The fifth session of the IIF’s DataTalk forum, our interactive forum with knowledge partner the Oliver Wyman Forum, discussed methodologies for the valuation of data. This note provides a brief summary of the key themes that emerged in our discussion, noting that this was conducted under the Chatham House rule, and comments are unattributed.
The forum’s participants discussed the different objectives for valuing, and how these can shape the approach. With so many different scenarios and variables, they agreed that it is less about the actual valuation itself, and more about having an agreed approach for valuing data – a systematic approach that enables confidence that the valuation is fair. Participants also discussed philosophical question of whether data has value in isolation or without the context of a business, as well as bringing a portfolio risk-reward approach, and implications for helping to support cross-border data flows.
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