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Employee profiles: Intelligent information starts with talent

At Thomson Reuters, we are trusted for the decisions that matter most, empowering customers to act with confidence in a complex world. Our intelligent information starts with talent. Businesses and professionals all over the globe rely on the people of Thomson Reuters to transform knowledge into action, so they can shape outcomes on the world stage. That’s why we’re showcasing some of our employees that help deliver solutions that enable our customers to do amazing things. Read the brief interviews below and check out the entire series here.

Paul Lockyer – Managing Director (TRGR)

What do you see as the key to successful innovation? 

LockyerThe majority of us rely on the fantastic ideas and inspiration from a smaller number of others, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, to drive innovation. To be successful I see my role as someone who creates the platform for innovation to be successful. Someone who listens to learn, trying not to simply listen to reply. Someone who helps the inspired make their ideas real.

Why do you care so much about the business and its employees?

Thomson Reuters is the company I will have worked for the longest through my whole life, with more sacrifices and more enjoyment than any other. We only get one life and I’ve chosen to spend the significant years of my career with Thomson Reuters. Our business is about giving people across the world an advantage; we make the most money from doing that for professionals – the real inspiration for me comes from our trust values and knowing we also contribute to informing the world and changing lives for the better. I’m inspired and proud of our frontline staff in conflict zones who are prepared to put themselves in danger to tell the world the truth.

How do you stay motivated on difficult days?

One of our favourite family sayings is, “If you don’t climb the mountain, you can’t see the view.” On a difficult day it’s worth remembering the views you’ve already seen, and the new views you will see when you finish climbing the current mountain – no matter how steep or painful it seems at that moment.

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

Nothing. Thinking about what might have been (with the exception of my ever-failing football team) isn’t where I choose to spend my energy. I’m incredibly proud of my family and our collective achievements. Focusing on what more we can do, professionally and as a family, is exciting and fulfilling.

What song do you listen to when you really want to get something done?

That’s an easy one, I don’t. If I really want to get something done, I much prefer silence. I love music and have a very eclectic taste. In the office or out cycling, if I need to concentrate, then I’m afraid I can’t multi-task, including listening to music!

Karen Townsend – Head of HR Strategy and Planning (Financial & Risk) (more…)

Exchange Magazine: The Innovation Issue

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We’re pleased to announce the release of the third issue of Thomson Reuters Exchange Magazine. Tackling the theme of Innovation, issue three explores the various ways in which financial professionals and organizations are evolving and innovating to meet the challenges and changes of the marketplace today.

Highlights from this issue include our IP & Science business President Basil Moftah on ten areas of innovation that will change our world by 2025; Mona Vernon of our Data Innovation Lab and F&R Chief Technology Officer Philip Brittan discuss how innovation is changing our business and that of our customers; David Kirkpatrick, CEO of Techonomy (and former technology editor for Fortune) contributes his thoughts on fostering an innovation culture and we take a look at our 15-year partnership with the F1 racing program WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING and the role of innovation and information in Formula One racing.

Additional features in this issue include:

Get your full, free copy of Exchange for iPad or Android tablet devices in the Apple AppstoreAmazon App Store, or on Google Play. Or visit the Exchange website and read free single articles.

Employee profiles: Intelligent information starts with talent

At Thomson Reuters, we are trusted for the decisions that matter most, empowering customers to act with confidence in a complex world. Our intelligent information starts with talent. Businesses and professionals all over the globe rely on the people of Thomson Reuters to transform knowledge into action, so they can shape outcomes on the world stage. That’s why we’re launching a new series to showcase our employees that help deliver solutions that enable our customers to do amazing things. Read the brief interviews below and check out the entire series here.

Patricia Brennan – Vice President, Product & Market Strategy (IP & Science)

What do you see as the key to successful innovation?

BrennanBalance — it cannot be over engineered; it is not random; it’s about validated utility.

What is the best leadership tip you’ve learned in your career?

A good attitude goes a long way; it’s never about you; don’t quit but know when to change course.

Why do you care so much about the business and its employees?

If you don’t care about what you do and the people you work with then you cannot possibly do your best for the people you serve.

How do you stay motivated on difficult days?

Breath — Stay calm and carry on.

What has been one of your major regrets, and how has it made you better in your career?

No regrets, just lessons learned for the future.

James Pringle – Head of IP & Science Assets (TRGR) (more…)

The important contribution of a company’s history

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Reuters Commercial Department in London, 1938

In our interview series, we talk with employees across the company in different places around the world to learn about what they do and what really motivates them. We caught up with John Entwisle, our corporate historian, who designed and runs our company archive, to discover what keeps him inspired 29 years on.

