AI in the Insurance Industry

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129 Spadina Ave #600 · Toronto, ON

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Dessa is near Spadina Ave and Richmond St W. It is reachable via TTC streetcar 510.

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You are invited to meet with Machine Learning experts and Data Science specialists, from leading insurance companies, to learn about AI-powered applications, technologies, and systems.

Registration is free and complimentary refreshments including pizza as well as beverages will be provided.

This event will include presentations by industry professionals from Manulife Financial, Cooperators, Finaeo Inc., and Dessa.

• Eugene Wen, DrPH (Vice President of Group Advanced Analytics @ Manulife Financial)
• Paul Brikis (Industry Lead for Insurance @ Dessa)
• Abhilasha Bhatia (Full Stack Developer @ Finaeo Inc.)
• Rizwan Mian, PhD (Sr. Machine Learning and Data Engineer @ Co-operators)

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM - Registration and Professional Networking
5:55 PM - 6:05 PM - Welcome and Announcements
6:05 PM - 6:35 PM - Presentation: "Strategic Sweet Spots for AI in Insurance"
6:40 PM - 7:10 PM - Presentation: "Becoming an AI-First Insurer"
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM - Presentation: "Bias in Underwriting Datasets"
7:50 PM - 8:20 PM - Presentation: "Applications of AI in Insurance"
8:20 PM - 8:30 PM - Professional Networking and Closing

These professionals from the insurance industry are in a great position to share their knowledge about a wide variety of topics related to real-world aspects of Machine Learning as well as practical tips and tricks for succeeding in the job market for Data Science talent.

The format of this event will be a practitioner-oriented presentations. There will be sufficient time for many questions and answers. Attendees will also get the opportunity to network with each other as well as with the host and the participants.

You are cordially invited to join us in Dessa for our eleventh event of 2019.

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• Paul Brikis -
• Abhilasha Bhatia -
• Rizwan Mian, PhD -

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