights (Part 1 of 3)

    20/06/2023 Duración: 20min

    In this first episode of a 3-part series, Joe Alaimo, CEO of ProComp, is joined by Deloitte AIS team members Andrew McLeod and Harrison Jones to delve into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with a specific focus on the Generative Pretrained Transformer 4 (GPT-4). Together, they demystify the concepts of generative AI, large language models (LLMs), and explore how GPT-4, a product of OpenAI, stands out from its predecessors. This episode provides a comprehensive understanding of AI's impact on various industries, specifically how these technological advancements have been transforming the insurance sector and the actuarial profession. Tune in to learn more about the potential of AI and stay tuned for the next episode where they will propose a fictional AI product for actuaries. For more in-depth coverage read Harrison Jones and Andrew McLeod's article in The Actuary.

  • Leadership & Development Section and Joint Risk Management Section: It’s time to pick up the books!

    08/06/2023 Duración: 04min

    The SOA Leadership & Development (L&D) and Joint Risk Management (JRM) Sections are excited to announce that we are jointly starting a Book Club initiative focusing on leadership development and decision making this year!    This will be a platform for all actuaries (and non-actuaries) to learn and share insights on leadership related topics. It is open to all experience levels since leadership skill development is a natural progression, starting with leading by example.   Every other month, we will host a virtual discussion on lessons-learned and key takeaways from a pre-selected book. In-person meetings will be arranged during major SOA conferences as networking events. You don’t have to attend all discussions. Each session is independent, and you can just register for the book tile or theme that you are interested in.   Each virtual session will be facilitated by two volunteers. It is intended to be an interactive session and a safe place for participants to reflect on the key concepts d

  • Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section: Everyday Entrepreneur: From Traditional Actuary to Start-up Innovator

    07/06/2023 Duración: 32min

    Host Rong Rong, FSA, CPCU, talks with Victor Zhao, FSA, CERA, about his career journey from traditional actuarial roles to working at Eden Health, a tech start-up working to accelerate growth in primary health care.

  • Actuary of the Future: Longevity Risk Management by Karl Gagnon, FSA, MAAA

    07/06/2023 Duración: 21min

    Longevity Risk Management was awarded first place in the 2022-23 Speculative Fiction Contest. This An audio version is part of the first place prize package. Here's what literary judge, Dr. Bob Mielke, had to say about the story, "What a great little story! We have here an engaging conflict, some action, punchy dialogue, and plausible world-building. Nice focus! The whole issue of whether one would ever get too old to want to live has a venerable pedigree in the speculative genre..."

  • Young Professional Advisory Council: SOA Catastrophe and Climate Risk Research

    29/05/2023 Duración: 28min

    YPAC member Elizabeth Alleman, FSA, MAAA discusses the SOA’s Catastrophe and Climate Risk research efforts with a few young professionals who dedicate their time to the program: Priya Rohatgi, ASA, Matt Self, ASA, and Aadit Sheth, FSA, ACIA, CERA. 

  • Health Section: CAS’ Bias Research

    23/05/2023 Duración: 27min

    Host Jackie Lee discusses the recent CAS research papers that address potential racial bias in insurance pricing with Mallika Bender. While we may be actuaries working in different disciplines, there is still a lot that can be learned for the work of the CAS and its committees. Listen as Jackie and Mallika talk about the components of one of the research papers.

  • Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: French Social Security Reform and Unrest

    19/05/2023 Duración: 25min

    Earlier this year, millions of people in France took to the streets to protest against the raising of the retirement age from 62 to 64. We will explore the context behind the reform and protests.

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