29: Actuary, Predictive Analytics, Hit Show Survivor – Christine Hofbeck

Christine Hofbeck earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration from MIT. She has been a pioneer in the area predictive analytics and holds an FSA status from the Society of Actuaries. She has held various executive level positions and was one of the last two standing on the hit CBS show, Survivor.

In this episode Christine describes the different types of actuarial positions and an overview of what actuaries may do on a daily basis. She is fired up on how predictive analytics can be used as well as artificial intelligence in the actuarial profession but you need to keep ethics in mind, just because it can be done, is it ethical?

Some great advice is to work really hard early in your career and it will pay off in the end and that relationships are very important.

Christine’s recommended book is The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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