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    • 2021-05-20
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (MDT)
    • Online via GoTo Meeting

    DAMA Edmonton Partner Event

    Joseph Paul: Head, data analytics, Peace Hills Insurance 

    Title: Insurance Fraud: Using Data Analytics to gain insight and detect insurance fraud.

    Click HERE to register.

    Abstract: It is estimated that $80 billion in fraudulent claims are paid out across all lines of insurance each year. This could be either soft or hard fraud, that is perpetrated by lone individuals or organized groups that are quickly learning and exploiting the loopholes in the insurance system. The challenge for most insurers is that detecting, investigating, and mitigating these deceitful claims is a time-consuming and expensive process. Rather than accepting loss to fraud as part of the cost of doing business, insurance companies are enhancing their detection capabilities using machine learning and data science. In this presentation, Joe walks through the strategies and key considerations around implementing insurance fraud analytics. We also look at other use cases where data and analytics can help solve problems in the insurance industry.

    Speaker: Joe Paul is a data scientist, management consultant, and project manager with over 15 years of experience in analyzing problems and providing innovative solutions through business analysis and data analytics. He has worked for clients in the Insurance, Health, and Lottery & Gaming, Utilities and Oil and Gas sectors.

    Joe heads data analytics at Peace Hills Insurance setting up a new Business Analytics initiative by implementing business processes and technology solutions to integrate and improve the existing Business Intelligence capacity and capability. 

    Peace Hills General Insurance Company is a Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance company that has been serving Western Canada since 1982. It currently has around 250 million in annual revenues with head office located in Edmonton, Alberta and branch offices in Calgary Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. It currently employs over 200 staff, who work with over 500 independent broker offices offering our commercial and personal property and automobile products. 

    For more information, email: damaedmonton@gmail.com

    • 2021-06-17
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (MDT)

    Talk: Considering the Cloud, key things to know in advance

    Cloud gets a considerable amount of I.T. press coverage these days but the reality is that many organizations are early in their cloud journey.  Possibly having tested the waters with some experimentation or having migrated some early mover workloads and data.  While others are just considering, planning, and looking at what opportunity and value the cloud might bring.

    However, cloud does not mean "running your workloads 
    and storing your data in another vendor's data centre".  It does provide that, but also a lot more.  And while it provides considerable benefits, it also introduces unique challenges - some of which may surprise you.  Further, the cloud offerings, data storage, data migration options, and data analysis services can differ even between the major market leaders.

    Regardless of whether you're interested in 
    new possibilities of "cloud data lakes", new cloud "data pipelines", and 
    "cloud native services" or more "traditional enterprise workloads", this talk (applicable to audiences of any background) helps bring awareness of cloud opportunities, challenges, key differences between the major vendors, and other key things to know. Including what issues IT leaders and decision makers need to be considerate of - and what new tools and technologies technical team members need to ramp-up on.  Learn some common pitfalls and strategies for success from an unbiased and non-influenced perspective based on actual hands-on experience.

    Bio: Simon Pane

    Simon Pane has worked as an I.T. consultant for over 25 years supporting customers in Calgary and around the world.  With a deep technical background in relational database systems and a recent focus on cloud migrations.  Simon is an Oracle ACE, holds numerous database and cloud specific industry certifications, and is a member of several formal industry and community Advisory Boards. Simon is a regular presenter on database, security, and cloud topics at various in-person and remote events around the world.

    • 2021-07-15
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (MDT)
    • Online via GoTo Meeting

    DAMA Edmonton Partner Event

    Visit DAMA Edmonton for more information and to register.

    • 2021-07-29
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (UTC-00:00)

    DAMA Calgary AGM 

    • 2021-08-25
    • (MDT)
    • 2021-12-22
    • (MST)
    • 18 sessions
    • Online via MS-Teams

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