OliverWyman Forum

Quantum Computing

We’re convening public and private leaders to explore the potential of quantum computing for financial institutions

Session Recap: To read the key takeaways from this session, please click here.


Where: Virtual event

When: November 22, 2021

Overview: In the eighth installment of DataTalk, an interactive monthly forum of the Institute of International Finance and knowledge partner the Oliver Wyman Forum, participants including experts from IIF member firms, leading tech firms, and other partners and officials discussed the potential opportunities of quantum computing.

The recent spate of announcements about breakthroughs in processing speeds of quantum computers make clear that this technology is real and that financial institutions can’t afford to ignore it. Quantum may enable firms to run complex simulations in areas such as risk assessment, asset valuation, and portfolio adjustment much faster and better than conventional computers. Practical applications are still a few years away, but firms can gain exposure and knowledge at relatively low cost today because the field is still in a formative stage and many small startups are eager to form partnerships. 

The series includes three leading global experts as co-chairs:

Douglas Elliott, Partner, Oliver Wyman, and co-head of the Oliver Wyman Forum's Future of Data initiative

Jennifer Stott, Chief Data Officer, Royal Bank of Canada

Tom Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Ayudhya

Attendance at the DataTalk series is available by invitation only. To get in touch, email us at OWForum-Data@oliverwyman.com. You can learn more about the collaboration with the IIF here.