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Data Literacy

We’re convening public and private leaders to explore ways to promote data literacy in the workforce

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



Where: Virtual event

When: October 26, 2021

Overview: In the seventh installment of DataTalk, an interactive monthly forum of the Institute of International Finance and knowledge partner the Oliver Wyman Forum, experts from IIF member firms, leading tech firms, and other partners and officials discussed ways to promote data literacy across organizations.

With information growing exponentially and driving ever more business decisions, the need to “speak data” coherently across organizations is greater than ever. That begins with identifying what concrete issues need to be addressed with a data literacy program and defining common standards and language while realizing everyone doesn’t need the same level of skills. Firms need to be clear about what they aim to achieve by raising the workforce’s data literacy, measure their progress, and keep everyone focused on using data to serve client needs. Success can unlock radical  collaboration involving everyone from IT specialists to customer-facing staff.

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 You can learn more about the collaboration with the IIF here.