James Powell

James Powell
Executive Vice President and CTO , President and CTO

James Powell is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters and member of the Thomson Reuters Executive Committee.

Mr. Powell oversees the company’s technology initiatives and strategy, including the application of newly emerging technologies to advance the development and delivery of intelligent information. He also provides leadership to the divisional and business unit technology professionals as Chairman of the Global Technology Executive Committee. This work involves promoting best practices across the company in areas such as search, datamining, databasing, digital platforms and data center design.

Previously he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Markets Division of Thomson Reuters. In his 14 years at Reuters, Mr. Powell held a number of senior leadership positions including CTO for Enterprise; CTO and global head of product development; head of technology strategy; and CTO for the Reuters Financial division. He has also held senior leadership positions at Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group and TIBCO Finance Technology.

Mr. Powell has a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College London.


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