James Powell is Global Chief Technology Officer of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumer Watch and Buy. Previously he was Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters and member of the Thomson Reuters Executive Committee, responsible for the company’s technology initiatives and strategy, including the application of newly emerging technologies to advance the development and delivery of intelligent information.
Prior to that, Powell held a number of senior leadership positions within Reuters including CTO for the Markets Division; CTO for Enterprise; CTO and global head of product development; head of technology strategy; and CTO for the Reuters Financial division. He has also held senior leadership positions at Solace, Citadel Investment Group and TIBCO Finance Technology. Powell has a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College London.