27 - 28 February, 2018 | Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day One - Tuesday 27th February 2018

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson's opening remarks

9:00 am - 9:40 am Driving the implementation of machine learning across the business

Pardeep Bassi, Head of Data Science,LV
  • Embedding the use of machine learning into every function
  • How to drive cultural change and secure buy-in
  • Strategies to implement and common pitfalls to avoid
  • Harnessing the power of machine learning to the best advantage for your company
  • Understanding the technology, skills and cultural changes required to enable data driven decisioning

Pardeep Bassi

Head of Data Science

9:40 am - 10:10 am Session reserved for Data Robot

10:00 am - 12:00 am Speed networking

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning coffee

11:00 am - 11:40 am From artificial to real intelligence: How to solve everyday problems

Javier Zaurin, Head of Data Science,Simply Business
  • Minimum requirements before you hire data scientists/machine learning experts
  • How to build a well functioning data science team
  • Extending the data culture across the company: From high level ideas to the fight in the floor
  • Managing expectations, the great unknown
  • A couple of histories of failure and success

Javier Zaurin

Head of Data Science
Simply Business

11:40 am - 12:10 pm AI in practice: Learning from experience

This talk outlines some key practical steps for the successful exploitation of AI within a digital transformation programme. It draws on the most successful AI practices of the digital natives and our experience of applying data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence across a range of industries to create innovative solutions and deliver higher business impact.

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Driving operational transformation using data

Hiek Van der Scheer, Head of Data & Analytics,Aegon
  • Leveraging data to lower costs and improve productivity
  • Using AI and machine learning techniques to reduce turn around times
  • Working across the organisation to demonstrate the areas for improvement to respective departments
  • Tracking wasteful processes, methods and tools to cut costs and save unnecessary spending
  • Encouraging cross-silo collaboration to optimise processes
  • Leveraging unstructured data and text analytics

Hiek Van der Scheer

Head of Data & Analytics

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Introducing AI, automation and machine learning into claims

Alessandra Chiuderi, Group Head of Analytics Solutions Centre,Generali
  • Building new capabilities to increase speed of settlement for improved and reduce labour costs
  • Using advanced analytics to transform the claims experience for customers
  • Achieving efficiency and effectiveness in claims settlement to reduce costs using process automation
  • Implementing chatbots into claims and maximizing data gathered

Alessandra Chiuderi

Group Head of Analytics Solutions Centre

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Embracing analytics across the enterprise

Ruaraidh Thomas, Managing Director – Applied Analytics,DST
We hear from so many that data is at the ‘core’ or heart’ of all that we now do. How then can we bring it to life across a
business, so that it delivers both the efficiency and effectiveness opportunities that analytics and insight can create?
This session aims to highlight how data can be brought to life as part of a strategy to enable and engage with analytics
across the enterprise.

  • Explaining the link between compliance & opportunity
  • The business case for investment
  • The cultural change required
  • Defining the value of analytics
  • Analytics is not just for analysts

Ruaraidh Thomas

Managing Director – Applied Analytics

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Using generative neural networks models for insurance price optimization

Armando Vieira, Data Scientist,Bupa
  • Delivering more accurate and competitive pricing
  • Leveraging usage-based insurance data and IoT data to inform pricing
  • Using real-time data to more accurately price risk
  • Creating an efficient, speedy and competitive underwriting strategy

Armando Vieira

Data Scientist

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Afternoon Tea & Technology Demonstrations

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Advancing Analytics: Overhyped or undervalued? Both!

Markus Grob, Head of Business Intelligence,Helsana Versicherungen
  • How learnings from analytical projects can help you advance analytics as a discipline
  • Understand what topics are better understood and handled with to analytical insight
  • How deep learning improves well known analytical problems
  • The key success factors to make analytics more effective

Markus Grob

Head of Business Intelligence
Helsana Versicherungen

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm Continuous Innovation: The startup way

Liuben Siarov, Chief Data Scientist,Coya
How to achieve a culture of innovation, build and retain an all-star team, and channel their energy into an
organically innovative company.
• Rethinking insurance with data at the core: the importance of strategy
• Enculturation and how to make an environment that induces innovation
• It’s all about the right people: what makes a team, and why we are wary of overachievers
• Agile reframed: setting guideposts, the importance of alignment, and why you shouldn’t have an
innovation department
• Task design: some thoughts for your tactical managers
• Where does the leader fit - and why we need to take one step forward and two steps back

Liuben Siarov

Chief Data Scientist

5:50 pm - 6:50 pm Drinks reception