January 11, 2017
The CAS Institute (iCAS) is pleased to announce its first Predictive Analytics Community of Practice event, to be held Monday, March 27th in conjunction with the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Ratemaking and Product Management (RPM) Seminar in San Diego. The full-day event, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., is designed for advanced practitioners working in the area of Predictive Analytics/Data Science, and will include panels, presentations, and roundtable discussions of advanced topics in predictive analytics both within and outside of the insurance fields. Attendance at this event is separate from the RPM Seminar and will require a separate registration fee of $150. (In addition, attendees not attending RPM may attend the RPM opening reception for an additional $35.) Registration at the RPM Seminar is not a prerequisite of attendance.
The content of the inaugural Predictive Analytics Community of Practice day will include:
- An overview of the new Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential, including its exam process and continuing education requirements.
- Presentations/workshops on specific topics (within and outside of the insurance field)
- Networking opportunities
- Master Classes
Topics currently being considered for the program include:
- Experimental Design
- Various Modeling Techniques
- Measuring/Communicating Model Performance
- Deploying Models and Designing for Implementation
- Ethics of Predictive Modeling
If you are an experienced practitioner who is actively doing this work (e.g., an actuary, data scientist either within or outside insurance, or a faculty member) and are interested in joining the Community of Practice event, please email iCAS Director Amy Brener at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance will be limited.
While the Community of Practice event is a separate seminar designed for advanced practitioners, the RPM seminar will offer additional continuing education opportunities in predictive analytics on March 28 and March 29; those sessions are open to all RPM registered attendees.