Sarah Mathieson, head of research and knowledge at the IFoA speaks about furthering actuarial science
"Who would have thought the young crowd at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries conference would be such an amusing bunch? And smart." @NickHewer
A great way to sum up the fantastic Momentum Conference 2013 from after-dinner speaker Nick Hewer, of The Apprentice fame. His speech took delegates behind the scenes of the popular TV show, delving into his relationship with 'the boss', Lord Alan Sugar, and was followed by a casino night and piano bar that continued well into the early hours.
The business-end of the conference was just as eclectic, with a mix of technical and soft skills workshops to encourage nearly and newly qualified actuaries to speak out, challenge the ordinary and try new things.
We kicked off the conference with a 'Yes you can' session, provoking ideas on how to remain focused throughout periods of change. A further highlight was a session by Don Mango, vice chairman of enterprise analytics at Guy Carpenter, on 'The future of actuarial science' and how to seize opportunities and leverage our strengths.
To close the conference, we invited Steve Allan, Simon Grout and Scott Mitchell to share their experiences as actuaries working abroad.