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Michael Chen

When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Being ready when opportunity knocks.

When Preparation Meets Opportunity
My colleague at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., Gary Wang, often says that he’s lucky. As a consulting actuary in the field of predictive analytics, Gary lives the exact life he envisioned for himself when he was a kid. I understand how Gary feels. We are fortunate to work in an exciting and expanding industry absolutely filled with opportunity. We get to work with great clients and tackle interesting projects on a daily basis. It’s an exceptional time to be in predictive analytics and I agree with Gary: We are incredibly lucky.
Reactions to the Actuary’s Evolving Role in Today’s Industry
Michael Chen April 11, 2019 Posted in: Blog Posts, Apex Webinar, General
In the February APEX, “The Actuary’s Evolving Role in Today’s Dynamic Industry Landscape,” we discussed the ever-evolving professional expectations of today’s actuary. We also discussed our outlook on the future of predictive analytics in light of so many technological changes. As a follow-up to the February APEX, we’re sharing the results of the live polling questions.
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Coordinating the Actuarial Exam Process
Michael Chen December 13, 2018 Posted in: Blog Posts, General, Community Involvement
I recently had the good fortune to become Exam Coordinator for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. At Pinnacle, the Exam Coordinator is part administrator, part mentor and part cheerleader. In this role, I have the opportunity to be involved with 30 of my exam-taking colleagues as they navigate their way toward becoming credentialed actuaries.
Auto Insurance Digitization: Is Your Company Behind the Times?
Michael Chen August 31, 2015 Posted in: Blog Posts, Telematics / UBI
Our team of predictive analytics and telematics experts are truly excited to visit with attendees of the upcoming Insurance Telematics USA conference, September 2 – 3, at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Please join us at booth #9, and allow us the opportunity to explain how Pinnacle and our strategic partner, Driveway Software (exhibiting at booth #11), can work to find an effective and innovative UBI solution for you.

I’d like to share a post from Driveway Software’s co-founder, Jake Diner, looking at auto insurance digitization. Enjoy Jake’s thoughts and be sure to visit booth #9.
Michael Chen

2015 Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar

Innovation and Predictive Analytics Take Center Stage

2015 Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar
Michael Chen March 20, 2015 Posted in: Blog Posts, Telematics / UBI
The 2015 Casualty Actuarial Society Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar (RPM) was held last week in Dallas. When attending these seminars I always hope to find some bit of applicable information to take back and apply to my everyday work. I was able to find that and more. The speakers and session content were very interesting, and there were so many good concurrent sessions that it was hard choosing which ones to attend.
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