ACTEX Learning Presents:
ACTEX eLearning Webinar:
Blockchain Intro for Actuaries and Insurance Professionals
Co-Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries
1.5 SOA/CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours
This is a potential source of 1.25 hours of CPD for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries
The term “blockchain” is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in professional discussion forums and at Fintech and Insuretech conferences globally. Increasingly, we are becoming more familiar with Bitcoin and other ”cryptocurrencies” because of all the attention dedicated to them in mainstream media. We hear about the massive potential that rivals the societal impact of the internet 20 years ago, but we also hear about fraud, scams, and asset bubbles. Few of us understand what blockchain is, how it works, and why the ”techies” are so excited about it. This webinar is designed to demystify the technology and mathematics behind blockchain technology, understand how blockchain was created to support a disintermediated banking system in Bitcoin, and the potential for blockchain technology to change the face of insurance.
- Understand blockchain technology, what it is and what it does.
- Understand how Bitcoin works, and what the risks are.
- Learn how the technology can be adapted to solve some of the problems associated with blockchain.
- Comprehend current and future applications of blockchain in insurance.
Instructor: Chris Van Kooten, FCAS, FCIA, MBA
Currently a Managing Director with Guy Carpenter Canada, which he joined in September of 2016. Through a 15-year career in financial services, Chris has assumed a variety of roles across the insurance value chain, including Corporate Actuarial, Pricing, and executive leadership roles. Immediately prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Chris served as the Chief Underwriting Officer at Economical Insurance and led the development of a fully digital insurance company, branded Sonnet. In addition, Chris is a part-time lecturer in the Actuarial Department at the University of Waterloo and is working towards a Master’s degree in Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics.
Who should attend?
- Actuaries of all disciplines.
- Insurance professionals, broadly.
- College/University students.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Corporate Customers: ACTEX will provide a self-registration site and activation key for your participants. The first 100 participants to use the key will be enrolled in this webinar. This makes it easy to offer continuing professional development opportunities without the need for added administrative attention.
The registration fee includes 180-day unlimited on-demand access to this event and the handouts.
All prices are in USD.
Please Note: Participants must agree to the ACTEXeLearning.com Site Policy in order to access this webinar.
What is the difference between 10+ participants & 1-connection and 10+ participants & Multi-connection?
'Connection' refers to how many participants will access our Webinar by signing-in at ACTEXeLearning.com.
Customers who have purchased a 1-connection option will have the purchaser sign-in and share the video on their monitor (or via video-conference, Skype or other video sharing format) with up to the number of participants purchased for. Username and password information is not to be shared with the other participants.
Customers who have purchased our Multi-connection option will be sent login information and an access key. Each participant will then be able to login on their own computer, with their own username & password, at their own convenience.
- Access information is sent to the email address listed under Shipping Information on your order.
- If you have 8+ participants needing their own access you should select our Multi-connection option for the best value.
- All registrations include 180-day unlimited on-demand access to the Webinar and the handouts.
Discount for Full-Time Students:
Students with current enrollment as a full-time student at any college/university are eligible for a 50% discount off ACTEX Webinar 1-2 participant options. In order to access this discount, please email proof of enrollment using your college/university e-mail address to Support@ActexMadRiver.com. Examples of enrollment proof would be a copy of your registration information, or an unofficial transcript.
Discount for Active Military Personnel:
Active U.S. Military personnel are eligible for a 50% discount off ACTEX Webinar 1-2 participant options. In order to access this discount, please email us at Support@ActexMadRiver.com from your military email address.
Discount for Educators:
Faculty members of any accredited higher-education institution are eligible for a 50% discount off ACTEX Webinars. In order to access this discount, please contact us via email at Support@ActexMadRiver.com using your college/university e-mail address.
Discount for Regulatory Actuaries:
Regulatory Actuaries (Regulators) are eligible for a 30% discount off ACTEX Webinars. In order to access this discount, please contact us via email at Support@ActexMadRiver.com using your government e-mail address.