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: Robert Brennan is a software engineer working in Boston Massachusetts. He holds a B.S. in Machine Leaning, as well as a B.A. in Mathematics and Linguistics. He spent three years at Google working on Natural Language Processing as a Senior Engineer, and is now running a team of Data Science consultants in Boston.