The 2021 Actuarial Conference

Tuesday 16th March. 12:4516:30. Online.
Strengthening the Actuarial Foundation
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You are invited to join SAS for our annual conference this year!

On Tuesday 16th March, we will open our conference, going digital for the first time. The conference will begin at 1pm, with the event being open from 12.45pm. The sign-up link can be found on the SAS website.

Our theme this year is “Strengthening the Actuarial Foundation”, reflecting the continuous changes in our industry to improve, grow and develop in our ever-changing world. We will explore the emerging fields impacting us, the changes and adaptation which has occurred because of the ongoing Pandemic, and how we can integrate new technologies into our field to better reflect our digital world.

At our conference, you will:

● Discover the latest opportunities and challenges faced within the actuarial industry

● Learn from a distinguished line-up of speakers who are decision makers and experts in their field

● Have the opportunity to win £50 cash for asking the best question to a speaker as chosen by the IFoA.

Our presenters for the afternoon are as follows:

Philip Darke

Philip is an Actuary and PhD researcher at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data at Newcastle University. He has worked in the actuarial industry for several years and is now using his knowledge and passion for data science to apply new techniques which will impact the actuarial industry.

Matthew Edwards

Matthew Edwards currently an actuary and director at Willis Towers Watson, co-lead of the COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group and chair of the CMI. He has worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to support our industry, and will be discussing his recent work, and the impact of the pandemic on the Actuarial world.

John Taylor

John Taylor is the former president of the IFoA, and currently works for the bank of England as an External Member of the Prudential Regulation Committee. He has a wealth of experience and insight into the Actuarial profession and will discuss AI and how it can work hand in hand with the Actuarial industry.

We make no apologies for any and all puns used. Find them all and win a prize! Note: Prize is the feeling of pride, or shame, that you tried and not a tangible object.

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