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How Big is Big Data Reshaping a Trillion Dollar Industry?

October 10, 2013 11:30AM to 12:30PM
Presenter 
Murli Buluswar, Chief Science Officer, AIG Property Casualty
Location 
University of Chicago, Searle Lab 240A
Type 
Seminar
Series 
Computational Institute Presentation
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Abstract:
Learn how the first C-Suite Science function in a major corporation is harnessing internal & external data to augment the art of decision-making with science. Murli Buluswar, Chief Science officer for AIG, will share his team’s journey in applying data science to identifying and shaping opportunities that both measure and mitigate risk.

Biography:
Murli Buluswar is the Chief Science Officer for AIG’s property casualty business, reporting to Peter Hancock, Chief Executive Officer of the division. Mr. Buluswar is responsible for building and leading the newly created Science Team, whose mission it is to help the business achieve a competitive advantage by infusing consistent science-driven innovation. He is tasked with establishing a world-class research and development function, focusing on data to support decisions in how AIG can adapt strategies for better business results and more value delivered for the customer.

He is coordinating the division’s existing analytics teams, building additional capabilities in these areas and forging strategic links with scientists in academia in relevant disciplines. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Buluswar was Vice President of Enterprise Customer Experience at Farmers Insurance, responsible for defining and executing a complete customer experience vision with the goal of improving voice of the customer metrics and defined financial measures. His preceding role as Vice President of Insight and Innovation (I&I) at Farmers Insurance enabled him to establish the Internal Analytics Consulting Group to identify and drive new opportunities for the business.

Mr. Buluswar was also Vice President of Financial Analysis and Strategic Planning for Answer Financial; Business Unit Manager and Product Manager, Strategic Alliances for Progressive Corporation; and Senior Statistician and Business Analyst for Capital One.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Bluffton University, an M.S. in Statistics and Economics from Auburn University and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago. He is regularly invited to speak at insurance and other industry conferences and is actively involved with the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, an initiative to help inner city children achieve purpose through free music instruction.