CANUK Anniversary Event 2017

Events on 23 Feb , 2017

The Chinese Actuarial Network UK (CANUK) is delighted to invite you to celebrate our anniversary event at Staple Inn.  

 Admission is free and pre-registration is required. Please register through the link at the bottom of this page to avoid disappointments!

 Special thanks to the Institute and Faculty of Actuary for providing the venue for this event. Food and drinks are sponsored by Mansion House.


18:00 – 18:30 Registration and welcome drinks
18:30 – 18:45 Opening speech  Steven Yu CANUK President
18:45 – 19:15 Data, cognitive and IoT in the insurance industry  Robin Hepplestone and Theo Grigorakakis Data Scientists IBM
19:15 – 19:25 Q&A for IBM guest speakers
19:25 – 19:45 Seizing an opportunity Buu Truong Founder and Managing Director Insight Risk Consulting
19:45 – 19:55 Q&A for Buu Truong  
19:55 – 20:10 Closing speech Derek Cribb Chief Executive IFoA
20:10 onwards   Refreshments and networking


CANUK Committee    



Staple Inn Hall

High Holborn


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About the speakers

Robin Hepplestone

Robin has extensive experience in the UK Insurance industry and Data Science. Robin has managed customer analytics and modelling teams, focused on novel commercial use of analytics and new analytics. Robin has delivered a number of Proof of Concepts, led projects on customer strategy, Business Intelligence, and development of analytical capability. As well as being interested in Data Science and Machine Learning, Robin is particularly enthusiastic about commercial applications of Data Science and the development analytical functions. Robin has degrees from University of Surrey and University of East Anglia.

Theo Grigorakakis

Theo is an experienced Leader in the Data Science and Analytics space, with a proven track record across Financial Services. Theo has successfully delivered solutions, strategy work and proof of concepts, working as Data Scientist, Project Manager, Technical Lead and Business Analyst. Passionate about Management & Strategy, Data Science, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Theo holds degrees from London School of Economics, National Technical University of Athens and Beijing Language and Culture University.

Buu Truong

Buu is the founder and Managing Director of Insight Risk Consulting. Prior to setting up Insight, Buu held senior actuarial roles in the London Market, including Chief Actuary of a Bermudan insurance group. Buu started his career in consulting, qualifying as a general insurance actuary in 2004. Buu believes that you should never stop learning.