Professional Development
 
In Focus:The Gathering Storm Digital and Climate Disruptors

List of Speakers

Jason Alleyne (FCIA), Besurance Corporation
Session 9 • Implications of the Sharing Economy for the Insurance Industry

Ying Andrew, vice-president and actuary, Ironshore Insurance  
Session 17 • Where Cyber Security Meets Insurance: Challenges Presented and Opportunities Created

Jeffrey Baer (FCIA), manager, advanced analytics, Economical Insurance
Session 14 (General) • Digitization: Transforming the Risk, Liability, and Property-Casualty Insurance Arena
Session 18 • Drones: Business Opportunity or Disruptor?

Olivier Bahn, director, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal
Session 16 • Modelling Uncertain Futures

Ken Beckman, vice-president and actuary, CSI Life Insurance Company
Session 21 • Food as Medicine

Houston Cheng (FCIA), senior manager, KPMG 
Session 9 • Implications of the Sharing Economy for the Insurance Industry

Robert Curry, actuarial product director, personal property, Insurance Services Office
Session 1 (General) • The Internet of Things and Causal Analytics
Session 15 (General) • Fowl Weather

James Dorion, chief claim officer, U.S. casualty and specialty lines, Marsh
Session 14 (General) • Digitization: Transforming the Risk, Liability, and Property-Casualty Insurance Arena

Edmund Douglas, AVP actuarial, QBE North America 
Session 3 • Influence of Cyber Risk on the P&C Insurance Market

Sharon Drawdy, VP, business initiatives consultant, strategy, innovation, and emerging technologies, Wells Fargo Insurance
Session 4 • IoT (Internet of Things): Why Do I Care?

Christopher Fievoli (FCIA), staff actuary, communications and public affairs, Canadian Institute of Actuaries
Session 20 • The Ethics of Driverless Cars

Yan Lap (Jess) Fung, senior vice president, Willis Towers Watson 
Session 3 • Influence of Cyber Risk on the P&C Insurance Market

Gerry Gill, senior lawyer, Dolden Wallace Folick
Session 17 • Where Cyber Security Meets Insurance: Challenges Presented and Opportunities Created

Naomi Goldapple, VP, business development, Nexalogy
Session 6 • Social Media Analytics in P&C: Already Over or Just Beginning?

Frank Grossman (FCIA), principal and actuary, Linden Grove Group
Session 20 • The Ethics of Driverless Cars

Frederick Guillot, manager, research and innovation, The Co-operators
Session 10 • The Reaction of Primary Insurance to Climate Changes
Session 19 • The Impact of Big Data in the Role of Future P&C Actuaries

Robin Harbage, director, Willis Towers Watson 
Session 12 • Preparing for Disruptive Change. The Age of Autonomous Vehicles?

Carl Lambert, vice-president, national P&C business intelligence, The Co-operators
Session 19 • The Impact of Big Data in the Role of Future P&C Actuaries

Caterina Lindman (FCIA), actuary, inforce pricing
Session 16 • Modelling Uncertain Futures
Session 21 • Food as Medicine

Karen Lockridge (FCIA), principal, Mercer
Session 16 • Modelling Uncertain Futures

Nate Loughin, actuarial senior associate, KPMG Advisory
Session 12 • Preparing for Disruptive Change. The Age of Autonomous Vehicles?

Claire Louis, president, Strategic Insurance and Risk Services 
Session 14 (General) • Digitization: Transforming the Risk, Liability, and Property-Casualty Insurance Arena

Donald F. Mango, FCAS, CERA, vice-chair, Guy Carpenter
Session 1 (General) • The Internet of Things and Causal Analytics

Sylvain Nolet (FCIA), VP P&C pricing and segmentation, The Co-operators
Session 10 • The Reaction of Primary Insurance to Climate Changes

H. Michael O'Brien, partner, Wilson Elser
Session 14 (General) • Digitization: Transforming the Risk, Liability, and Property-Casualty Insurance Arena

Joshua Pyle, senior principal actuary, cyber insurance, Symantec
Session 17 • Where Cyber Security Meets Insurance: Challenges Presented and Opportunities Created

James Roche, vice-president, product management, Verisk Insurance Solutions
Session 8 • Data-Driven IoT Opportunities and the Many-to-Many Problem

Nellie Root, vice-president, treaty casualty, Swiss Re 
Session 18 • Drones: Business Opportunity or Disruptor?

Alan Roth, chief risk officer, Advanced Fusion Systems
Session 15 (General) • Fowl Weather

Cheng Saw, specialist, P&C actuarial research analytics, Nationwide Insurance
Session 2 • Big Data Impact on Optimal (Re)Insurance Premium Pricing and Limits
Session 6 • Social Media Analytics in P&C: Already Over or Just Beginning?
Session 13 • Big Data in the Insurance Sector 
Session 19 • The Impact of Big Data in the Role of Future P&C Actuaries

Fiona So (ACIA), actuarial consultant, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Session 11 • Wellness Data, the Next UBI

Peter Sousounis, assistant vice-president of research, director of meteorology, AIR Worldwide 
Session 5 • Climate Change and CAT Models

Philip Schwartz, chief technical officer for the financial services sector, IBM Analytics
Session 1 (General) • The Internet of Things and Causal Analytics

Chris Stehno, director, Deloitte
Session 11 • Wellness Data, the Next UBI

Betty-Jo Walke (FCIA), Canada actuarial pricing team lead, Zurich Canada
Session 16 • Modelling Uncertain Futures
Session 21 • Food as Medicine

Alan Walker, senior vice-president, global lead, digital insurance, Capgemini Consulting
Session 14 (General) • Digitization: Transforming the Risk, Liability, and Property-Casualty Insurance Arena

Heidi Wang, senior manager, AIR Worldwide
Session 5 • Climate Change and CAT Models
Session 10 • The Reaction of Primary Insurance to Climate Changes

Jeff Waters, manager, model product management, Risk Management Solutions
Session 5 • Climate Change and CAT Models

Stephen Watkins, vice-president and chief security strategist, G2 Ops
Session 7 • Using a Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach to Quantify Cyber Risks

James Weiss, actuary, analytics and data solutions, ISO, a Verisk Analytics Company
Session 6 • Social Media Analytics in P&C: Already Over or Just Beginning?

Lisa Willenegger, liability underwriting specialist, Zurich Canada
Session 18 • Drones: Business Opportunity or Disruptor?

Chunpong Woo, consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Session 13 • Big Data in the Insurance Sector 

Lin Xing, lead analytic scientist, Verisk
Session 11 • Wellness Data, the Next UBI

Alice Yang (FCIA), AVP, senior managing actuary, American Modern Insurance Group
Session 4 • IoT (Internet of Things): Why Do I Care?
Session 8 • Data-Driven IoT Opportunities and the Many-to-Many Problem

Ivelin Zvezdov, senior product manager, financial models, AIR Worldwide Verisk Analytics 
Session 2 • Big Data Impact on Optimal (Re)Insurance Premium Pricing and Limits Accumulations