Chair: Anthony Wagacha
To lead in the assessment of the impact of digital transformation at an individual, organisational and societal level and afford the profession a platform to shape the future of the continent from a digitisation perspective in accordance with the TASK’s key strategic objectives.
The general objectives of the Working Party are:
- To lead the curation of educational programming in response to emerging reskilling demands of the digital economy
- To lead research and innovation on digitalization across verticals in response to varying societal needs addressable through technology
- Taking lead in advancing application of emerging technologies within and outside of the profession
- To provide input to help the profession ensure the development and maintenance of robust technical and ethical standards.
- To promote external stakeholder awareness of, and confidence in, the work of the profession within the digital space, and to identify emerging issues of relevance to the digital space and address these with appropriate action.
- Facilitate CPD opportunities that meet the needs of members through the regular industry talks and the annual actuarial convention.
- To report to the TASK Council, at least on quarterly basis, on the progress made on specific goals pledged by the Working Party.
The specific objectives of the Working Party are:
- To review the level of digitization in select sectors within Kenya & East Africa and identify opportunities for scalable problem solving. Subsequently lead the development of bespoke solutions for two of the identified opportunities.
- To review reskilling imperatives for multiple stakeholders and advising members & external stakeholders on knowledge, skills and dispositions likely to be important in the automation economy
- To facilitate collaboration with other professions and stakeholders to drive conversation on leveraging digital transformation as an agent for change. Subsequently provide a platform to showcase application and intended applications of technology across verticals
- To participate and create avenues for participation by members in programing geared at advancing digitalization
- To provide guidelines on digitalization through technical and context based papers
The Working Party shall comprise between ten and sixteen members and will include the following:
- Deputy Chair
- Secretary – this will be rotational amongst the members
Formation of sub-committees
- The Working Party will, where necessary, form sub-committees to undertake specific projects in line with the specific goals of the working party.
- Membership of the sub-committees may include non-members of the Working Party provided they provide the special expertise or independent professional advice required to achieve the goals of the sub-committee.
- The working party will meet at least once a month. Members can attend by conference call.
- Meetings may be called by the Chair or any member of the Working Party.
- The notice of each meeting of the Committee, confirming the venue, time and date and enclosing an agenda of items to be discussed shall be sent to members prior to the meeting.
- The Working Party may invite non-members to any of its meeting where such an invitee’s input is of essence to the workings of the party.
These terms of reference may from time to time be amended as required, subject to the approval of the TASK Council.
To join Digitilisation Working Party, write to WP@actuarieskenya.or.ke