EAA e-Conference on Data Science & Data Ethics 2022

12 May 2022, live & online
Organised by the EAA – European Actuarial Academy GmbH

The actuarial focus has changed significantly over the last couple of years. Computational power is increasing with exponential growth, in addition more and more data is available. This combination puts the actuarial profession into a position where a new understanding has to be developed on today‘s possibilities of actuarial science and its ethical implications. The new role of actuaries within big data and ongoing digitalisation is not yet fully defined. Best practice experience sharing and exchange of ideas is needed. The EAA is delighted to offer all interested actuaries and other experts a forum for knowledge exchange:

On 12 May 2022, the third EAA e-Conference on „Data Science & Data Ethics“ took place live and virtually. The programme combined keynote speeches with food for thought from well-known experts and selected talks from professionals through a call for papers.

As the leading provider of high-class actuarial education and CPD activities in Europe, the European Actuarial Academy (EAA) was hosting its third e-Conference on „Data Science & Data Ethics“ with the aim

  • to present up-to-date solutions to technical problems,
  • to share best practices and personal insights
  • as well as to offer a forum for actuarial and data science experts.

The best lectures have been selected from a call for papers with many high-class submissions. We are pleased to offer an excellent programme:

09:30 – 09:40

Henning Wergen, EAA

09:40 – 10:40

LocalGLMnet: An Interpretable Deep Learning Architecture

Mario Wüthrich, ETH Zürich

10:40 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:30

What are the Basic Similarities and Differences between Insurance Risk Modelling and Standard Machine Learning Techniques? – An Overview
Jürg Schelldorfer, SwissRe

11:40 – 12:10

Bayesian Neural Network Perspectives for Actuarial Science – Review and Motor Claims Analysis Case Study
Aurélien Couloumy / Akli Kais, CCR Group

12:20 – 12:50

Bancassurance Data-Driven Solutions
Petr Vaclav, RGA

12:50 – 13:50


13:50 – 14:50

Dynamically Updating Motor Insurance Prices with Telematics Collected Driving Behavior Data

Katrien Antonio, KU Leuven & University of Amsterdam

15:00 – 15:30

The How and Why of Data Science Risk Management?
Valerie Du Preez, Dupro Actuartech / Matthew Byrne, NFU Mutual

15:30 – 15:50


15:50 – 16:20

Applying Ethical Standards in Practice – Insights from New Zealand
Gráinne McGuire, Taylor Fry

16:30 – 17:00

The Emergence of BDAI Regulation – Commonalities and Challenges
Clemens Frey, Ernst & Young

17:00 – 17:05

Henning Wergen, EAA

Additional on-demand recordings:

  • Operationalizing Responsible AI in the Insurance Industry
    Dr Jordan Ko / Anthony Nelson, SAS Institute
  • Using Explainable AI for Ratings of German Life Insurers
    Professor Mirko Kraft, Coburg University / Dr Holger Bartel, RealRate
  • Predictive Machine Learning for Underwriting Life and HealthInsurance
    Patricia Wang, Gen Re UK
Thank you to the sponsors of this years e-Conference:

Oliver Wyman is a global management consulting firm. Founded in New York City in 1984, the firm currently has more than 60 offices in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, employing over 5,000 professionals. It ranks among the best strategy consulting firms in the world in terms of prestige, growth, and employee satisfaction. Its dedicated Actuarial practice is an industry-leading actuarial advisory firm with presences in 7 European locations, serving a wide range of clients in the Life and P&C space.

RGAX is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), Incorporated and was established in 2015 as its “transformation engine.” RGAX builds on the legacy of RGA’s continuous innovation, partnering with clients and entrepreneurs to address existing industry challenges, explore new opportunities, and build the future of life and health insurance. The RGAX team digs deeper to better understand the core causes and ultimate effects of the most pressing challenges carriers are facing as well as a capacity to take advantage of the most promising innovation opportunities. As a global company, RGAX is dedicated to powering the next generation of data analytics, digital distribution, customer engagement, and insurance service solutions.

All sessions of this year’s EAA e-Conference will be available on actuview on 7 July, 2022.