What does opportunity look like? Across the industries we serve, we help our customers identify the fundamental forces and changes that affect their worlds. The following story from our 2012 Annual Report uses the power of data visualization to simplify and unify complex sets of data, and illustrate the ways in which the ability to see and understand change can reveal powerful opportunities. (more…)
This year, millions of basketball fans will be watching college basketball teams battle it out for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, but many of these same schools are also high scorers when it comes to research programs. Our IP & Science business just launched Metrics Mania, to measure the research impact of American universities participating in the NCAA Tournament.
Metrics Mania winners will be determined weekly from reports pulled from Thomson Reuters InCitesTM, a robust, web-based evaluation tool that analyzes a university’s research productivity and performance based on citation data derived from Thomson Reuters Web of KnowledgeSM. The brackets in Metrics Mania will align competing institutions in six rounds to see how research programs compare. Each week fans can view how their favorite schools/teams perform. (more…)
The non-profit ORCID – which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID – is close to launching a registry that could mean an end to name ambiguity in scholarly communications.
“Author attribution has been a challenge in the research ecosystem for many years,” explained Dave Kochalko, Vice President of Product and Market Strategy and an ORCID board member. “Contributing factors include common surnames, publisher practices like publishing only authors’ first initials with their last names, the mobility of researchers, and routine name changes due to marriage or divorce.”
We are a founding member of ORCID, which was established in 2010 to solve the name ambiguity problem. The organization will soon launch a registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers, as well as an open linking mechanism between ORCID and other author identification schemes.
The ability to link these identifiers to a researcher’s output would enhance the scientific discovery process as well as improve collaboration and the efficiency of research funding. (more…)
The event took place on Wednesday, October 10th and all New York based Banking and Research employees were encouraged to participate. Eli Smith, who is responsible for our Thomson Reuters On Demand business, is on the Board of the New York Harbor School and organized this day of community service.
“I think it is very important to get involved in your local community and make a difference, so I was very excited to attend this great event” said Ellen Pinschmidt, Managing Director, Banking and Research. (more…)
This fall, don’t miss out on our complimentary event series. This season’s powerful line-up of industry experts will include a host of insightful topics, exclusive content and analysis to help you get ahead of the game and a jump-start on 2013. From in person events to online webinars and webcasts, you’ll get that extra edge to get your ideas to market faster.
Some of the many highlights include: (more…)
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), the world’s largest private funder of Parkinson’s research, has awarded a grant to Thomson Reuters to create and publish the world’s most comprehensive source of biological maps for Parkinson’s disease. The project aims to identify possible causes of Parkinson’s by mapping biological mutations of the Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) protein, the most common genetic contributor to the disease discovered to date. The maps will trace the disease’s biological pathways to pinpoint relevant biomarkers, which are biological molecules that signal an abnormal process or disease. They also support the drug discovery process for treating Parkinson’s disease.
“Researching the LRRK2 protein is a top priority for our foundation,” said Brian Fiske, Ph.D., director of research programs at MJFF. “We are committed to providing valuable tools, such as those from Thomson Reuters, for the research community to visually depict LRRK2 research data in useful and comprehensible formats.”
Thomson Reuters creates biological maps using the highest quality scientific literature data that is manually annotated using the business’s proprietary curation methods. The data selected for the maps is evaluated based on select criteria to ensure exceptional depth, breadth and quality of information for the researchers using it. “The pathway maps and unique content Thomson Reuters is developing for the Michael J. Fox Foundation project are especially valuable in shedding light on Parkinson’s disease and its cause,” said Jon Brett-Harris, executive vice president, Life Sciences, Thomson Reuters. “The maps will provide PD researchers with a resource to reveal the mechanisms behind the disease and further extend the drug discovery process. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with the MJFF on this critical program.”
In addition to funding more than $270 million in research to date, the Foundation has fundamentally altered the trajectory of progress toward a cure. Operating at the hub of worldwide Parkinson’s research, the Foundation forges groundbreaking collaborations with industry leaders, academic scientists and government research funders; increases the flow of participants into Parkinson’s disease clinical trials with its online tool, Fox Trial Finder; promotes Parkinson’s awareness through high-profile advocacy, events and outreach; and coordinates the grassroots involvement of thousands of Team Fox members around the world.
To learn more about Thomson Reuters pathway analysis tools visit http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/metacore/
‘People’ data is central to almost everything we do at Thomson Reuters, be it in our products, our sales and retention efforts, our clients’ data, or how our clients look at their own opportunities for growth and related risks.
That’s why a cross-section of Thomson Reuters subject matter and technology experts joined up this week at a workshop dubbed “It’s all about people!” in Baar, Switzerland. The goal? To take an in-depth look at how we can adopt a people-centric approach to the information needs of our clients, identifying core people data needs and concepts that should be reflected in our longer-term product direction across the business, while at the same time identifying shorter-term opportunities to assist current initiatives.
