William “Bill” Wilkins is a multi-purpose actuary for the Safety National Casualty Corporation. While his main focus is on Enterprise Risk Management and Predictive Analytics, Bill still keeps his hand in the Pricing/Filings duties areas of the Automobile, Cyber, General Liability and Surety lines. As well as Statutory & Rating Agency Reporting duties for Safety National. He has experience in pricing insurance, reinsurance, credit risk products, risk management, reserving and broker management.
Bill is currently a member of the CAS Committee on Professionalism Education which hosts the semi-annual Course on Professionalism as well as provides continuing education opportunities for credentialed actuaries. In addition Bill was Chairman of the External Communications Committee of the CAS developing groups such as the Student Liaison Program and the Media Relations Committee. He has also served as a member of the Finance Committee. He was an officer in the Casualty Actuaries of the Southwest.
Bill has spoken at both the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar (CLRS) and Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar; as well has having a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science.
Bill just rolled off the Casualty Practice Council and Enterprise Risk Management Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries, but stays active as an Interested Party with those committees. Bill is a founding member of the Property-Casualty Insurance Association Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Bill has been an Appointed Actuary for three insurance carriers including Safety National and has worked at Fireman’s Fund, The Hanover, USF&G and ACE.
Bill resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and two daughters. He and his daughters are active in Martial Arts; Bill and the girls are District Champions of the American Tae Kwon Do Association. Sparring is his favorite event.
Bill has gone “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics. He and his family annually participate in the Get Well Gabby Foundation fund raising events. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the MS Center of St. Louis.
With terabytes of data created daily the critical role of the CDAO is given; what is not as well established is the technical expertise required, how much data governance is needed and exactly what the role entails or the precise reporting structure. As the CDAO role continues to change and grow in importance- collaboration and agility are of paramount importance in the journey of being an effective data executive. The CDAO needs to lead by example how data and analytics can lead the organization as a competitive force that adds value. Proactive CDAOs are trying to prioritize focus and actually execute while getting as close as possible to a recipe for success in an evolving space:
· Maintaining compliance while accelerating innovation
· Defining the role’s importance and collaborating in the C-Suite
· Providing metrics to communicate successes to other stakeholders
· Instilling a data-driven culture which empowers digital transformation
· Success depends on the success of other
· Recognizing unique organizational levels of complexity
· Demonstrating value while innovating for sustainable success
Leveraging the optimal balance of innovation, ethics and governance