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Thomson Reuters names new CTO

Thomson Reuters named James Powell as its chief technology officer. He replaces Michael Wilens who is leaving to head asset management at Fidelity Investments. At Thomson Reuters Wilens was executive vice president for strategy, technology and innovation.

Powell, currently CTO of the markets division, was previously Reuters’ CTO for enterprise and global head of product development.

Besides advising senior management and the board on new technology he will also be in charge of promoting best practices at Thomson Reuters in areas including search, data mining, databasing, digital platforms and datacentre design. He takes up his new job on 1 August. ■