Geospatial Analysis and Data Science - Weapons of Mass Deduction


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Head of Actuarial and Analytics at World Nomads and Weapons of Mass Deduction judge Jacky Poon interviews Andrew Xu, Actuary at Finity Consulting, on his entry into the WOMD competition, focusing on Geospatial analysis and a career in data analytics. Andrew created an entry that incorporated animation, Google Maps street view and motion graphics to explain the importance of Geospatial analysis and how it is used by actuaries for geographical models. He is one of the Top 3 entrants along with Minh Phan and Queenie Chow who created their entries on CatBoost and open source data. Jacky and Andrew touch on the wider aspects of Geospatial analysis including it's changing application over the years to using different analysis methods including R which he learned form his current role at Finity Jacky asks a range of question including; How are you feeling about the [competition winner] announcement? Tell me a bit about yourself? Tell me about your hobby [in video production]? How did you get into R for analysis? What other areas have you applied R in? What lead you to choose geospatial analysis as your topic? How would you begin to do geospatial analysis? Where do you see the edge for actuaries? What makes a great data analyst actuary? Andrew Xu will be participating at the 2018 Data Analytics Seminar where he will find out if he, Minh or Queenie will be crowned the winner of the Weapons of Mass Deduction competition. View the Program Snapshot here and get your tickets to attend tomorrow!

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