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The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on business intelligence, analytics, data science, data warehousing, and big data.

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September 2019 CBIG Meeting: Modeling Ethics

Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5:30 pm: Dinner and networking with fellow CBIG members

6:00 pm: Introductions

6:10 pm: Spotlight sponsor presentation from Information Builders

6:20 pm: Main presentation from Dorothy Andrews

Session Topic: Modeling Ethics

Session Description: The volume, variety, and velocity of big data are undermining the value of causation, upending it with correlation. Identifying causal relationships between variables is difficult even when the problems are simple. Complex problems frequently avail correlations as a substitute for causation, often leading to the use of inappropriate proxy variables. This practice and others can present ethical issues for organizations and disparate impact for those subject to analysis employing such practices. This session will examine some of the ethical considerations analysts should be cognizant of when building models to reduce company exposure to ethical issues.

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Presenter: Dorothy Andrews is the Chief Behavioral Data Scientist and Actuary for Insurance Strategies Consulting LLC. She has more than 25 years of actuarial and statistical modeling experience with life insurance companies, property & casualty insurance companies, reinsurance companies, international consulting firms, government agencies. Her current focus is the application of behavioral psychologies to build predictive models to maximize the effectiveness of insurance technologies in the design of new products. Insurance is becoming mediated more and more by mobile, wearable, and AI technologies. As generations become more disconnected media technologies, leveraging media psychology, actuarial science, and data science is vital to the predictive future of insurance. Dorothy is currently working on a Ph.D. in Media Psychology, concentrating on how media technologies are affecting perceptions of risk aversion, neutrality, and affinity. Dorothy is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA).

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the AP1/1002 Redwood Conference Room in the left building - the 2nd door farthest from the entrance.

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