Professional Development

2017 CIA Annual Meeting

June 21–22, 2017
Québec City Convention Centre, Québec

Session 26 • Plenary Session

Keynote Speaker – David Coletto

The Disruptors: What Actuaries Need to Know about Millennials

For the first time, there are now more millennials in Canada than baby boomers or Gen Xers. Just as baby boomers have dominated the economic, political, and social life of Canada for the past 40 years, millennials will dominate the next 40. How will this generational change impact actuaries in Canada? 

Join us as one of Canada's leading experts on the Canadian millennial generation, Dr. David Coletto, shares his perspective and data-based insights on who this generation is, why they are different, and what it means for our profession. Mr. Coletto is CEO and a founding partner of Abacus Data, a market research and data science firm based in Ottawa. He has studied the perceptions and behaviours of his generation for over six years and shares his insights through an interactive and engaging presentation. As the newest cohort of actuaries enter the workforce, he offers his perspective on how young professionals can succeed in this new, millennial-dominated world.



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