The 5 Pillars of Health Data Analytics

Guest Blog by Yiding Jiang, FFA, MSc

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Critical Feedback is the Key to Excellence

The speed at which the world changes seems to move at a faster pace all the time.  The same holds true in the business world — speed is everything, technology is everywhere, and it affects everyone at every level.  But, no matter how many things change, and no matter how quickly, there are some…

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Actuaries Around the World - Indonesia

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Fauzi Arfan, FSAI from Indonesia. He is the President of The Society of Actuaries of Indonesia (Persatuan Aktuaris Indonesia). Mr. Arfan joined Great Eastern Life in June of 2015 and currently holds the position of Director and Chief Financial Officer…

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Health Insurance (It’s Complicated): Lessons from the World on Healthcare

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Actuaries Around the World - Argentina

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Javier Campelo, ASA, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Javier is the SOA´s ambassador for Argentina and the regional ambassador coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean. Javier leads Re Consulting, an actuarial consulting firm specializing in…

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Why Actuaries Should Start Paying Attention to Python by Andrew Webster

The 2016 movie “Hidden Figures” highlights the careers in the 1960s of three brilliant mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who manually performed the calculations necessary to launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. IBM’s FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation) programming…

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Actuaries Around the World - Channel Islands

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Carl Hansen, FSA, EA. Carl is International Director at the BWCI Group, living and working on the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. He also serves as Executive Director for Abelica Global, an international organization of independent…

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Actuaries Around the World - Thailand

This month ACTEX is traveling to Thailand for our Actuaries Around the World series. Tommy Pichet, FSA, FIA, FSAT, FRM, MBA, MScFE (Dist.), B.Eng (Hons), is a qualified actuary with nearly 20 years of experience across Asian insurance, finance and employee benefit valuation and management. He has…

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Knowing Yourself

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

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Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Disruption of Insurance

As we sit back and watch the news, read the papers, or attend technology conferences we are increasingly inundated with stories of cryptocurrency bubbles and the rush (or lack thereof) to regulation. For many, blockchain is synonymous to Bitcoin and Bitcoin to cryptocurrency, but that’s both wrong…

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