Society of Actuaries (US) Actuarial Innovation and Technology essay competition (Honorable Mention for my essay: “The Last Actuary”)

  • Farrell, Mark (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


The essays in this competition were asked to explore several aspects of how technology transformations are likely to impact actuarial practice innovation in the future, including:

• How actuaries have designed innovative solutions using more advanced approaches than in the past
• Collaborative efforts where actuaries have championed innovation across a wide array of professions
• Using new sources of big data to drive product development and bring new products to market
• Designing more dynamic models that can readily be adjusted as new information becomes available
A panel of judges reviewed the essays for publication and awards. The judges selected three essays for awards, one for an honorable mention and a further three for publication. Consideration was given to creativity, relevance, and economic and business impact.

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Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsSociety of Actuaries


  • actuaries
  • actuarial science