Thomas H. Glocer

CEO
Thomson Reuters

A closet geek who loves to talk about gadgets, Tom Glocer started off his career at a start-up focused on software for educational games. He also was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer, but try not to hold that against him. Mr. Glocer has been working at Reuters since 1993, rising in the ranks through its recent merger with Thomson. The combined company is now one of the largest companies of its kind, selling all sorts of information about the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, health-care and media markets. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University and a JD from Yale Law School.

Posts With Tom Glocer

Rafat Ali 2.0: Meet Skift, the Travel Industry’s Version of PaidContent

What do you do after you build and sell a pioneering digital media start-up? Take two years off, and start building another media star-tup.
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Shhhhhh! Media, Tech Moguls Meeting Today. Don’t Tell Anyone!

Under normal circumstances, if the CEOs of big companies like Cisco, Microsoft, and Comcast speak in front of an audience of bigwigs, it’s news. But you’re unlikely to hear what John Chambers, Steve Ballmer and Brian Roberts say today and tomorrow at Quadrangle’s Foursquare conference–no press allowed. Unless…

The Entire D6 Interview With Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer (3 of 3)

We’re posting all the interviews from the sixth D: All Things Digital conference that took place in late May. Here’s Part 3 of 3 of an interview I did with Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer. In this video, Glocer talks about how to avoid the fate of the music industry, the troubled economy, his favorite gadgets, new ways to deliver information on a variety of devices, and also takes questions from the audience about machine-trading and possible new acquisitions.

The Entire D6 Interview With Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer (2 of 3)

We’re posting all the interviews from the sixth D: All Things Digital conference that took place in late May. Here’s Part 2 of 3 of an interview I did with Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer. In this video, Glocer talks about the merger of Thomson and Reuters, how to benefit as the newspaper business struggles, how news will be delivered in the online future and what scares him, digitally-speaking.

The Entire D6 Interview With Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer (1 of 3)

We’re posting all the interviews from the sixth D: All Things Digital conference that took place in late May. Here’s Part 1 of 3 of an interview I did with Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer. In this video, Glocer talks about his geeky background and making a business selling news and information distribution in the digital age by having the deepest, most reliable and most comprehensive data–able to be consumed by both humans and machines.

D6 Conference Recap

Here are all of the highlights from the sixth D: All Things Digital conference, organized by day and speaker: Day One Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Microsoft You would have loved Windows 1.0. Walt. You would have LOVED it.” –Ballmer Session post  |  Videos: One and Two Windows 7 Demo Day Two Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com People loved their horses, too. But you don’t keep riding your horse to work just because you love it.” –Bezos on the difference between physical books and digital ones Session post  |  Videos: One and Two Bobby Kotick, Activision The social element has really transformed the gaming experience.” — Kotick on the impact of games like Guitar Hero Session post  |  Video Guitar Hero IV Demo with Tony Hawk and Paula Abdul Howard Stringer, Sony If we were any more successful, we’d be bankrupt.” –Stringer on the success of Sony’s LCD business Session post  |  Video Barry Diller, IAC Hollywood is a community that’s so inbred, it’s a wonder the children have any teeth.”   Session post  |  Video Michael Dell, Dell I could take him.” –Dell on his chances of success in a brawl with Apple CEO Steve Jobs Session post  |  Video Jerry Yang and Sue Decker, Yahoo I will never be a CEO again.” –Yang Session post  |  Videos: One and Two Jeff Bewkes, AOL AOL is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Web. We don’t get no respect.”   Session post  |  Video Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures We invest in the creation of ideas… It’s like Baby Mama, with me as the mama.”   Session post  |  Video Demo: G.ho.st Web Operating System Lets users access their desktop from any computer with an Internet connection. Session post  |  Video Tom Glocer, Thomson Reuters We have one great advantage over bloggers: we write once, and sell many times to many different media outlets.” Session post  |  Video Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook I won’t ever stop until you’re either the biggest thing around, or you’re dead.” –Kara Swisher on her relentless coverage of Facebook Session post  |  Videos: One and Two Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation I want to meet Obama. I want to know if he’s going to walk the walk.”     Session post  |  Full Session Videos: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six Day Three Demo: evri An application that graphs the Web via grammatical information. Session post  |  Video Demo: 23andMe Web-based, direct-to-consumer genome services. Session post  |  Video Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation All lives are equal.” Session post  |  Videos: One and Two Demo: TransMedia’s Glide A mobile-operating system that cuts across all operating systems. Session post  |  Video Tom Rogers, TiVo The TV set and its primary position in the home isn’t going anywhere in the future.” Session post  |  Videos: One and Two Demo: Deka The “Luke Arm” prosthesis, a state-of-the-art bionic arm. Session post  |  Video Kevin Martin, FCC and Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless You’re the chairman of the FCC. How did you allow this to happen?” –Walt Mossberg grills Martin on the lousy broadband situation in the States Session post  |  Videos: One and Two
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MicroHoo: A Deal Must Be Done

While Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo’s CEO Jerry Yang hemmed and hawed about what had happened in their disastrous takeover battle that ended not with a bang, but a whimper, everyone else who appeared onstage at the sixth D: All Things Digital conference last week was a bit more definitive about what should occur now: Get it done.
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Video: Tom Glocer Highlight Reel

Here are a few video highlights from the D6 interview of Tom Glocer, CEO, Thomson Reuters, conducted by conference co-host Kara Swisher.
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The Future of News (Distribution): Tom Glocer, CEO, Thomson Reuters

A closet geek who loves to talk about gadgets, Tom Glocer started off his career at a start-up focused on software for educational games. Mr. Glocer has been working at Reuters since 1993, rising in the ranks through its recent merger with Thomson. The combined company is now one of the largest of its kind, selling all sorts of information about the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, health-care and media markets.
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How to Succeed in Start-Ups Without Really Sleeping

As it turns out, creating a start-up is kind of hard. And, trying to be entrepreneurial 24/7 is definitely challenging. And, attempting to drastically shift your paradigm and move into new arenas with even newer rules and lots of uncertainty? Let’s just say, we are very tired these days. In all seriousness, it has been just over a year since we and our hardy little team launched AllThingsD.com, our earnest effort to take the D conference we created six years ago and give it another life on the Web.

Kara Visits Reuters' Tom Glocer

BoomTown in London to See the Queen