IAA Webinar to Feature CAS Institute Founder Bob Miccolis

June 24, 2020

The International Actuarial Association’s (IAA) Big Data Working Group is inviting all interested iCAS members to participate in a webinar entitled Current Views about Professionalism in the Use of Big Data. This hour-long webinar will be held on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00 AM Eastern.


The actuarial profession has a keen interest in the use of data science and has used various regression techniques for many years for predictive modelling and other precursors to modern data science.  In this webinar, Bob Miccolis and Ashleigh Theophanides will share their views on the professionalism and ethical aspects for actuaries and other users of big data with respect to issues such as ensuring equitable treatment, fair discrimination and meeting the expectations of the public.


Bob Miccolis is past President of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and a member of the IAA Big Data Working Group. She is a Fellow of CAS, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an affiliate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is currently Principal at Miccolis Consulting LLC.  He started The CAS Institute (iCAS) to develop professional credentials for technical specialists such as data scientists working in insurance and other industries. He is especially interested in the ethics and professionalism aspects of using data science.

Ashleigh Theophanides is the current chairperson of the IAA’s Big Data Working Group, as well as the chairperson for the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s Wider Fields Committee. As an actuarial director with Deloitte South Africa, she leads the social security, healthcare and advanced analytics practice within the firm. In providing strategic advice to government departments, medical schemes, service providers and companies, Ashleigh firmly believes that the use of data science, specifically big data, has and will continue to be of critical importance. With numerous big data usage issues accumulating, the actuarial profession would be well served to establish professionalism standards in-line with the relevant industry regulations.

Registration for this event is available online.




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