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An Insurance Industry Look at Distributed Ledger Technology

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As long as you haven't been under a rock the last ten years, you know that blockchain (distributed ledger technology) has captured the imagination and creativity of geeks across the globe.

This traditionally subversive discussion has escalated to a transformational conversation with many industries.

In tonight's meetup, we will go through some misconceptions and specifics of distributed ledger technologies and how this technology is looking to transform the insurance industry.

As time permits we may approach the topic of the converging technology in insurance, Corda.

About the Speaker:
Ed Deuser is a Technical Architect with RGA Reinsurance Company. In this role, Ed is responsible for technical solutions that support RGA’s global business units, including Valuation, Financial Solutions, Underwriting, and Global Research, Development, and Analytics. He also served as the technical lead for B3i, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, and guides other digital objectives for RGA.

In addition to his experience in the insurance sector, Ed has worked in financial services, government, and law enforcement. Accomplished in the emerging field of distributed ledger technology, Ed has participated in RGA-sponsored hackathons as a coach and was part of the winning team at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology’s first-ever hackathon.

Ed received his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. His article “From R Studio to Real-Time Operations,” which he co-authored with RGA Lead Data Scientist Jeff Heaton, was published in the December 2017 issue of the Society of Actuaries’ Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section newsletter.

Additional Information:
Pizza and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP for yourself and any guests you may bring.