Finance Panel: How Data Science is Opening New Frontiers for the Insurance Industry.

Abstract: Insurance is one of the modern world’s oldest industries. Since the beginning, an insurers success has hinged on its ability to leverage statistics and actuarial science to analyze risk. But the last decade has created a perfect storm of technological evolution causing the industry to reinvent its core disciplines. On our panel, we’ll speak with some of the insurance industry’s leading data scientists to learn more about many topics including new lines of insurance driven by our tech-centric society (e.g. the rise of cyber insurance) and the impact vast amounts of available data sources has on modeling risk.

Bio: Andrew Campbell joined Sun Life Financial in 2013, to help build out the predictive modeling function for the US-based group benefits business. He leads a team of data scientists who build algorithms and decision support tools that help claim examiners, underwriters, and customer support personnel more effectively do their job.

Prior to Sun Life, Andrew worked as a consultant at LexisNexis on a team that helped auto and home insurers set prices based on demand elasticity.