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Old 02-13-2018, 10:23 AM
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Lightbulb ACTEX Presents "Blockchain for Actuaries and Insurance Professionals" 3/15 @ 1:00 EST

ACTEX eLearning Webinar:

Blockchain Intro for Actuaries and Insurance Professionals

March 15, 2018 1:00 – 2:15 PM ET

Co-Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries

1.5 SOA/CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours
This is a potential source of 1.25 hours of CPD for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries

The term “blockchain” is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in professional discussion forums and at Fintech and Insuretech conferences globally. Increasingly, we are becoming more familiar with Bitcoin and other ”cryptocurrencies” because of all the attention dedicated to them in mainstream media. We hear about the massive potential that rivals the societal impact of the internet 20 years ago, but we also hear about fraud, scams, and asset bubbles. Few of us understand what blockchain is, how it works, and why the ”techies” are so excited about it. This webinar is designed to demystify the technology and mathematics behind blockchain technology, understand how blockchain was created to support a disintermediated banking system in Bitcoin, and the potential for blockchain technology to change the face of insurance.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand blockchain technology, what it is and what it does.
  • Understand how Bitcoin works, and what the risks are.
  • Learn how the technology can be adapted to solve some of the problems associated with blockchain.
  • Comprehend current and future applications of blockchain in insurance.

Instructor: Chris Van Kooten, FCAS, FCIA, MBA

Currently a Managing Director with Guy Carpenter Canada, which he joined in September of 2016. Through a 15-year career in financial services, Chris has assumed a variety of roles across the insurance value chain, including Corporate Actuarial, Pricing, and executive leadership roles. Immediately prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Chris served as the Chief Underwriting Officer at Economical Insurance and led the development of a fully digital insurance company, branded Sonnet. In addition, Chris is a part-time lecturer in the Actuarial Department at the University of Waterloo and is working towards a Master’s degree in Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics.

Who should attend?
  • Actuaries of all disciplines.
  • Insurance professionals, broadly.
  • College/University students.

If you have any questions please post here on the AO or contact me directly.
Alan C. Elman | eLearning Lead
ACTEX Learning | Mad River Books
(860) 379-5470 Ext. 4007

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Old 02-23-2018, 04:37 PM
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Hey Now Good People of the AO!

Webinar presenter Chris Van Kooten, FCAS, FCIA, MBA is warming up for his groundbreaking tech Webinar in March! He just released his ACTEX Blog: "Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Disruption of Insurance"

Please CLICK HERE to take a look. Thank you, Alan
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