The program will include industry-relevant topics and updates, thought-provoking presentations as well as interactive sessions in the form of workshops, which proved quite popular at the previous Convention.

A diverse range of topics will be presented by experts from the Actuarial industry as well as wider fields, covering not only what is relevant in South Africa currently, but also stretching out to the rest of the globe. The topics were carefully selected with an aim to inspire, educate and entertain the mind while addressing practical problems faced by actuaries and potential solutions to these problems. To highlight but a few:

— Driverless cars: how they work and how they will be priced

— Augmented Reality Insurance: view of a working prototype

— Slaying the dragon: improving individual and company returns on investment in actuarial education

— The Life Esidimeni arbitration and the actuarial quantification of constitutional damages

— Default regulation and investment strategies in retirement

— AI in actuarial science, leadership in the era of InsureTech

— IFRS 17 and SAM implementation learnings

— A formulation of ecological value added

 

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Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
08:00 AM 09:00 AM Registration and light breakfast
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Opening plenary session | Alain Peddle, Deputy CEO, Ping An Health
10:00 AM 10:10 AM Transfer time
10:10 AM 11:25 AM Concurrent sessions

Data Analytics Life Assurance Healthcare Retirement Matters Banking
The bots are here! Analytics and automation in life insurance pricing
Louis Rossouw
AND
Augmented reality insurance
Adriaan Rowan, Alex Conway
Getting to grips with IFRS 17 profit and revenue
Jacques Kritzinger, Christiaan Nel, Carolyn Clarke, Emce van Zyl
AND
Reinsurance in the IFRS 17 operating environment
Michael Meerkotter, Theuns Botha
How much is enough? Bringing actuarial modelling to bear on medical specialist planning in a changing world
Shivani Ranchod, Dave Strugnell
Default regulations and in-fund living annuities: in-fund annuity strategies and learnings to date
David Gluckman, Danie van Zyl
Managed services and cloud computing in banking: an IFRS 9 case study
Matthew Walker
Workshops

Short-term Insurance Transformation
Open source geocoding tools and datasets
Clive Hogarth
Diversity and inclusion workshop
Nene Molefi
11:25 AM 12:40 PM Lunch and exhibition
12:40 PM 01:40 PM Concurrent sessions

All Life Assurance Education Wider Fields Short-term Insurance
Entrepreneurial session
Schalk Malan (CEO of BrightRock), Shivani Ranchod (CEO of Percept), Mbulelo Mpofana (co-founder of InvestSure)
EV is dead, long live EV? Gert van den Berg, Riaan van Reenen, Musa Malwandla
Chair: Peter Tripe
Slaying the dragon: improving company and individual returns on investments in actuarial education
Mike McDougall
A formulation of ecological value added
Rob Thomson
Insurance and risk management in emerging markets
Jaco van der Merwe, Jean Gerin
Workshops

Retirement Matters Transformation
A projection of the South African government’s social security obligations: 2017-2037
Natalie van Zyl, Dewald Muller, William Melville
Diversity and inclusion workshop
Nene Molefi
01:40 PM 02:15 PM Refreshment break and exhibition
02:15 PM 03:15 PM Concurrent sessions

Life Assurance All Short-term Insurance Healthcare Professional Matters
An investigation of the hierarchy of simplifications for risk margins in the solvency assessment and management framework
Peter Carswell, Ross Farnaby, Nikhara Nirghin
An overview of demography in the business sector in the pursuit of improved national interests
Diego Iturralde
Machine learning and artificial intelligence: tips and traps for insurance pricing and beyond
Lukas Ehlers, Karl Meissner-Roloff
Testing mean reversion characteristics of doctor efficiency measurement
Matan Abraham
Is there room for actuaries in public policy?
Lusani Mulaudzi
Workshops

Diversity and inclusion workshop
Nene Molefi
03:15 PM 03:25 PM Transfer time
03:25 PM 04:25 PM Closing plenary | Jeremy Gardiner, Director, Investec
04:25 PM 04:25 PM CLOSE
04:25 PM 06:30 PM At leisure
07:00 PM 11:00 PM Social: Cocktails & Dinner | Shimmy Beach Club
Thursday 25 Oct 2018
08:00 AM 09:00 AM Registration and light breakfast
09:00 AM 09:40 AM President’s address | Peter Withey, President, Actuarial Society of South Africa
09:50 AM 10:00 AM Transfer time
10:00 AM 11:15 AM Concurrent sessions

Life Assurance Short-term Insurance Retirement Matters and Investments Micro-insurance Damages
The ripple effect of Solvency II: two years in
Colin Dutkiewicz
AND
Capital Management for Shareholder Value
Idelia Hoberg
Power, incentives, and ignorance: the three horsemen of the insurance apocalypse?
Sumarie Greybe, Alex Thomson
AND
Driverless vehicles: how they work and how they will be priced
Sarvesh Maharaj, Lukas Ehlers
Constructing optimal investment strategies for retirement income by comparing the blending of deferred and immediate annuities with traditional asset classes
John Anderson
AND
What do you want? Managing risks for better outcomes when you retire
Warren Matthysen
Actuaries and micro-insurance: regulations, professionalism, and performance benchmarks
Janice Angove, William Melville, Seth Eshun, David Kirk
The Life Esidimeni arbitration and the actuarial quantification of constitutional damages
Gregory Whittaker
Workshops

Data Analytics Transformation
Machine learning actuaries
Louis Rossouw
Diversity and inclusion workshop
Nene Molefi
11:15 AM 11:45 AM Refreshment break and exhibition
11:45 AM 12:45 PM Concurrent sessions

Transformation Wider Fields ERM Professional Matters Short-term Insurance
ASABA Actuaries in Dialogue:  Solutions for Municipality Crisis                  Shivani Ranchod, Themba Gamedze, Minister Zweli Mkhize  Chair: Karabo Morole Insurtech hype: technology is not threatening your workforce, poor leadership is
Dimitri Anagnostopoulos
Beyond the hype: a risk management framework for insurance firms in the era of grand technological promises
Shasmi Choudree, Ope Bobade
What is fair and who gets to decide?
David Kirk
Artificial intelligence in Actuarial Science
Ronald Richman
Workshops

Retirement Matters Transformation
A projection of the South African government’s social security obligations: 2017-2037
Natalie van Zyl, Dewald Muller, William Melville
Diversity and inclusion workshop
Nene Molefi
12:45 PM 01:45 PM Lunch and exhibition
01:45 PM 02:45 PM Concurrent sessions

Life Assurance Data Analytics All Wider Fields Investments
How to talk about (target) capital levels
David Kirk
Practical data science use cases in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Stefan Steffen
FinTech Spotlight featuring Startupbootcamp AfriTech Bitcoin decrypted: what does it mean for financial services?
Imran Lorgat
Mezzanine debt: is this sandwich really a free lunch?
Chris Siriram
Workshops

Short-term Insurance Transformation
Open source geocoding tools and datasets
Clive Hogarth
Diversity and inclusion workshop
Nene Molefi
02:45 PM 02:55 PM Transfer time
02:55 PM 03:55 PM Closing plenary | Prof Thuli Madonsela, Chair in Social Justice, Law Faculty, University of Stellenbosch
03:55 PM 05:55 PM Social: Linger Longer | Auditorium Foyer