Francis Gagnon is founder of the Voilà data analytics and visualization firm. He has worked in reporting and information design at the international level for the last decade. At the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, he designed and produced six annual reports and tens of donor and management reports for their advisory services. For two years, he then lead a project to design and pilot new management reports for advisory services covering every management topic — finance, human resources, portfolio and results. Before that, he wrote reports and designed internal documents for the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN).

In this week’s episode, Francis and I talk about his work at Voilà, the process of working with groups and clients who need to improve how they communicate data, and all sorts of data and data visualization challenges.

I hope you get a few days off (in the US, at least) to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and are able to spend some quality time with friends and family.

Episode Notes


The World Bank Group

International Finance Corporation

Edward Tufte books