Adi Hazan is a software specialist and founding member of Analycat in South Africa and Catalytics in Singapore. He is an auto-didact (self-educated) who sold his first commercial software at the age of 13, giving him 35 years of experience in the industry. Adi does specialist programming in various fields including mathematical modelling, GIS, financial reporting, wireless systems, and statistical fingerprint recognition.
He has been Executive Chairman of Catalytics Asia for 4 years and was previously Chief Technical Officer of the London Actuarial firm, James-Brennan & Associates. Adi has consulted for several years throughout the ASEAN region and has been on the ASEAN Insurance Council forum of Academic Advisers, representing Singapore for over 3 years.
Isak van der Walt
Combining insurance, IT and risk management over a 35 year career David has worked all financial sectors. He is a specialist in Asia. Holds a certificate of geology and remote sensing to apply to natural disasters and effect on the environment from socio economic and insurance claims aspect
Global Insurance Evangelist and Advisory Board Member of Guardtime, a cybersecurity firm specialising in data centric security and founder of data integrity standard Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI).
David is on the global advisory board for Ultimate Risk Solutions enacting capital/solvency modelling based on actuarial and stochastic methods, the strategy of world insurance regulation and a Partner/Advisor to Analycat Ltd helping to build a strong Asia/Global pipeline.
Specialties: Cyber Risk, Enterprise Risk Management , Blockchain, Dynamic Financial Analysis , Catastrophe Modelling , Microinsurance , AI and Disruptive technologies.
July 18th 2017 David received the Kenneth Black Jr Distinguished Service Award from the International Insurance Society.
Professor Andrzei Kijko
Prof Andrzej Kijko is the Director of the Natural Hazards Centre for Africa that is located within the premises of the University of Pretoria. As an internationally acclaimed researcher, he has been active in engineering geophysics and seismology for over 36 years. Professor Kijko’s interests and responsibilities have taken him around the world, giving him a wide range of experience from the various research posts and consulting positions he has held.
More than a hundred of his publications have appeared in academic journals. Professor Kijko is the author of a book on statistical methods in engineering seismology and he has also co-authored a book on mining seismology. At present, he is working on a book on statistical methods in seismology, with special attention to engineering applications. This book was initiated and co-authored by the late Professor Keiiti Aki. Professor Kijko was also appointed onto the Editorial Board of Earth Science India in 2011.