The Resonance Test 21: Mona Vernon

financial services

"We Are Not a Group of People Playing with Toys and Foosball. We Are Actually Extremely Business-Case Focused."

The Resonance Test 21: Mona Vernon

March 8, 2018
by Lee MoreauKen Gordon

If you want to understand innovation in the financial sector, you talk to Mona Vernon. We know. We did—and we learned quite a bit. As the Chief Technology Officer at Thomson Reuters Labs, Vernon insists that innovation must business-case and use-case focused. Like Continuum, she insists on making it real. In this pointed conversation with our Lee Moreau, Vernon talks clearly and well about demonstrating value, selling innovation to executive leadership, hiring the right people, and managing a properly balanced portfolio of innovation projects. On episode 21 of The Resonance Test, Vernon says many valuable things. It's worth investing the time to hear her say:

• "Fundamentally, one of the values of Thomson Reuters is partnership."

• "If you look at the pace of change in financial markets, trying to do everything yourself doesn't make sense."

• "We are not a group of people playing with toys and foosball. We are actually extremely business-case focused."

• "I don't want your ideas. I want the problem you're seeing with customers."

• "In the process of defining a problem statement, you start seeing the solution."

Host: Pete Chapin
Editor: Kyp Pilalas
Producer: Ken Gordon

The Resonance Test 21: Mona Vernon
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