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Reuters names chief technology officer

Reuters named Michael Young (photo) chief technology officer to "oversee overarching technology strategy, including technology development, architecture, platforms, testing and operational resiliency".

He starts on 6 August and will be based in New York, reporting to Michael Friedenberg, president of Reuters.

“The impact of technology within Reuters is of critical importance in how we serve our customers and Michael’s exceptional technology expertise will help us make even greater strides in driving our future success,” said Friedenberg. “His wealth of experience will be a significant asset as we further modernize our organization and deliver coverage of the real world in real time.”

Young is currently head of digital experience platform for Thomson Reuters, where he is responsible for all technology and development, including digital properties, e-commerce sites and self-service technologies. He joined Thomson Reuters in 2017. ■