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WOMD Video Data Analytics Competition


Congratulations Andrew Xu, Analyst from Finity, for taking out the number one spot in the inaugural WOMD Competition! Watch Andrew's slick video, complete with Google Maps animations and demo in 'R', showing the analysis power of Geospatial techniques below.

“What makes a great data analyst actuary is a lot of enthusiasm… if they’re really enthusiastic about learning all the new models… really diving into the data and pulling out those insights, they’ll do really well.” – Andrew Xu

Read the full article here.

Andrew featured on the Actuaries Podcast, in an interview with Head of Actuarial and Analytics at World Nomads and Weapons of Mass Deduction judge Jacky Poon.
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Andrew Xu with Certificate


Minh Phan stood out for his infectious energy, Taylor Swift references and utilisation of Pusheen as a mascot for CatBoost.

You can also view his rap skills in this 2018 Hackathon video here, where Minh raps about how his hackathon team created an analytics tool called .freckle

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Queenie Chow stood out for her interesting examples of Open Data use in third world countries and her background of travelling as an "Actuary without Borders". Plus her total commitment to a Where's Wally theme (see outfit below).

Angela Tatarow interviews Queenie about working abroad in an Actuaries Podcast episode here.




View the fabulous shortlisted entries below. Jun Chen unpacked H20 Auto Machine Learning with an impressive whiteboard animation; Abhijit Apte showed how he predicted the 2018 Soccer World Cup Tipping Competition using Excel; and Aamir Chaudhry explained functionality within Alteryx with his video that gained 1,753 views after being posted in an Alteryx community forum.

Stephanie Quine Digital Marketing Manager"Thank you to all members who submitted entries. This was a new and exciting project for the Actuaries Data Analytics community and we were energised by the passion and skills of the entrants. Congratulations to all our shortlisted entrants, as well as our fantastic runner ups, and stand-out winner, Andrew Xu. A big thank you also to our Judges (listed below) and to our generous Partner Sponsors for making this initiative possible.
– Stephanie Quine, Digital Marketing Manager @ Actuaries Institute
“The video entries were of a high calibre and showcased the individual personalities, knowledge and passions of the entrants.
The creators utilised everything from animation to motion graphics and screen recording tools that can take data analytics presentations to the next level. All entrants should be proud of themselves for taking a creative risk and educating us on their chosen data tool.
I never thought I’d see the World Cup, Pusheen or Where’s Wally in analytics-focused videos but I’m happy to say that I’m blown away by the creativity”
– Justin Matters, Digital Media Specialist @ Actuaries Institute

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About the competition

Click here to see what the competition entailed including
  • Filming Guidelines
  • Example Videos
  • Selection Criteria
  • Quotes from the Judges
  • Resources &
  • T&C's