This people focus also recognizes the dominant role of social networking and social media in the business and professional arena, and the increased focus on “Know Your Customer” obligations in the area of financial services risk and compliance.
The web is awash with rich trails of action and opinions. Imagine if we could harness all of the people data we have from across the company with external information sources, and turn it into actionable tools that will help our customers make better informed decisions? An investment banker would be able to locate a colleague who has a personal relationship with a potential client, a lawyer would be able to identify the ideal expert witness for his trial and a research scientist can pinpoint the best peer to evaluate his paper.
People data already plays a key role in so much that we do. For example, Thomson Reuters ContactNet helps our clients better understand their own relationships to clients and prospects. Our clients have some data on those key people, for example the General Counsel of a Fortune 500 company, but they know that Thomson Reuters can help them understand a great deal more, such as who the General Counsel’s former law firm employers were, his legal work done during that time, his board seats, or his public statements (in the news, in an earnings call, or on the web). If we can begin to connect this information, it will unlock the important human dimension of the value we bring to our clients, be it in Thomson Reuters Eikon, Westlaw, OneSource, PeopleMap, World-Check, Findlaw, OneView or the many other products we bring to clients.
The workshop was hosted by Thomson Reuters IP Hub, the company’s centre of excellence for innovation and asset leverage, and attended by R&D teams from TRGR, Corporate, Content Marketplace, ClearForest and heads of product management and strategy from across the company.
See Peter Marney, SVP and Global Head of the Content Marketplace Group summarize the workshop below: (more…)
By Peter Pircher, Head of Catalyst Lab, Thomson Reuters Global Resources
This week Thomson Reuters IP Hub is hosting an innovation workshop in Baar, Switzerland. In recognition of increasing social networking and social media in the business and professional arena, and increased focus on “Know Your Customer” obligations in the area of financial services risk and compliance, this year’s event is entitled, “It’s all about the people!.” Attendees from product management, content, research, development, and general management from across the world are focusing on “How Thomson Reuters products can take a people-centric approach to the information needs of our clients, to drive greater insight, enhance community and engage users, recognizing that specific product needs are unique although the person being reflected is the same.” The goal is to identify core people data needs and concepts that should be reflected in our longer-term product direction across the business, while identifying shorter-term opportunities to assist current initiatives.
The discussions so far have focused on specific, people-related use cases, such as “Who is this person?”, “Who is the best expert?”, “Were they right?”, “Who has the influence?”, and “Who is our best target?”, with breakout sessions designed to tap the experience and knowledge of a cross-section of attendees. Session preparation, materials, observations and recommendations have been captured and will soon be shared with the rest of the Thomson Reuters organization.
“People” data is central to almost everything we do at Thomson Reuters, be it in our products, our sales and retention efforts, our clients’ data, or how our clients look at their own opportunities for growth and related risks. For example, Thomson Reuters ContactNet helps our clients better understand their own relationships to clients and prospects. Our clients have some data on those key people, for example the General Counsel of a Fortune 500 company, but they know that Thomson Reuters can help them understand a great deal more, such as who the General Counsel’s former law firm employers were, his legal work done during that time, his board seats, or his public statements (in the news, in an earnings call, or on the web). If we can begin to connect this information, it will unlock the important human dimension of the value we bring to our clients, be it in Eikon, Westlaw, OneSource, PeopleMap, World-Check, Findlaw, OneView or the many other products we bring to clients.
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Information is the backbone of business success. Without information, organizations stall and innovative ideas don’t see the light of day. Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information, is focused on one goal – to put the right information into the right hands to help clients produce amazing results. Delivering on this promise requires an IT infrastructure that can support game-changing products and services.
Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw legal research service stores more than 5 billion documents and is used by approximately 98% of the largest law firms in the United States. Even though Westlaw was considered the preferred legal research service, Thomson Reuters recently embarked on a journey to take WestlawNext, launched in 2010, to even greater heights. The goal was to create an innovative, intuitive research and workflow tool that would make legal research as easy as Internet search.
To realize this goal, Thomson Reuters needed to enhance its existing private and public cloud infrastructure to support WestlawNext. With a storage infrastructure built on NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), WestlawNext not only became a reality but set a new standard for online professional search. To date, more than 20,000 law firms, corporate law departments, and government customers have adopted WestlawNext, and it was named the New Product of the Year for 2011 by the American Association of Law Libraries.
Thomson Reuters invites you to join Marco Dion, European Head of Equity Quant Research at JP Morgan, in an informative discussion of his new report, “News Analytics- Can they add value to your quant process?” The report examines various techniques to increase alpha from news flow using the rich metadata available in Thomson Reuters News Analytics.
The one-hour presentation and Q&A session will provide you with an in-depth look at how company news flow has impacted stock prices.
Thursday, August 4
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