Tech Industry Veteran James Powell Joins Nielsen as Global Chief Technology Officer

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James Powell

We’re pleased to welcome James Powell to Nielsen! With 20 years of experience as a senior technology leader, Powell will be responsible for directing Nielsen’s technology, engineering and data science teams within the company and will report to Brian West, chief operating officer.

According to West, “James’ proven ability to deliver will be a critical asset as we continue to leverage emerging technologies to strengthen the power of our data assets. Nielsen has a strong technology foundation, and James’ expertise will be a significant boost to our overall technology strategy.”

Powell previously spent 12 years creating and executing transformational technology strategies for Thomson Reuters. He has also held technology and data positions at Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group and TIBCO Finance Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College London, England.

He officially joins as global chief technology officer on July 6.