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
LV

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
Aegon

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
Generali

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
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Ruaraidh Thomas

Managing Director – Applied Analytics
DST

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
Bupa

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
Coya

5:50 pm - 6:50 pm Drinks reception