Data Science Profession: Required Skills and Its Usage in Insurance Sector

The talk will be focused on Data Science profession, the skills required which are relevant to companies and how data science practice creates business value in Insurance sector.

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Raja Chakarvorty

Chief Data Scientist

Protective Life Corporation


Raja Chakarvorty is the Chief Data Scientist for Protective Life. Protective is a national life insurance and annuity company that operates throughout the US and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL. Protective is a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life, which is a global financial institution and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. His niche is to build Data Science capabilities from scratch. Raja is responsible for overseeing the company’s Data Science function. His team leverages data and advanced analytics to create a best-in-class customer experience and a targeted sales process with superior risk selection. Raja aspires to make Protective a data driven company. Prior to joining Protective in August 2017, Raja was the Head of Personal Lines Data Science at Hanover Insurance headquartered at Worcester, MA, leading the Data Science team focused on solving complex business problems using machine learning/AI & statistical techniques. Raja started his career at Travelers Insurance in Hartford, and worked on variety of data science problems focused on bodily injury severity, commodity forecasting, customer churn, claims etc. Raja earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and holds a MS and BS degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai and Banaras Hindu University.

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