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In data science, insurance industry reaches for the sky


Data Science Research Director Glenn Fung shares a glimpse of American Family's customer-focused and innovative data science efforts.  

The property and casualty insurance industry has a long reputation of being traditional … even old-fashioned. An insurance company likely isn’t the first place that comes to mind when a data scientist thinks about where they might dig their teeth into interesting, innovative and challenging work.

My experience at American Family Insurance challenges that myth.

Insurance companies have a tremendous amount of data. Customer data. Claim-loss data. Actuarial data. Even data about the weather. The list goes on and on.  

Read the rest of Glenn's column on the idea sharing site, Medium.



About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 306 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive independent contractor agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the internet or by phone. Affiliate Main Street America sells insurance products through independent agents and affiliate Ameriprise Auto & Home sells through partners. Web; Facebook; Twitter