Recent Presentations

Each year I prepare a new presentation on a current topic. The three most recent presentations covered AI, Blockchain and FinTech.

2019: AI and Insurance

AI solves problems people find easy but computers find hard. It works in part by leveraging hidden data structures. When applied to problems people and computers find hard the results can be disappointing.

Presented at St. John's Data in the New Conference, Aon conference, CAS, Liberty, CANE (March 2020)

2018: Blockchain and Insurance

Blockchain solves trust problems. If you trust your counter-parties, or operate in a country with a well developed legal system, do you need to put your data in a tank?

Presented at Aon conference, St. John's XXXX, CAS, Liberty, Bowles, CAGNY, CANE

2017: FinTech

Billions of dollars are flowing into new FinTech and InsurTech start-ups. How do these companies view the insurance stack? Will they revolutionize insurance?

Presented at Aon conference, CAS, Liberty

Past Presentations

2019

  • WalletHub Best Cheap Car Insurance in New York, WalletHub
  • Capital Modeling Symposium, "The Promise, Pitfalls and Process of AI," Liberty Mutual, Boston, Ma, United States. (November 14, 2019).
  • Data, Disruption, and Digital Transformation, "The Promise, Pitfalls and Process of AI," IDMA, iCAS, The Institutes, Newark, New Jersey, United States. (October 24, 2019).
  • Data in the New, "The Promise, Pitfalls and Process of AI," St. John's University, New York, New York, United States. (October 17, 2019).
  • Education Event, "The Promise, Pitfalls and Process of AI," ISCM, New York, New York, United States. (September 19, 2019).
  • Aon Analytics Conference, "The Promise, Pitfalls and Process of AI," Aon, Chicago, IL, United States. (July 11, 2019).
  • CAS Spring Meeting, "The Promise, Pitfalls and Process of AI," Casualty Actuarial Society, New Orleans, LA, US. (May 20, 2019).
  • Holborn, "Blockchain Mechanics to Insurance Opportunities," Holborn, New York, NY, United States. (April 24, 2019).
  • (Author & Presenter), Fanin, B. (Author & Presenter), Bogaardt, J. (Author & Presenter), Ratemaking, Product and Modeling (RPM) Seminar, "Introduction to Python," Casualty Actuarial Society, Boston, MA, US. (March 25, 2019).
  • Casualty Actuaries of New England (CANE), "Blockchain Mechanics to Insurance Opportunities," Casualty Actuarial Society, Foxwood, CT, US. (March 8, 2019).
  • Verisk Inc., "Blockchain Mechanics to Insurance Opportunities," Verisk Inc., Newark, NJ, US. (January 10, 2019).

2018

  • Unsexy actuaries, Bloomberg
  • Casualty Actuaries of Greater New York (CAGNY) Annual Meeting, "Blockchain Mechanics to Insurance Opportunities," Casualty Actuarial Society, New York, NY, US. (November 28, 2018).
  • CAS Annual Meeting, "Blockchain and Self-Sovereign Identity," Casualty Actuarial Society, Las Vegas, NV, US. (November 13, 2018).
  • CAS Annual Meeting, "A Tale of Two Analytics Tribes: Actuary vs. Data Scientist," Casualty Actuarial Society, Las Vegas, NV, US. (November 12, 2018).
  • CAS Annual Meeting, "An Actuary’s Guide to the Mechanics and Magic of Blockchains," Casualty Actuarial Society, Las Vegas, NV, US. (November 12, 2018).
  • The FinTech Conference: the intersection between business and research, "Driving the Change: Insurtech and Analytics," St. John's University, New York, New York, United States. (November 1, 2018).
  • ISCM Education Seminar, "2020 and Beyond: The Future of Insurance," ISCM, New York, NY, United States. (September 26, 2018).
  • Analytics Insights Conference, "2020 and Beyond: The Future of Insurance," Aon Benfield, Chicago, IL, USA. (July 12, 2018).
  • Next Gen Analytics and The Internet of Things, "2020 And Beyond: The Future of Insurance," St. John's University, New York, New York, United States. (May 30, 2018).
  • Casualty Actuarial Society, Spring Meeting, "An Informal and Formal Introduction to Spectral Risk Measures," Casualty Actuarial Society, Boston, MA, US. (May 15, 2018).
  • Casualty Actuarial Society, Spring Meeting, "Where is the Insurance Cycle?," Casualty Actuarial Society, Boston, MA, US. (May 15, 2018).
  • Emerging Risk Seminar, "Impact of Driverless Technology," SRM, New York, New York, United States. (March 10, 2018).

2017

  • SRM Lunch Seminar, "How the Shape of Risk Determines the Cost of Insurance Capital," SRM, New York, New York, United States. (November 17, 2017).
  • Bowles Symposium, "FinTech and the Traditional Insurer: Disruption or Distraction?," Georgia State Uniersity, Altanta, GA, United States. (November 10, 2017).
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Capital Modeling Symposium, "FinTech and the Traditional Insurer: Disrupt or Distract?," Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, MA, United States. (November 2, 2017).

2016

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Capital Modeling Symposium, "Why is capital modeling so difficult?," Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, MA, United States. (November 1, 2016).
  • 2016 CAS ERM for the P&C Actuary Seminar, "ERM Townhall Debate," Casualty Actuarial Society, Philadelphia, PA, US. (October 6, 2016).
  • Casualty Actuarial Society Spring Meeting, "Twenty Five Years of Actuarial Research: Successes and Open Problems," Casualty Actuarial Society. (May 16, 2016).