In our interview, Steve White, President and CEO of Milliman, talks about Milliman's participation as actuview Premium Partner, the topics Milliman intend to cover in future videos and how the corona pandemic might affect the continuing education and development of actuaries in long-term.
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President, CEO Milliman
1. Why has Milliman decided to become a content partner of actuview and what impulses do you expect to arise from such a cooperation?
actuview has quickly established itself as the leading provider of online actuarial content, and Milliman’s participation will enable our consultants to share the results of their research with a large and growing audience worldwide. Milliman offices host a large number of online events, primarily for local audiences, but many of these are of wider interest and selected presentations can be recorded and made available on actuview.
2. Which topics can users expect to be addressed in your contributions at the
beginning and who would you like to reach in particular?
We will aim to cover a broad spectrum of actuarial and risk management topics, reflecting the wide range of our consulting and research activities. Current hot topics include the impact of low interest rates, climate change, the role of predictive analytics in actuarial work and some aspects of IFRS 17, as well as the impact of the pandemic in insurance and pensions. We would also like to include some professional issues, such as the ethical aspects of using artificial intelligence in insurance. So our objective is really to provide something that will be of interest to all actuview users.
3. What opportunities do you see for the digital exchange of knowledge in the future, especially against the background of the current coronavirus pandemic?
Although we hope that face-to-face events will be able to resume during 2021, we expect that the convenience of on-demand platforms such as actuview means that they will play an increasingly important part in the continuing education and development of actuaries worldwide. Being able to access relevant content when it is needed, rather than when it is
made available, is a huge advantage, and the pandemic has certainly accelerated the trend towards digital delivery.