Actuarial Convention 2015: “The future belongs to the curious”

ACTUARIAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA  |  Event , ±1 hr 08 min episodes total time 30 hr 59 min  | 
17 - 18 November 2015 , Sandton Convention Centre , Johannesburg, the Society’s 42nd Convention. Albert Einstein famously said that he has no special talents, he is only passionately curious. What are you passionate or curious about? The Actuarial Society’s 2015 Convention is fresh and different in a couple of ways: Cutting-edge, progressive thinking, New formats and practical ideas, More interaction and connection opportunities, A range of new topics and session types on offer with some impressive international speakers. This channel contains the recordings from the event. KEY: ℗ = paper. --SEE THE LINKS BELOW FOR THE PROGRAM AND SUMMARIES--

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OPENING PLENARY SESSION: The Blue Zones Project- Nick Buettner

Nick Buettner is the Community and Corporate Program Director at Blue Zones, LLC. He is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Blue Zones Project in all of the Blue Zones Communities and corporate sites across the US. In the last 20 years, Nick has lead 17 expeditions over six continents around the world, three of which have been to the Blue Zones sites, places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives.


PLENARY ADDRESS: Vusi Thembekwayo – Business Leadership for Actuaries in both Management and Specialist Roles, CLOSING REMARKS: Roseanne Murphy da Silva, Chair: Roseanne Murphy da Silva. Vusi Thembekwayo is the youngest JSE director in South Africa and has influence over R4.27bn in capital through board appointments. As a business speaker he empowers audiences with new knowledge, research findings and tools that they can immediately apply in their businesses or careers to achieve “step-change” results. He ran a R400mln division in a R17bn multi-national where he achieved the highest EBITDA within the group and today is the youngest director of a listed company and also serves on several boards.

Track A: IFRS

Panel discussion - IFRS 4 PHASE II IN SOUTH AFRICA (H Muller, H van Wyk, M Fuchs, Q Greyling, R Bennett, J Menzies) Chair: Peter Tripe (Life Assurance)


3 x TED-style talks: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL SERVICES (L Rossouw), PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: SOUTH AFRICA VS THE REST (G Becker, G Rutherford), THE SCIENCE OF CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAMMES (S Burnstone), Chair: Ashleigh Theophanides (Life Assurance; Short-term Insurance; Wider Fields; Healthcare; Finance)


--We apologise for the music playing in the first 11 minutes of the recording-- 3 x TED-style talks: DOING INSURANCE IN THE REST OF AFRICA: A BRIEF SNAPSHOT (P Tripe, N Kelly), INSURANCE IN AFRICA: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY (A Reinke), INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPOSED NEW KENYAN MICROINSURANCE AND INDEX-BASED INSURANCE REGULATIONS (A Rowan), Chair: Nicky Patchett (Life Assurance; Short-term Insurance; Retirement Matters)

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