Having worked as our company historian for almost three decades, see what John loves about the job: (more…)

Arizona suit takes aim at Fluidmaster’s ‘No-Burst’ water lines

From Westlaw Journal Products Liability: Plumbing goods maker Fluidmaster Inc. knowingly sells steel-braided “No-Burst” water supply lines with design flaws that make them prone to failure, a prospective class action claims in federal court.

In complaint filed Aug. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, homeowner Rocky Wyble says Fluidmaster’s No-Burst line of braided steel tubing is vulnerable to corrosion from household chemicals often stored near faucets and toilets.

(Westlaw users: Click here for the 10 most recent stories from Westlaw Journals.) (more…)

Employee profiles: Intelligent information starts with talent

At Thomson Reuters, we are trusted for the decisions that matter most, empowering customers to act with confidence in a complex world. Our intelligent information starts with talent. Businesses and professionals all over the globe rely on the people of Thomson Reuters to transform knowledge into action, so they can shape outcomes on the world stage. That’s why we’re launching a new series to showcase our employees that help deliver solutions that enable our customers to do amazing things. Read the brief interviews below and check out the entire series here.

Mark Brusadelli – Asset Owner, Investors Desktop – Baar, Switzerland

BrusadelliWhat do you see as the key to successful innovation?

Ensuring customers are part of the process, learning from your mistakes and forcing yourself to think and act outside your comfort zone.

What is something you’ve done that people said you couldn’t do?

Successfully adapting a UK based product for the international market and becoming market leader

What is the best leadership tip you’ve learned in your career?

Don’t stop learning and always be curious.

How do you stay motivated on difficult days?

Spend time with my kids (aged 6 and 8). They put everything into perspective.

Cary Burch, Senior Vice President, Innovation – Culver City, CA (more…)

Tennis anyone?

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Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, we launched the Reuters Sports Reel app as a way to showcase the terrific photography produced by our journalists. What makes this app so compelling is that you actually see photos coming into the app during events in near real time. In addition to covering this year’s Tour de France, we have now covered the Hungarian and Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix races. With our internal push notification platform, you can get alerts for the events, teams, or individuals you most want to follow. Apple has already chosen to feature this product, and as mentioned when we launched the app, you can get it for both iOS and Android.

There are a couple of great pictures below from the Belgian F1 race, and we will be covering the rest of the Formula 1 calendar: (more…)

Promising new research on Parkinson’s disease

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We recently featured a Disease Briefing with new approaches to treating and coping with Parkinson’s disease on the Life Sciences Connect blog. A neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s disease affects more than five million people worldwide. Age-related conditions, like Parkinson’s, will most likely affect all of us at some point as the aged population becomes greater than the newborn population in many developed countries.

Perhaps you, or someone you know, will benefit from the latest therapeutic approaches being explored to treat and prevent this disease.

Global impact (more…)

Our values in action

One of the key reasons I joined Thomson Reuters after years in investment banking was the company’s focus on its people and the strong support of senior leadership to create an environment where employees can thrive and customers can benefit from the collective knowledge of our employees. This has proven to be true over the past two-and-a-half years I have been here.

As I have seen, Thomson Reuters is committed to delivering on our purpose and values. This is represented through a variety of media, methods and materials. However, what’s really important is how we operate as individuals and as a collective organization every day.

Through corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion efforts, we aim to empower sustainable growth for our people, our markets and our world. We do this by: (more…)

Knowledge Worker Innovation Series: Showcasing Innovators in a Big Data Ecosystem

Knowledge Worker Innovation Series

Inspired by a neighborhood of innovators and entrepreneurs, the Knowledge Worker Innovation Series consists of events that bring in thought leaders from industry and academia to discuss, dissect and explore technology topics and trends. The discussions helps us stay on top of and share the ideas that shape our approach to making information intelligent and delivering it to the businesses and professionals who depend on it.

We are pleased to announce the next event in our Knowledge Worker Innovation Series, proudly held in Boston’s Innovation District. Please join us to hear lightning talks from start-up CEOs Andy Palmer, (Tamr), Marilyn Matz, (Paradim4), and Adam Towvim (Trust Layers). This Big Data start-up showcase will explore connections and enrichment of diverse data, scalable native array database with native analytics and a new level of privacy accountability in the use of personal information in large data systems. This event will kick off the Mass Big Data Trek 2014 by the Mass Big Data Initiative. (more…)