ADS & VIVAT Open an “Insurance Lab”

The start of 2018 marks another new joint lab for ADS, this time with insurer VIVAT. The aim of this lab is to conduct joint research applying advanced techniques in mathematics, statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence within the insurance sector.

Research areas: The joint research lab of ADS and VIVAT (the parent company of Zwitserleven and Reaal, amongst others), will focus on data science, fraud detection, predictions, text mining, multi-touchpoint analysis, evaluation methods and learning algorithms. For this, three projects have been defined for PhD students:

  1. Customer value models
  2. Fraud detection
  3. Customer acquisition and Multi-touchpoint Customer Journeys

Access to state-of-the-art knowledge: Ron van Oijen, CEO of VIVAT: “From VIVAT we want to make life easier for our customers and offer them products and services that fit their personal lifestyle. The collaboration with the knowledge institutes of Amsterdam Data Science gives us the opportunity to develop and apply new technologies within our field. By working closely together, VIVAT gains not only access to state-of-the-art knowledge, but also to talent and the ability to work together with researchers on VIVAT’s challenges. This enables us, as a financial service provider, to be even better equipped to offer our customers the best possible service. Which enables us to distinguish ourselves even better in the market.”

Practical data: Marc Salomon, management team member of Amsterdam Data Science and dean of the Amsterdam Business School (UvA): “Amsterdam Data Science considers it important to work on issues that are relevant to society and the environment. The partnership with VIVAT creates the possibility to work with unique data. In addition, VIVAT is open to conduct research into real innovations. This combination is ideal for us to achieve high-quality and innovative research and also has a positive and innovative image to the content of our educational programs, for example by involving students who write their thesis in research within the VIVAT lab.”

About VIVAT: VIVAT N.V. is the holding company of, among others, SRLEV N.V., Reaal Schadeverzekeringen N.V., Proteq Levensverzekeringen N.V., ACTIAM N.V. and Zwitserleven PPI N.V. The subsidiaries of VIVAT N.V. are active in the Dutch market with, among others, the brands Zwitserleven, Reaal and ACTIAM. With a balance sheet total of approximately EUR 58 billion (at the end of June 2017), the VIVAT group is one of the larger insurers in the Netherlands. Anbang Group Holdings Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd., is sole shareholder of VIVAT N.V.

For the full press release please see HERE (in Dutch).

Pictured: Professor Karen Maex (Rector Magnificus, UvA) and Ron van Oijen (CEO of VIVAT) 

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