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Oasis Conference in Collaboration with the Swiss Re Institute



Oasis Conference in Collaboration with the Swiss Re Institute 



28th September 2022

1pm - 5:15pm 

Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Hybrid event


This year’s conference will highlight how Oasis works in practice, including a live-demo on how to deploy and use Oasis, offering an insight on the latest techniques in climate modelling and the challenge of uncertainty in decision making, followed by a panel discussion, how Oasis is helping the changing needs of a corporate risk manager building targeted uncertainty into Oasis-deployed cat models, and how collaboration is enabling choice.


We welcome speakers from the following organisations: Hannover Re, Swiss Re, Zurich, Maximum Information and GEM, with more to be confirmed.


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Working agenda 

Registration opens / Networking                                                                                                                                        



Dickie Whitaker, Chief Executive (Oasis LMF)  

How Oasis is meeting the challenges of our current environment. 


How to use and deploy Oasis – live demonstration                                                         

Ben Hayes, CTO (Oasis LMF) 

Importing exposure data, selecting a model, running a model, and options for deployment.


Collaboration to enable choice – re/insurance industry and GEM in development of new GEM China EQ model                                                                                                 

John Schneider, Secretary General (GEM Foundation)

Michael Ewald, Earthquake Perils Lead (Swiss Re)

Ole HanekopSenior Actuarial Analyst (Hannover Re)

Speakers will explain the process used in the development to this model. 


How is the opportunity for the corporate risk manager and buyer evolving?  How Big Ticket’s digital infrastructure is taking Oasis out the (re)insurers back office and adding value to every corporate.

Rob Lee, Head of Group Insurance (Specsavers)

Rob Bartlett, Co-founder and CEO (Big Ticket Platform)

Hear how the demands of the risk buyer are evolving ..and need to evolve
What information would be helpful in that process 
How Big Ticket with Oasis might be a game changer                                                       


Swiss Re Comments                                                                                                       

Martin Bertogg, Head Cat Perils, Cyber & Geo (Swiss Re)


Unmodelled losses: the challenge for cat modelling                                                  

Latest techniques in climate modelling and the challenge of uncertainty in decision making

Erich Fischer, Senior Scientist and Lecturer (ETH Zurich) 

Social Inflation

Thierry Corti, Climate Change Lead (Swiss Re)                                                       

           Panel Discussion: 

Thierry Corti, Climate Change Lead (Swiss Re)

Iwan Stalder, Head of Group Accumulation Management (Zurich) 

Panellist TBC

This session will explore challenges in unmodelled elements of most cat models and how specialists see them, and how users make adjustments.


Building targeted uncertainty into Oasis-deployed cat models, and its potential value to cat risk decision-making.                                                                                                        

Tom Philp, CEO (Maximum Information) 

How can we visualise meaningful uncertainty in cat model output?
Where and how this uncertainty can flow directly into decision making? 
What further questions can be asked of cat models?
What role does Oasis play? 

Closing comments                                                                                                     
Beat Aeberhardt, Head Cat Perils R&D (Swiss Re)

*Subject to change.


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Technical hands-on workshop

A technical hands-on workshop (in person ONLY) will be held in the morning of the 28th September from 9am - 12pm

Limited spaces available. 

Oasis will be hosting a technical workshop on the morning of the conference where attendees will be able to set up and see Oasis working on the newly released distributed platform using an open model. 

The workshop is aimed at technically minded attendees, such as IT professionals, data scientists and model developers. This shouldn’t necessarily exclude participants with other backgrounds, like insurance, but a basic level of knowledge is assumed in the following in order to get the most out of the session:

  • How to interact with a REST API.
  • Running and editing Python code in a jupyter notebook.
  • A basic understanding of what Kubernetes is.
  • A basic understanding of what Keycloak is.
  • Familiarly with MS Azure.
  • Familiarly with the oasislmf package.

Users will be required to bring their own laptop with an up to date web browser installed (Chrome / Firefox / Safari), and should be able to install (or have pre-installed) the jupyterlab package.

We will also be accessing Oasis hosted MS Azure environments during the session, and so any users with locked down laptops will need to work with Oasis in advance to arrange access to the instances (or to an alternative, self-hosted environment).



Questions or queries? Please get in touch with our Community Manager via email:  julia.arevalo@oasislmf.org.