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Oasis Conference

13/09/2018 - 14/09/2018


We are pleased to confirm that we will be holding our second conference in London this year from 13 - 14 September 2018.

Registration will open in a few days. If you would like to receive a note, please send our Community Manager an email (julia.arevalo@oasislmf.org).
Note: Oasis members and last year's attendees are already on the distribution list.

In addition, Oasis will also be offering a detailed hands-on workshop the day before, on 12 September, on 'How to get models into Oasis'. Please note that specific requirements apply to attend and spaces are limited. See here.




US Hurricane model comparison - sensitivity analysis and practical applications

Frank Lavelle, Vice President/Principal Engineer (Applied Research Associates, Inc.)

Tom Larsen, Principal, Industry Solutions, Insurance and Spatial Solutions (CoreLogic)

Paul Della-Marta, Head of Catastrophe Research (Partner Re)

Tom Philp, Science Analyst (XL Catlin)

Chair: Claire Souch, Director (AWHA Consulting)


Clarifying the process of adopting new models

Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace, Head of Risk Aggregation (Lloyd’s)

Miroslav Petkov, Head of EMEA ERM Insurance Team (S&P Global Ratings)


Technology advances and improving the efficiency of cat modelling

Panel discussion lead by Mark Pinkerton, Chief Technology Officer (Oasis LMF)

Additional speakers to be confirmed.


The role of cat models in parametric insurance

Guillermo Franco, Managing Director & Global Head of Cat Risk Research (Guy Carpenter)


Creating your own view of risk: How building your own Oasis model can help with validation

Rick Thomas, Managing Director (Beach & Associated Ltd.)


Recent events and implications for views of risk and model evaluation

Karl Jones, Head of Catastrophe Analytics (Willis Towers Watson)


Using climate models to better understand catastrophe models – What recent analysis reveals about the tail

Richard Dixon, Director (CatInsight)


Oasis Financial Model in depth

Johanna Carter, Business Analyst (Oasis Palm Tree)

Matthew Jones, Director (Cat Risk Intelligence)


The practicalities of building and deploying models onto Oasis – introducing the Model Development Kit (MDK)

Mark Pinkerton, Chief Technology Officer (Oasis LMF)


Oasis Deployment Options

Ben Hayes, CEO (Oasis Palm Tree)


The future of cat modelling

Panel discussion led by Dickie Whitaker, Chief Executive (Oasis LMF)

Steve Smith, Head of Catastrophe Risk (Fractal Industries, Inc.)
With more to be confirmed.


Global Earthquake Model (GEM) - implementation plan and benefits in Oasis

John Schneider, Secretary General (GEM)

Joerg Steffensen, General Manager Group Risk Management Modelling (Hannover Re)


Updates on Oasis and model roadmaps

Dickie Whitaker, Chief Executive (Oasis LMF)

Mark Pinkerton, Chief Technology Officer (Oasis LMF)



Registation will open in a few days.