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 - 10:20 AM Panel discussion: How to achieve business value through analytics and machine learning?

Hiek Van der Scheer, Head of Data & Analytics, Aegon
  • Which areas of insurance are ripe for disruption and how will data drive this?
  • How can data be used to build more agility and flexibility into your organization?
  • In what ways can data and analytics enable competitive differentiation in insurance?
  • How can data, analytics and the cloud be leveraged to drive real business innovation?

Hiek Van der Scheer

Head of Data & Analytics

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Speed networking

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Morning coffee

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM 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

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 - 3:10 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

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM Technology Demonstrations

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM Afternoon tea

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Advancing Analytics: Key learnings from analytical projects

Armando Vieira, Data Scientist, Bupa
  • 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

Armando Vieira

Data Scientist

5:10 PM - 5:50 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