J.P. Le Cavalier

J.P. Le Cavalier

Data Scientist / Actuary

Promutuel Insurance

I work as a senior data scientist at Promutuel Insurance’s head office in Quebec City, QC in Canada. My main role is to help different business teams to leverage their data the best possible way. The ultimate goal is always the same, creating meaningful value for the organization.

My personal projects are well diversified. I particularly like to explore trendy datasets, squeeze out some interesting facts and then vulgarize them for a non-scientific audience. One would find an obvious constant among my projects: I try to use open source softwares to accomplish anything, whatever the extra complexicty it brings. The power and agility of open source communities fascinate me and I try to contribute my own way.

When I turn off my MacBook, I play the piano, I read a book or I cheer for Roger Federer with a unique (and timeless) passion.


  • P&C Insurance
  • Sports analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Geomatics


  • FCAS, 2020

    Casualty Actuarial Society

  • FCIA, 2020

    Canadian Institute of Actuaries

  • B.Sc. in Actuarial Science, 2013

    Université Laval


Last post

How the 2021 reshuffling of NHL divisions will reduce traveling

How the 2021 reshuffling of NHL divisions will reduce traveling

I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who was very enthusiastic when the National Hockey League (NHL) unveiled its newly reshuffled divisions ahead of the 2021 season. I was secretly dreaming of an all-Canadian division for a long time, but never I thought that this dream could ever materialize. We’re entitled to expect electrifying hockey for the upcoming season, and some rivalries will certainly reach a higher, more emotional level, but what about the effect of this reshuffling on team traveling?

Talks & Workshops

Predictive modeling with R in a production context

This intermediate workshop is about developing and deploying machine learning algorithms in production using R.

Reproducible work with packrat

This talk is an introduction to basic features of the packrat package.



An R package making it easy to extract NHL data in a tidy format.