The Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker series with Sir Adrian Smith

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Sir Adrian Smith is the Chief Executive of the Alan Turing Institute and the President of the Royal Society. In his long and successful career, he has held the following positions:

– Professor of Statistics and Head of Department of Mathematics at the University of Nottingham.
– Head of the mathematics department Imperial College, London, where he was.
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-chancellor the University of London
– President of the Royal Statistical Society.
– Statistical Advisor to the Nuclear Waste Inspectorate
– Advisor on Operational Analysis to the Ministry of Defense

His FRS citation included “his diverse contributions to Bayesian statistics. His monographs are the most comprehensive available and his work has had a major impact on the development of monitoring tools for clinicians.”

In statistical theory, Smith is a proponent of Bayesian statistics and evidence-based practice—a general extension of evidence-based medicine into all areas of public policy. In mathematics and statistics education, Smith led the team which produced the Smith Report on secondary mathematics education in the United Kingdom.

Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. And how these changes will have an impact on the work of actuaries – and how the profession will need to adapt quickly in order to thrive.

Joining me in this session are past presidents of the IFoA. Marjorie Ngwenya, a strong advocate of the profession being future-fit in the world of the fourth industrial revolution. John Taylor, an early and strong champion of actuaries embracing data science as part of our overall learning.

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