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Oasis Insight conference - Bermuda



Oasis Insight Conference - Bermuda

12th June 2024

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club


Free to attend




Agenda is subject to change


8:00 Coffee and Registration


9:00 Introductions from Oasis and others
9:30 Presentations from Model Vendors
(Further details TBA)


  • Wildfire Modelling: Unleashing Reinsurance Potential

                Jamie Knippen, Senior Product Manager, Corelogic

Delve into the hi-resolution world of CoreLogic Cat models, exploring the various options available and their implications.  Our focus extends to the critical aspect of identifying low-frequency, high-severity perils, shedding light on their significance and the challenges they pose for insurers and reinsurers in reinsurance buying decision making.  

Understand the importance of incorporating an appropriately simulated stochastic event set that accurately represents on-the ground realities and examine how decisions made by individuals and communities can influence outcomes.


  • Challenges in Quantifying Flood Risk

                Matt Reid, Managing Director - USA, JBA

This presentation will:
          - Discuss the key lessons we have learned in modelling flood hazard and risk over the past decade
          - Look at what capabilities JBA Risk Management offers today
          - Explore how some technology will impact our understanding of flood risk in the future


  • Tropical Cyclone Catastrophe Modeling for the North Atlantic Basin on the Oasis Platform

                          Dr. Frank Lavelle, Vice President, Applied Research Associates (ARA)

          This presentation will include highlights of ARA’s new North Atlantic Hurricane model on the Oasis platform, including:
          - Updated probabilistic hurricane event set covering the entire east coast of North America and the Caribbean,
          - Event rates for past, present and future climatology,
          - Improved storm surge modeling for the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I., and Bahamas including wave setup, and
          - Enhanced vulnerability modeling for the Florida market and high-value homes.


  • Harry Vardigans, Head of Insurance, Fathom 
  • Will Skinner, Managing Director, Impact Forecasting


11.00 Networking Break


11.30 Beyond Classic Cat Modelling

Speaker: Christopher McDaniel, President, The Institutes - Catastrophy Resiliency Council (CRC)

  • What is classic cat modelling?
  • Why is it not sufficient to serve future needs?
  • What is needed to address these future needs?

11.50 Beyond Validation: Uncovering the True Value of Catastrophe Models

Speaker: Tom Philp, CEO, Maximum Information

  • Model Validation is an essential cornerstone of effective and dependable catastrophe risk management. However, it will be argued here that the conflation of the terms “Validation” and “Evaluation” has meant that Model Evaluation – that is, the process of understanding where and why a model has maximum value to its users – has sometimes been overlooked.
  • This talk aims to shine a light on where cat models hold their true value, and where cat risk managers can implement simple Model Evaluation procedures that will help them identify real value for their key stakeholders: from underwriters to actuaries, and exposure managers to claims handlers.
12.45 Closing Remarks


17.30 Networking Drinks

The Astwood Arms, 83 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda (https://astwoodarms.bm)


Our partners below will be in attendance and keen to engage.