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Innovators Magazine recently caught up with Katherine Manuel, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Thomson Reuters to find out about her role and the organisation’s key strategies. 

  • How does Thomson Reuters harness the opportunities of constant change?

We’re living in the age of acceleration. Thomson Reuters is a data and information company, and transformational technologies are evolving at a rapid pace.  It’s essential that we keep up and remain ahead of the curve in order to best serve our customers. To harness the opportunities of constant change, we’re opening platforms and working with customers, universities, startups and other partners to experiment, co-create and innovate.

Specifically, we have a global labs network, with labs strategically located in global innovation hotspots around the world, to attract top talent, rapidly prototype and validate solutions using data science and lean techniques.  We recently opened a technology centre in Toronto, bringing 1500 jobs to the ‘tech corridor’ with the goal to attract and retain key technology talent to collaborate with our business units and customers.  Also, our cognitive computing centre focuses on applying machine learning to products and solutions targeting professional markets.  One great example of this is our Reuters Tracer product which is a tool that enables journalists to spot and validate real news in real time on Twitter.  The Tracer presentation was called the coolest demo at Strata, something we were very proud of given the breadth of talent at the conference.

  • How does Thomson Reuters harness the opportunities of constant change?

We’re living in the age of acceleration. Thomson Reuters is a data and information company, and transformational technologies are evolving at a rapid pace.  It’s essential that we keep up and remain ahead of the curve in order to best serve our customers. To harness the opportunities of constant change, we’re opening platforms and working with customers, universities, startups and other partners to experiment, co-create and innovate.

Specifically, we have a global labs network, with labs strategically located in global innovation hotspots around the world, to attract top talent, rapidly prototype and validate solutions using data science and lean techniques.  We recently opened a technology centre in Toronto, bringing 1500 jobs to the ‘tech corridor’ with the goal to attract and retain key technology talent to collaborate with our business units and customers.  Also, our cognitive computing centre focuses on applying machine learning to products and solutions targeting professional markets.  One great example of this is our Reuters Tracer product which is a tool that enables journalists to spot and validate real news in real time on Twitter.  The Tracer presentation was called the coolest demo at Strata, something we were very proud of given the breadth of talent at the conference.

The full interview with Katherine can be read in our latest edition, available this week at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal – and online.