March 26, 2019
Boston, March 26, 2019 – The CAS Institute (iCAS), a subsidiary of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) offering credentials and educational opportunities for professionals working in highly specialized quantitative practice areas, today honored those who received the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential within the last 12 months. This recognition occurred during the 2019 CAS Ratemaking, Product and Modeling (RPM) Seminar in Boston.
The CSPA credential provides evidence of practical knowledge in applied predictive analytics and data science as used in data-intensive industry sectors. Since its launch, more than 250 predictive analytics professionals have been awarded the CSPA credential in recognition of their competence as experienced practitioners in the field. Four of the recipients honored today were also the first to qualify for the CSPA through the examination process:
“As a result of pursuing the CSPA designation, I went from being someone who knew R at a conceptual level to someone who uses R to develop solutions to challenges that are common in today’s data-rich environment,” said Dominique Yarnell, FCAS, CSPA, with Everest Re Group, Ltd. “I recommend the CSPA designation to anyone looking to stay current with data science as it relates to the insurance industry.”
“Since the insurance industry is highly regulated, the way that the predictive analytics is conducted is – and must be – extra cautious and different in a sense. The CAS Institute has established the value of ethics and professionalism in its members’ daily conduct – this is crucial and what separates members from CAS and The CAS Institute from others,” stated Sang Suk Cho, FCAS, CSPA, from ISO/Verisk.
The CAS Institute also hosted its third annual Community of Practice event on March 25, providing advanced practitioners working in predictive analytics and data science with a day of panels, presentations, and roundtable discussions of topics both within and outside of the insurance fields. For moree information about the CSPA education program, please visit the iCAS website.