James Powell

Chief Technology Officer

Nielsen Company

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2016
Panels Participated in
Enrich Your Products & Services with Data Wrapping (2016)

James Powell is Nielsen’s Chief Technology Officer, leading our data science, engineering and technology teams. James joined Nielsen in this role in July 2015.

Immediately prior to joining Nielsen, James was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Thomson Reuters, where he was responsible for all technology including scale shared services, shared information platforms, enterprise architecture and governance. In his seven years with Thomson Reuters, James served in a number of technology leadership roles, including Chief Technology Officer, Markets Division and Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise. His career includes leadership positions in technology and data with Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group, Reuters Group and TIBCO Finance Technology. He began his career with Teknekron Software Systems.

James holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College in London.