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Drawing on our unique combination of skills – data analysis and modelling, risk management and commercial acumen – Actuaries give decision-makers the insights they need to manage future financial uncertainty, make better decisions and execute them confidently

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Data Analytics Practice Committee and the Data Analytics Strategy

The data analytics space is a rapidly evolving area with broad reaching applications. The advent of big data has led to an explosion in captured data, analytics approaches and businesses harnessing this data to create new industries or reinvent the way existing industries operate.

There is a large opportunity for the profession to make a significant contribution to data analytics in Australia and globally. International actuarial associations also recognise the importance of data analytics and are in varying stages of development.

The Data Analytics Practice Committee are committed to a strategy which aims to create sustainable and successful data analytics career paths for all our members. A summary of the key elements of the strategy are outlined in the table below.

Data Analytics and the Actuaries Institute Education Program

The Education Program of the Actuaries Institute includes two courses that have an exclusive focus on data analytics.  In the Actuary Program, one of the four subjects – Data Analytics Principles – aims to extend students’ knowledge of modern analytical tools and techniques beyond those introduced in the Foundation Program subjects and to teach students how to apply this knowledge in real-life business settings. In the Fellowship Program a new Module 3 subject – DAA - Data Analytics Applications – will be introduced in 2021.


Normal Deviance

A bi-monthly column on Data Analytics in Actuaries Digital by Actuary, Hugh Miller.

Normal Deviance - a column on Data Analytics


The actuarial skillset is well positioned to contribute to data analytics, and many actuaries are making significant contributions today in the areas of financial services, loyalty schemes, retail, telecommunications, technology, health and social policy.

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2019 Data Forum

Presentations and videos are now available

Plenary 1 - Design and Implementation of Cutting-Edge Pricing Systems
Francis Burgess, TAL - View slides, or watch video
Michelle Lam, Quantium - View slides, or watch video
Plenary 2 - Maximising your Data's ROI
Sue Kong, KPMG Acturial - View slides, or watch video
Echo Huang, Munich Re - View slides, or watch video
Plenary 3 - Natural Language Processing, Conversational AI and Data Driven Future
Sam Zheng, Curious Thing - View slides, or watch video

Keynote and Plenary Speakers